Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding […]Lire la suite de "***** Carry On by Rainbow Rowell"
Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, with absolute precision, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will be instantly—and chaotically—democratized. The entire cosmos is suddenly within reach of all humankind, without organization, authority, or limitation. This comics anthology is about what happens next. There were […]Lire la suite de "***** FTL, Y’all!: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive by Iron Circus"
« My name is Luca Valentino. I came to Uitspan two years ago. » It’s the eighteenth century of the Imperial Calender and the Empire of Warassa is at its peak. Spanning a full continent, and experiencing a new mastery of the magic known as the principles of Sfeer Theory, one might go so far as to […]Lire la suite de "***Sfeer theory, by the Little Foolery creative team"
What football will look like in the future. Here’s a weird one. You can’t really say that 17776 is a novel, because, well, it’s not. What is it? An internet serial? An interactive novel? A visual novel with no choices? It might be all of those things, or none of them. Wikipedia calls it « a […]Lire la suite de "***** 17776, by Jon Bois"
Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. […]Lire la suite de "**** Holy Sh*t, A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr"
Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure! READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters! MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play […]Lire la suite de "****The Adventure Zone, Here There be Gerblins by the McElroys and Carey Pietsch"
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way […]Lire la suite de "***** The Martian by Andy Weir"