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October 15, 2012

The only real downsides to ebook ownership is that due to the lack of a second-hand market, ebooks don’t go down in price over time the same way that paperbacks do.

October 1, 2012

It’s an odd combination, but I think that it works, provided one does not mind the combination of whimsy and realistic science.

September 24, 2012

This is a particularly fantastic book if you are a fan of Neil Gaiman or Ben Aaronovitch, but want something different—good, urban fantasy with a Middle-Eastern setting.

September 17, 2012

So my expectations upon picking up the novel were not high. And I was therefore very surprised when I was unable to put it down.

July 23, 2012

You know the feeling. It’s two o’clock in the morning. You’ve got an exam in two weeks. An essay due in tomorrow. You don’t remember the last time you picked up a textbook. You don’t remember the last time you bought a textbook. Things are grim. You begin to wonder whether you made the right choice […]

July 16, 2012

affection for life. Ripe with loving descriptions and detailed knowledge of every facet of London life; of jazz, mythology, history, science, Aaronovitch’s interests are all-encompassing and deeply passionate.

May 28, 2012

If you haven’t heard of A Game of Thrones by now, you probably don’t exist. HBO’s hit series has made the books huge, but volume one of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel stands apart from it. Daniel Abraham has done a fantastic job adapting the book to a visual medium–all the crucial elements […]

May 21, 2012

Democracy worth less than black-gold.

May 21, 2012

A Dense Interview With helen Lowe, Author of The Gathering Of The Lost K: Your books feature characters from a wide variety of different cultures, but they all feel extremely real. What’s your process for writing so many realistic charcters? H: Usually what happens for me is that I’ll have an idea for a character that […]