Author Archives for Sam

52/52: Golden State, by Ben Winters

June 23, 2020 10:42 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Golden State, by Ben Winters

A Philip K. Dick-inflected novel about a future California where it’s illegal to lie. Follows a Speculator, a lie-law enforcer... View Article


52/52: Akira, Vol. 2, by Katsuhiro Otomo

June 16, 2020 11:06 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Akira, Vol. 2, by Katsuhiro Otomo

How good is Otomo? This installment of Akira—over 300 pages of comics—basically takes place in about one day and involves... View Article


52/52: This Nightmare Kills Fascists

May 29, 2020 9:55 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: This Nightmare Kills Fascists

A political horror anthology nominally responding to the rise of Trump, but more touching on general political themes. Many of... View Article


52/52: The Double, by George Pelecanos

May 25, 2020 10:39 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Double, by George Pelecanos

My third Pelecanos and the first I didn’t outright love. Liked it, but it felt slight. Normally, Pelecanos succeeds with... View Article


Akira, Vol. 1, by Katsuhiro Otomo

May 12, 2020 11:45 am Published by Comments Off on Akira, Vol. 1, by Katsuhiro Otomo

Despite the photo, mine is the hardcover from Kodansha’s 35th anniversary box set. Re-reading 20 years after my first time, I’m... View Article