Category Archives: dystopian

Whisper by Lynette Noni

Reading Whisper was one of the most frustrating experiences: it started intruiguingly enough but then greatly went down hill with each subsequent chapter. A simple unreliable narrator first person tale that might have been edgy turned into a low grade … Continue reading

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Niourk by Stefan Wul and Olivier Vatine

From the 1930s to the 1950s, we saw dystopian become the hallmark of the new view of the future: from Brave New World to 1984, Fahrenheit 451 to Atlas Shrugged. In 1957, a French dental surgeon wrote several science fiction … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shiru

This story continues to surprise as the kids slowly but surely develop their plan of escape. The horror wasn’t as pronounced in these chapters; what we have instead are a series of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ type of investigating and plotting. But … Continue reading

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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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