Tag Archives: Fantasy

Book Review: A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman

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Fourth in the Split Worlds series, and in some ways a brand new start after the original trilogy (Between Two Thorns,  Any Other Name, All is Fair), A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman brings new opportunities, changes, and challenges to the characters in Newman’s urban fantasy world.

Talking about those characters, their changes, and what Newman does with them is necessarily spoilery for the first three novels. This review assumes that you are all right with spoilers, or you have read the first three novels. Continue reading

Book Review: Cloudbound by Fran Wilde

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Fran Wilde’s debut novel Updraft flew onto the scene in 2015. With fliers, cities of bone, invisible skymouths and more in a lean and mean YA format, Updraft was a gust of fresh air in fantasy.

Cloudbound takes place not long after the revolutionary events at the end of Updraft. The unjust order of the Spire has been overthrown.  The old order is gone. Updraft is upsetting an unjust order. Cloudbound asks, and answers the question — once you have toppled that unnatural order, how do you build a new one? How do you make society work? And what do you do about people willing to take advantage of the chaos, confusion and upset social structures to make their own plans for the future manifest? Continue reading

Torture Cinema Poll: October Doubleheader (VOTE!)

2 Oct

It’s that time of year again.  Halloween is upon us, and that means we need to get ready for our Halloween special.  But we also haven’t recorded an episode of Torture Cinema in a while, so that means we’re going to do two in October to make things extra fun.

There are two polls:  one for early October and one for Halloween.  So, vote away!

(Note:  the Halloween Special poll will remain open until Monday 10/10!)

 

#51. Suicide Squad (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

12 Sep suicide-squad

Will Smith, mallets, and boomerang weirdos, oh my!  Shaun, Rachael, and Paul join forces to discuss the latest addition to the DC Cinematic Universe, Suicide Squad.  We offer our thoughts about the film’s plot, Jared Leto’s Joker, the new characters in the cinematic universe, and even the kinds of music we think each character would listen to!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

#50. Ghostbusters (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

9 Sep ghosbusters

Dancing Hemsworths, ghostly manbabies, and science-y ladies, oh my!  It’s finally here!  Our Ghostbusters special!  We discuss the film’s major themes, the new characters, WOMEN, ghosts, just who this Rowan North character is, and so much more!

(As mentioned in the episode, we re-recorded our review due to a software failure.  That also explains the reason it took so long to get to you!)

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

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