Tag Archives: Experimental Reviews

What I’m Reading: April Edition (Considerably Late) (Part 1)

The End of the World by Don Hertzfeldt I love Don Hertzfeldt, from the moment I watched REJECTED to the times I witnessed a balloon terrorize a little boy through his later, epic films that deal with the end of … Continue reading

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Unpulped #11: Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke

This novel is remarkably bloodless. I mean, I don’t mean to be mean to Arthur C. Clarke or his writing (not that any meanness of mine would affect him in any way, and it would/will only make me seem spiteful … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: March Edition

I Might Be Mistaken by Barbara Duffey I dug through yards of disintegrating feces around the ruins of the temple’s outbuilding, all decked out in goat shit dust. (“Hircine”) Barbara is more of a narrative poet than I am, by … Continue reading

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Unpulped #10: The Weapon Makers by A. E. van Vogt

Today we will be talking about A. E. van Vogt’s THE WEAPON MAKERS. We’ve dealt with van Vogt before, talking about his influence on Philip K. Dick (in terms of throwing in so many new ideas that the novel dissolves … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (Mid-February Edition)

Some months I read as though the only way I can navigate the world is through words. The War of Dolls by Michelle Painchaud This is a book you can’t read (yet) because it hasn’t been published (yet). Instead, I … Continue reading

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What I’m reading: January Edition

And here is your probably-not-even-remotely regular list of things I’ve read, with short thoughts about each, because I can. Also, because what I read definitely influences what I write, and so knowing what I’m reading my explain what you receive … Continue reading

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Unpulped #9: They Walked Like Men by Clifford D. Simak

This novel is about bowling balls and talking dogs and the eventual takeover of the Earth by underhanded Galactic realtors. It’s a mess. It’s glorious in its insanity. It is the best example I’ve come across illustrating the A. E. … Continue reading

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Unpulped # 8: The World of Null-A by A. E. van Vogt

So I recently finished reading A. E. van Vogt’s The World of Null-A, a story about a guy named Gosseyn who uses the ideas of General Semantics to thwart an invasion of our solar system. However, today I’m less interested … Continue reading

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Unpulped #7: Donovan’s Brain by Curt Siodmak

I knew of Donovan’s Brain because it was made into a pulpy sci-fi movie in the fifties. A brain divorced from body that can control other people with the power of thought alone! The hideous ability of a mind separate … Continue reading

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Unpulped #6: The Path Beyond the Stars by Emil Petaja (DNF)

What do you do about racism or sexism or otherwise (what I see as) hideous views from books written long ago, when such things were seen to be the norm, accepted, the commonly-held opinion? Shove it from your mind? Look … Continue reading

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