Author Archives: Nathan

Time Out London

Timekeeper, by Tara Sim – This book takes place in an alternate version of Victorian London where clock towers not only keep time, but actually regulate it. As such, the mechanics who fix clockworks have a vital job. The protagonist, … Continue reading

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Mr. Ditko Was Right (Wing)

As you’ve probably heard, Steve Ditko, comic artist and co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, was recently found dead at the age of ninety. I’m not that familiar with his work, but I have read some classic Spidey and Strange … Continue reading

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Birth of an Imagi-Nation

The Silver Princess in Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – It’s the eightieth anniversary of the publication of this book, which I used as an excuse to give it a reread. This isn’t really one of my favorites, despite having … Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This

I went to the movies twice in the past two days, both times to see movies that have been out for a while. So here are my thoughts, with SPOILERS for both: Solo: A Star Wars Story – Beth didn’t … Continue reading

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Alien Archaeology

Rama II, by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee – The sequel to Rendevous with Rama sees a new Raman spacecraft appearing in the solar system seventy years later, and a crew going to investigate it. Lee, a scientist who … Continue reading

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Dagger in Distress

Since I started playing Final Fantasy IX on the PC recently, I might as well give some of my early impressions about it. I played a bit of it on my brother’s PlayStation years ago, but didn’t get all that … Continue reading

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Umbo the Flying Elephant

The Umbrellaphant in Oz, by Carol P. Silva and Marin Elizabeth Xiques – This tale follows up on Captain Salt in Oz, and in fact the first two chapters are slightly rewritten excerpts from that book. Marcus Mebes’ Royal Explorers … Continue reading

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