It is with a heavy heart that I announce Isotropic Fiction will be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. The key word here is hiatus. Know that we will be back. It is a question of when and not IF.
When writing a review, a good reviewer usually hides far behind the words so readers can focus on the book or movie. But when it comes to a fitness regime like the Zombies, Run! 5k Training, it might be nice to know if the reviewer is a total jock with zero percent body fat and a college education paid for by track and field scholarships. I wish that was me.
Early in a writer’s career, the difference between a good book and a great book depends on the skill of the editor. Later in a successful writer’s career, the difference depends on the writer. During the first stage, the editor has all the power and can act with near impunity. During the later, the writer’s stature and ego can prevent an editor from making vital changes.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a tough collection to classify. While ostensibly and consciously literary fiction, the individual stories, which traverse the gamut from alternate history to fantasy to horror and magical realism, are the ideals of their genres.
Organizations like 7000 B.C. are vital to more than just the people who write, illustrate, and publish comics. By creating a nucleus of comic creators in a rural state like New Mexico, they provide readers with the opportunity to discover that story which will change their world.
There’s not a lot to say about Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions that hasn’t already been said. Like Greg Egan’s Orthogonal trilogy, it’s entertaining story wrapped around a mathematical model of the world wildly different from the one its readers live in.
Standing behind the counter at his day job, the force of Luke Carr’s stare makes customers fidget when they ask him questions. It’s the stare of somebody who has wandered far across the wasteland and returned changed. Carr brings the same intensity to Pigrow!, his debut album released in late February.
Those who haven’t read one of Dickens’ ghost stories are in for a real treat. I still get a chill every time I see someone throw an arm before his or her face to block a bright light.
From Dorothy and Toto to the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, the characters of The Wizard of Oz are an indelible part of the western imagination. And judging by the warm reception enjoyed by Oz the Great and Powerful, James Franco’s Oz may soon be joining that cherished pantheon.
There are few graphic novel writer/artist teams as satisfying Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso. From 1999 to 2009, they rocked the comic book world with the Eisner Award winning series 100 Bullets. In 2011, they did it again with Spaceman. For those who missed the issues at their local comic book store, DC imprint Vertigo has now released the collected Spaceman: The Deluxe Edition.