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.
Call it PTSD from a decade of war and economic collapse. Call it viral hope. But culturally we are in a moment where stories of survival feel important.
There is an intentional stiffness to many of the scenes as if one were paging through a collection of old time photographs. This adds to the suspense during the darker and more challenging moments of Tesla’s life, giving the characters a cloak and daguerreotype atmosphere.
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.
Without ever venturing into overt fantasy, Café Insomniac paints a fantasy landscape local to any city in the world in shades of sleepless deep grays and headlight yellow-whites.
With all the character transformations, it’s easy to forget that Boxers isn’t a superpower fantasy or mythology. It’s easy to forget that these were real people and real lives with modern, real consequences.
TibiaME, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) for mobile devices based on the PC game Tibia, answers the question, “What might an MMORPG have looked like on a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis?” And that answer is pretty charming, from the adorable little sprites used for the players’ avatars to the upbeat MIDI-like soundtrack in the background. The game is a fun, functional adventure for anyone with some time to kill and a WIFI connection.
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.
Most importantly, Action Teenz #2 was fun. It stands on its own, and readers will look forward to seeing where Action Teenz #3 goes. Hopefully it won’t be as long a wait.
X-Men has already proven to be a powerful franchise only made better by Brian Wood’s story and Oliver Coipel’s art. If issue #1 of the X-Men is any indicator, Marvel NOW, Marvel’s major relaunch that began in September 2012, has great surprises ahead.