Monthly Archives: May 2012


This is the third contribution by Ian C. Esslemont to the Malazan universe that he created alongside Steven Erickson. Erickson made this world hugely popular with his (now completed) sprawling and epic and sometimes infuriatingly meandering 10-volume series: The Malazan … Continue reading

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Finch is the (current) culmination of Jeff VanderMeer’s Ambergris sequence (definitely not a trilogy).  Ambergris was first visited in the short story collection City of Saints and Madmen (which I have not read). This was followed by the annotated afterword/biography/autobiography … Continue reading

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MiniPost! – Habibi

It’s been a while since I read this, but I was reminded to write a little something on it after encountering it on Comics Alliance’s best of 2011 list.  It’s Craig Thompson’s follow up to his hugely popular graphic novel, … Continue reading

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Shriek (An Afterword)

Though I’ve read Veniss Underground and one of his anthologies, this was my first excursion to Jeff VanderMeer’s Ambergris, a city rotting and fungus-ridden built on swamp and caverns.  Ambergris is an ambiguously industrial city state founded some time in … Continue reading

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