Joshua Wilson

‘Dark Phoenix’ and the persistence of Jean Grey

By Joshua Wilson / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Marvel Girl, Phoenix, Dark Phoenix — Jean Grey is passionate, committed, and enormously powerful as a person. She’s not merely as a hero and a wielder of power, but as a moral force for human actualization.

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It’s a wonderful Apocalypse (review)

By Joshua Wilson / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Comedy is hard, especially the written variety, and by that measure alone one would be tempted to wonder how “Good Omens,” a 1990 novel of apocalyptic satire that provides much of the source material for the present-day Amazon TV serial, has any right to be so consistently funny, insightful, and even, by the end of it all, surprisingly poignant.

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When history goes ‘wonderfully wrong’ (review)

By Joshua Wilson / May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Review: “The Lucky Strike,” by Kim Stanley RobinsonPM PressISBN: 978-1-60486-085-6128 pages Support independent booksellers buy purchasing this book via IndieBound • Amazon users can get it in paperback and Kindle ebook editions. It takes no small degree of presumption and vision, not to mention technical mastery as a writer, to give history an alternative ending, […]

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Magical escapes in a city of sunlight and shadows (review)

By Joshua Wilson / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a sparkling jewel-box of a book is Ellen Klages’ World Fantasy Award-winning “Passing Strange” — full of intricate workings, hidden chambers, privileged glimpses into private and magical lives … and packing a wicked, winking Jack (or is it Jill?)-in-the-box ending.

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‘The Atavist’ adds a humanist twist to time travel

By Joshua Wilson / October 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

“I was originally trying to come back with names for a person that idealizes the romantic past. Many words didn’t quite capture the feeling I was looking for, but The Atavist did — even though most people don’t recognize the word or its meaning. And that’s okay — we’ll help define it!”

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Animation: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” by C.S. Lewis (1979)

By Joshua Wilson / December 31, 2015 / 0 Comments
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