Review – For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carroll

For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carroll For He Can Creep
By: Siobhan Carroll
Release Date: July 10, 2019
Publisher: Tor.com
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Recently released on Tor.com is a short story worth being shouted about from the rooftops. For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carroll, who’s other short fiction can be found in many anthologies, can be read in its entirety for free on Tor.com. The tale is a short story set in an asylum in the 1700s told from the point of view of Jeoffry, the cat of a poet who was committed to the asylum some time before.

#MangaMonday – ne0;lation by Mizuki Yoda and Tomohide Hirao

ne0;lation Vol 1 ne0;lation
By: Tomohide Hirao
Illustrator: Mizuki Yoda
Translator: Christine Dashiell
Release Date: Dec 10, 2018 to Apr 27, 2019
Publisher: Shonen Jump
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Many manga come and go from the pages of Shonen Jump magazine. Some have decades long runs and become foundation works within the genre. Others find themselves canceled rather unceremoniously. At only 19 chapters, ne0;lation written by Tomohide Hirao and art by Mizuki Yoda is a manga that, I believe, was canceled too soon. What few reviews I’ve found on this newer addition to Shonen Jump rate it rather mediocrely – a manga that wasn’t terrible but didn’t keep their attention either.

Review – Fence, Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana LaFuente, and Jim Campbell

Fence, Vol. 1
By: C.S. Pacat
Illustrator: Johanna the Mad (illustrations); Joana LaFuente (colorist); Jim Campbell (lettering)
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Series: Fence #1
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Fence, Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana LaFuente, and Jim Campbell is a graphic novel for young adults. The first volume collects issues 1 through 4 into a full color collection.

#MangaMonday Review – My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 1: Parents’ Day

My Hero Academia: School Brief, Vol. 1: Parents' Day
By: Anri Yoshi; Kohei Horikoshi (idea)
Illustrator: Kohei Horikoshi
Translator: Caleb Cook
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: My Hero Academi: School Briefs
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My Hero Academia is a superhero manga that has taken the world by storm. Since the manga’s 2014 debut in Shonen Jump, it has acquired two spinoffs – My Hero Academia Vigilantes, following a group of vigilante heroes, and My Hero Academia Smash!!, a comedic four panel rendition of moments not shown in the manga. Now, a light novel is also available starting with My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 1: Parents’ Day. Written by Anri Yoshi based on Kohei Horikoshi’s series and ideas, this story takes place after the student’s internships as they prepare for Parent’s Day.

#ThrowbackThursday Review – The Colony by A.J. Colucci

The Colony
By: A.J. Colucci
Release Date: Novmeber 13, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Bodies are turning up in New York City. A teacher, two santitation workers, and an MTA employee all turn up dead, their bodies dissolved from the inside out. The culprit is a supercolony of ants of massive size. A.J Colucci’s debut novel The Colony is a science fiction horror novel that combines espionage and science in a memorable tale of true horror.

Review – The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark

The Black God's Drums
By: P. Djeli Clark
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Publisher: Tor.com
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Nominee for Best Novella in the Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, and Locus Awards as well winner of the ALA Alex Award, The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark is sure to entertain. Clark, author of 2019’s The Haunting of Tram Car 015, has an unparalleled ability to weave an exciting, atmospheric tale that sweeps readers away on pure adventure. In a novella just over the one hundred page mark, it is all the more impressive.

#MangaMonday Review – My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4
By: Hideyuki Furuhashi
Illustrator: Betten Court
Translator: Caleb Cook
Release Date:
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: My Hero Academia: Vigilantes #4
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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The adventure continues in My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court. This is the fourth volume in a series following several vigilante heroes set several years before the main series takes place. Wonderful new characters and old favorites grace the pages in this action packed, suspenseful manga. 

Review – Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation edited by Ken Liu

Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
By: edited by Ken Liu
Translator: Ken Liu; Carmen Yiling Yan
Release Date: February 19, 2019
Publisher: Tor Books
Series: Chinese Science Fiction in Translation #2
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Following 2016’s Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation Ken Liu has translated and compiled a second volume titled Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation. Short stories, novellas, and essays comprise the volume, all of them translated from the original Chinese into English. Author and translator of such books as Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem translates each story beautifully. Also translating this volume is Carmen Yiling Yan.

Review – My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 1 by Hirofumi Neda and Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 1
By: Hirofumi Neda (story), Kohei Horikoshi (original concept)
Illustrator: Hiofumi Neda (art); Kohei Horikoshi (original concept); John Hunt (touch-up and lettering); Julian [JR] Robinson (designer)
Translator: Caleb Cook
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: My Hero Academia: Smash!! #1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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The lastest spinoff of hit manga and anime My Hero Academia to be translated into English by Caleb Cook has finally hit shelves. My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 1 is created by Hirofumi Neda and Kohei Horikoshi. Unlike the series proper or other spinoff, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court, this manga is a humorous four panel adaptation. Attention is divided between humorous takes on major story beats and some of the quieter moments in between.