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Superheroes Round 19: The Superhero Name Movie

2016/06/26 Leave a comment

While reflecting on the movies I’ve seen lately, I’ve realized there’s an odd phenomenon: every single superhero movie uses either the name of the central hero, or the name of the super team.

All of them.  And most of them use only that name, perhaps with a number or a subtitle.

It seems odd.

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Fantasy Round 46: The Court of the Air

2016/06/05 1 comment

Well, this is a book I read.  It was mostly fun, I suppose, but I didn’t like it as much as the critics apparently did.  The main storyline was fine, but the exploration of the world left something to be desired.

The Court of the Air, by Stephen Hunt, is described as a Dickensian steampunk fantasy novel.

And… it pretty much is, but it’s not really a good thing.

I like the cover. And there were, in fact, hot air balloons... well, I mean, airships with expansion engines... moving on...

I like the cover. And there were, in fact, hot air balloons… well, I mean, airships with expansion engines… moving on…

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