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I’m not a good reader. I’m simultaneously too slow and too fast, taking forever to miss important details. I’m not attentive and I don’t get “lost” in books; I’m constantly being taken out of them. I’ve all but stopped reading … Continue reading
For many comics nerds, Gone and Forgotten was essential back in early oughts (and its current incarnation still is.) A lot of people have done the “look at these wacky old comics” thing (myself included) and almost all of them … Continue reading
(Full disclosure: Tom Digby is a colleague of my wife’s and a pal. He gave her a copy of his book and after she finished it, I read it.) Yesterday this article was going around Twitter, or at least the … Continue reading
I didn’t read a lot of fiction as a kid. For someone who supposedly liked science fiction, I didn’t read any of the classics. I didn’t really go for comics too much. I did the Hardy Boys thing briefly, and … Continue reading
We’ve established that, as a kid, science fiction was the theme that appealed the most to me, even if it was a vague sort of science fiction. That is, I loved SF, but it wasn’t like I was a regular … Continue reading
When I first got into Doctor Who in 1981, it wasn’t a terrible time to be a fan. Though merchandise was thin on the ground, it was starting to come in. Unlike fans even a few years earlier, you didn’t … Continue reading
I’ve said before that I was something of a coward when I was a kid. I was scared of everything, especially the supernatural. Fear of demons bedeviled my nights, and I didn’t sleep with a light off until well past … Continue reading
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a look at what main author Chris Hedges terms “sacrifice zones”. These are areas in the country that have been more or less been given up to Capitalism, places where human life, human … Continue reading