BGN Book Review: The Xuya Universe

On a Red Station Drifting and The Citadel of Weeping Pearls are both part the Xuya universe, a world where Confucian powers became the dominant powers. Both focus on the Dai Viet, the Vietnamese galactic empire. Technology includes Minds, which are either imbued by the experiences of some notable persons after their passing so...

Jy Yang’s ‘Tensorate Series’ is a gender fluid fantasy

What I particularly enjoyed in the Tensorate series (which comprises two novellas so far--The Black Tides of Heaven and Red Threads of Fortunes) is the writing. Jy Yang writes gorgeously, and their metaphors have a rare beauty and are effortlessly woven into the story. The first story, The Black Tides of Heaven, is extremely...

Why Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Means So Much to Me

A new A Wrinkle In Time trailer just dropped and my emotions are sky high. I’m not only excited to see what looks like a great movie—I’m excited because of how much this film means to me personally and for the movie industry at large. I was in the fourth grade when I first read...

Check Out Forward Comix “Forward Into Fall” Kickstarter Campaign!

Learn more about the Forward Comix 'Forward Into Fall' Kickstarter Campaign which is looking to bring four new projects in 2018!

Your Sons Need to Read The Book ‘Dear Martin’

“Dear Martin” is a first-person perspective of what it means to be a young Black male--or target, rather-- in America. After the many shootings and killings of unarmed Black teenagers for petty crimes or even misdemeanors within the past 2-3 years, Nic Stone’s novel is timely and relatable. Justyce McAllister is among the extraordinary; he is...

‘Speechless’ Tackles How to Have ‘The Talk’ When Your Kid Has a Disability

This episode of Speechless, titled “Training Day,” had a twofold meaning. While Maya was busy training the new aids, Jimmy was training himself to become better at giving “the talk”. The talk: that dreaded "here's what sex is" conversation between parent and child. Jimmy took it upon himself to have the awkward conversation with Ray....

Review: Now We Are Six Hundred by Goss & Davies

Now We Are Six Hundred is the Doctor Who book you didn’t know you needed. This slim hardcover contains poems featuring a variety of Doctors, Companions, and Villains. What surprised me the most about about this book was Russell T. Davies artistic talent. I thought it was a mistake at first when I saw him...

Walter Mosley’s ‘Disciple’ is a story of our times

Walter Mosley, Disciple, Tor, 2013. Hogarth, who goes by the name of Trent, defines himself as a "fat loser". He is overweight, has a boring job as a data entry clerk, watches films, anime, porn and more or less lets life go by him. Until one morning, Hogarth is contacted over the internet by someone...

NYCC Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of ‘Star Wars’ With ‘From a Certain Point of View’ Event

Star Wars: A New Hope turned 40 in May and this year has been a continuous celebration of it beginning with the Star Wars Celebration convention. Most recently, to commemorate this auspicious event, Lucasfilm partnered with Del Rey Books to produce From a Certain Point of View. 43 authors gathered together to tell 40...

‘Real American’ tackles cultural and self acceptance

Real American, a memoir written by Julie Lythcott-Haims, is a process of socialization and cultural acceptance. Lythcott-Haims, a New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, invites us into her life experiences over a series of prose. Prose that will make you laugh, scratch your head (only 3 visits to a...
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