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Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

by Boreas

Arbor House Hc | Nov. 1987 | Cover art by Thomas Canty   When examining society in a particular city through an historian’s eye, the series of incidents that Ellen Kushner’s novel concerns itself with would be considered an insignificant curiosity. Unusually, Swordspoint (1987) tells a rather small and private tale. Nothing in it leads to […]

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High-Rise by J. G. Ballard

by Boreas

Jonathan Cape U.K. Hc | 1975 | Cover by Craig Dodd   I’d always wished to read J. G. Ballard ever since I had seen Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of his novel Empire of the Sun. I was also aware that he had written a number of science fiction novels, but I still never got […]

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