Category Archives: review

Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Hebrew title: עולם הסוף translated by Mitch Ginsburg Tor Books June 25, 2013 368 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library The World of the End reminds me of the TARDIS: both are larger on the inside than their outside would suggest. By “inside” and “outside,” in terms

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Review: The Agents by Grégoire Courtois

I recently reviewed The Agents by Grégoire Courtois, translated from the French by Rhonda Mullins, for Strange Horizons. Here’s an excerpt from the review: This question, coming near the end of the French surrealistic science fiction novel, The Agents, encapsulates the entire two-hundred-plus-page journey that is this strange, hypnotic text. While its implications and lessons

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Review: Mirrors of the Sun by Pierre Boulle

This is part of a series on French author Pierre Boulle. Flammarion, 1982 translated by Patricia Wolf Vanguard Press, 1986 183 pages     The novel’s original title, Miroitements, means “shimmer,” which better reflects (pun intended) the core of this story: that something bright and shiny may actually be a dangerous distraction. As in The

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