Review – Invisible Planets Edited by Ken Liu

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Translation
By: (Editor/Translator) Ken Liu
Website: http://kenliu.name/
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Tor Books
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I had been meaning to read this book since its release last years, and I actually picked it up at one point. Unfortunately, life happened, and I was forced to focus my efforts on other things. But now, almost six month’s later I’ve finally read the book in its entirety, and couldn’t be happier. Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu, is a fantastic collection of science fiction by Chinese authors translated into English, and is a must read for fans of the genre.

Review: No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular, Vol. 3 by Nico Tanigawa

Review: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular, Vol. 3
By: Nico Tanigawa
Release Date: (Original Japanese) December 22, 2012; (English) April 22, 2014
Publisher: Yen Press
Series: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular #3
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Here we are again, another volume of No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!, Vol. 3 down. This series by Nico Tanigawa, pen name for the two creators of the series, is about Tomoko, high school student determined turn things around from her middle school days, make friends, and talk to boys. Unfortunately, this is harder than it originally sounded. Already at the start of second term, none of Tomoko’s plans have come to fruition.

Throwback Thursday: The Sorcerer of Atlas by Hajime Kanzaka

The Sorcerer of Atlas
By: Hajime Kanzaka
Release Date: (Original Japanese) 1990; (English) December 7, 2004
Publisher: TokyoPop
Series: Slayers #2
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Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone. A while back we reviewed the first book in the Slayers series Slayers – The Ruby Eye by Hajime Kanzaka. Today we are taking a look at the second novel in the series, The Sorcerer of Atlas.

Review: Styx by Bavo Dhooge

Styx
By: Bavo Dhooge
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Shuster/Simon451
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I stumbled upon this book at the library and immediately picked it up (mostly because I thought the author had one of the most awesome names I’ve come across); I’m pretty happy I did. Styx, written by Flemmish author Bavo Dhooge, is a mystery novel with what is probably the most original twist on a zombie story I’ve ever seen.

No, really. Trust me on this. It’s pretty awesome.

Review: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

The Queue
By: Basma Abdel Aziz
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Melville House
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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I really enjoyed reading The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz. It is very well written, with lovely prose, a testament to both the author and the translator. The novel is told in classic dystopian style, more akin to George Orwell’s works than any of the young adult dystopian novels more commonly found on shelves today.

But, before I start sounding too much like my high school English teacher, the plot!