(Review) “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” or, Everything I know about the Warner Bros. MonsterVerse I learned from “B.P.R.D.”

The plot, such as it is, involves a misguided alliance between a noble scientist and cold-blooded ecoterrorists. There’s some good acting — as well as some scenery-chewing, in the literal sense as well as metaphorically.

It’s a wonderful Apocalypse (review)

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.

When history goes ‘wonderfully wrong’ (review)

Review: “The Lucky Strike,” by Kim Stanley RobinsonPM PressISBN: 978-1-60486-085-6128 pages Buy this book in paperback and Kindle ebook editions. It takes no small degree of presumption and vision, not to mention technical mastery as a writer, to… Read More

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

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.