Category Archives: dystopian

Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender, Sean Gordon Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth, Rus Wooton

Tokyo Ghost takes many modern inspirations and combines them into one fairly seamless story. From A Clockwork Orange to Princess Mononoke, Nineteen Eighty Four to Idiocracy, author Remender takes us to a dystopian hell where technology has run rampant and … Continue reading

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Children of the Wales Volume 1 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales is about as close to a Miyazaki movie as you are going to get. From the character designs, to the subtle characterizations, the random fantasyish setting, the innocence of children and machinations of adults, the intrusion … Continue reading

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Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

I’m gong to start by saying that this is one of my favorite books this year. I’ve seen quite a few references to the movie Pacific Rim and I can understand why: what Pacific Rim did for Japanese Godzilla movies, … Continue reading

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Snowfall by Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo

Snowfall feels like an homage to The Watchmen; not because it is an ensemble piece (it isn’t) but because we are given a cast of characters who are all very flawed and very unlikable. And like the Watchmen and its … Continue reading

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Code Geass: Suzaku by Ichirou Ohkouchi, Goro Taniguichi, Atsuro Yomino

Code Geass Suzaku isn’t a retelling of the story from Suzaku’s viewpoint so much as an alternate history treatment. Author Ohkouchi doesn’t stick to the facts of the anime and instead changes them a little to make Suzaku a more … Continue reading

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Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

It’s hard to pinpoint what went wrong here – perhaps what we have is a melange of ‘current’ YA ideas that never really come together or make sense. There are interesting ideas but the writing and plot, characters and story … Continue reading

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Impyrium by Henry H. Neff

Some books don’t resonate with a reader and unfortunately this one never really caught my interest. The writing is strong and there is good worldbuilding. But I also felt that I had read this story before; an amalgamation of dystopian … Continue reading

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