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Lunar heroics... Author:  Andy Weir It’s humanity’s first lunar city.   Constructed in the latter half of the 21st century, the titular Artemis is home to a couple thousand residents who subsist in a network of five partially buried domes.  Nearly self-sufficient, the colony is experiencing a surge in tourism, but it’s also suffering from some significant growing pains.  It’s into this challenging environment that science fiction novelist Andy Weir has thrown our hip young heroine. A harsh home... Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara has spent most of her life on the moon.  Having moved to Artemis when she was just [...]

February 13th, 2018|Tags: |

Sea Room

Rocks and isolation... Author:  Adam Nicolson It’s known as “The Minch”.  It’s a strait that separates the Scottish Highlands from the northern Hebrides to their west.  In local folklore it’s the home of mysterious blue men who lure sailors to their death in the forbidding seas.  If you look for the Minch on a good map, you might see a trio of tiny islands smack dab in the middle of it.   Known as the Shiant Isles, they total just 600 acres in area.  But even though they may seem insignificant on a global scale, they hold remarkable secrets.  Purchased by [...]

February 13th, 2018|Tags: |

Daredevil, Vol. 2

Flawed Justice Author: Mark Waid Illustrators: Paolo Rivera, Emma Rios, Kano Kano, Khoi Pham Fighting the forces of darkness has never been so raw, and so gut wrenchingly personal for blind lawyer and not-so-secret superhero Matt Murdoch – aka Daredevil. Beginning with a well meant fieldtrip for Cresskill School for the Blind that turns into a Christmas nightmare and ending in the subterranean, corpse filled world of the Mole Man, Daredevil Volume 2 is a tale of personal retribution and a shattering realization that justice frequently does not prevail. Meanwhile, the hidden piece of Fantastic 4 power Daredevil hides is causing the [...]

February 12th, 2018|Tags: |