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Bright Home, Dark Heart

Bright Home, Dark Heart

THERE IS A tendency when evaluating fantasy to focus on the trappings: whether these are fire-breathing dragons, elaborate magic systems, or the (often inevitable) large-scale battles. Sometimes the t...

Vampire Socials

Vampire Socials

AT HIS INCEPTION, the vampire was a solitary figure. Typically the occupant of sprawling gothic ruins atop a desolate mountain, he was pallid, fanged, and obviously monstrous, occasionally distinguish...

Ferociously Intellectual Pulp Writing

Ferociously Intellectual Pulp Writing

PETER WATTS’ NEW novel Echopraxia is science fiction on steroids — or better, on some intensely mind-bending and energizing drug that hasn't been invented yet. Watts writes "hard" scienc...