July, 2009 (Vol. VI: #7)
In which I fail to wear a Hawaiian shirt.
J. G. Ballard and "The Vanished Age of Space"
Space travel isn't as cool as the kids say it is.
How can a modern novel rise up out of the Noise and be noticed?
A technique to try when the pen has run out of good words.
The Enduring Appeal of Steampunk
There's more to this oddball sub-genre than you might think.
Tarkovsky, Solaris, and Stalker
Difficult, confusing, and frustrating doesn't begin to describe it. That's why it's a classic. A RUSSIAN classic.
Review of Far North by Marcel Theroux
A coy (but not a cozy) post-apocalyptic tale.
Review of City Without End by Kay Kenyon
Skillfully woven themes in reifying skeins.
Two more zines will close, but all is not doom and gloom.