Wolf Moon by Cullen Bunn
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
The story was very generic, run of the mill werewolf lore, adding nothing to the genre.
The larger, full-sized pages have nice artwork. The actual artwork of the story is ok, but not great. Anatomically so-so and I wasn‘t always sure what I was supposed to see. A bit sloppy and indistinct at times.
The underlined words in the text bubbles irritated me quite a bit.
I started skimming a third into the story. Not recommended, unless you are a fan of B-movie-level horror-trash. Which is ok and can be fun, but in this case it was not my cup of tea.
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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I picked this up as a buddy read, only realizing afterwards that it contains the story providing the basis for the movie Arrival. That made me a little apprehensive, because that movie turns out to be so heart breaking.
Anyway, here is what I thought of the separate stories:
Updates for each story will follow, as I read them
TOWER OF BABYLON ★★★¾☆
„Were the tower to be laid down across the plain of Shinar, it would be two days’ journey to walk from one end to the other.“
Slow beginning, but turns into a very good narrative. Fascinating world building there, along the way and at the top of the tower.
Is this SF? I’d say yes, considering the physics involved in the final pages and the topology of this world.