Thursday March 6, 2014
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Andy Weir's The Martian opens - where else? - on Mars, with astronaut Mark Watney regaining consciousness in the aftermath of a dust storm to find that he has been left for dead by the rest of the Ares 3 crew. With no means of communication with the departed ship or NASA, Watney must find a way to survive until the arrival of Ares 4, four years hence.
Thursday February 27, 2014
Ryan Holmberg's "10-Cent Manga" series aims to publish forgotten historical classics in the medium and pair them with well-researched essays to give readers a deeper understanding of their significance and context. Revered as one of the first instances of long-form story manga, Osamu Tezuka's radiant The Mysterious Underground Men (1948) is presented in here glorious full-color facsimile.
Review of The Mysterious Underground Men
Wednesday February 26, 2014
When her parents are attacked and killed by a bear on a camping trip, 5-year-old Anna and her younger brother are left to fend for themselves in the wild. Told in young Anna's voice, The Bear is a haunting tale of hope and grief.
Review of The Bear
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