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Oct
22
A detective show with weight and unusual stakes, Luther is worth a watch.

Luther: It's gonna be a long night.

Luther (BBC / HBO Max) cares not for your standard episode beats, nor for your 20-odd episode seasons and regular villain line-ups
3 min read
Oct
20
Old Heroes, New Look

Old Heroes, New Look

For The Hero's Code, in anticipation of the next two novels in the series, Kay Reynolds put together some splashy illustrations for the first two covers.
1 min read
Oct
18
Borne is a compelling post-apocalyptic novel that goes all in on the weird.

Borne: Bears Can Fly

At first, reading Jeff Vandermeer's Borne feels like you've fallen into a dream. Any chance of a standard post-apocalyptic setting
3 min read
Oct
15
The TIE Fighter in all its ruined glory.

The TIE Fighter: Sci-Fi's Perfect Spaceship

Star Wars doesn't exactly give the Empire many gray shades, but the TIE Fighter does a lot to clarify its particular brand of evil.
2 min read
Oct
13
A spaceship ignites its engines.

Blueprints

On Monday I wrote a short tango between two spaceships above some nameless desert planet. Today, I'm gonna show how I design the ships that show up in the stories I write.
3 min read
Oct
11
A spaceship by a yellow nebula.

Catch of the Day

The fighter's settled in right behind the big four rockets, their blue fusion matching the sky and presenting a wonderful target
2 min read
Oct
08
The Gallerist Board Game by Vital Lacerda

Speed Art

Playing a strategy game without too much strategy sounds like sacrilege, like missing the point.
4 min read
Oct
06
Starshot in A+ Form

Starshot in A+ Form

On a busy Wednesday, here's a look at another novel done up with the Amazon's A+ content feature.
1 min read
Oct
04
A Shadow Tells A Story

A Shadow Tells A Story

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an exacting game, one that demands both more and less of you than the other titles in From Software's illustrious pedigree.
4 min read
Oct
01
The Farthest Star Book Cover, sort of.

Delving The Stars

It's taken time, but The Muse and I have come to terms. There will still be new universes, yes, but they will come after we've finished the stories to tell in the universes we already have. At least to a good stopping point.
3 min read