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The 2023 Jonathan and Martha Kent Fictional Parent of the Year Award

While I have been awarding the Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents for 43 years now, the Jonathan and Martha Kent Fictional Parent of the Year Award is a new prize that I only introduced in 2020 … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: Fight, Magic, Items: The History of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West by Aidan Moher

Hugo season is upon us and nominations for the 2023 Hugo Awards will close on Sunday, so it’s time for another Non-Fiction Spotlight. For more about the Non-Fiction Spotlight project, go here. To check out the spotlights I already posted, … Continue reading

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Mid June Linkdump

At Slate, M.R. Carey gets into the neverending literary versus genre fiction debate, belatedly responding to the attacks on genre fiction by Arthur Krystal (see my posts here and here) and Edward Docx (see my post here). At Bookworm Blues, … Continue reading

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Cora enters another new market, some gender discussion, Automat diners and a must-have book

I’ve got another reason to brag, for mere days after cracking the Spanish e-book market I also managed to crack the Italian market by selling a copy of Courier Duty at Amazon.it, which even briefly put me on the respective … Continue reading

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More Lara Croft, more Fifty Shades and some book covers

First of all, there’s more on the whole “Hey, let’s rape Lara Croft” affair from the Guardian, the New Statesman, Care2 and Destructoid. I have no idea what that still from The Ewok Adventure has to do with anything, though. … Continue reading

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Et tu, Lara Croft – The Rape of an Icon

The gamer site Kotaku has an interview with the producer of a new Lara Croft game that will apparently be a reboot of the Tomb Raider series. Now I haven’t played a videogame in ten years, probably more, so I … Continue reading

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