Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer: Read This If

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer: Read This If

  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer is an audacious but ultimately successful worst-case-scenario novel a la The Circle – though darker and funnier and more complex. It’s really not genre-able, but it is a great deal of fun. Techno-dystopia-lite? Ish? It is a book that lives up to its title. We’ve got corporate conspiracies […]

Nothing But Flowers

Nothing But Flowers

“Botanical Garden” by Lori Nix Last week I mentioned my ever growing dystoparanoid tendencies  and posted a lovely picture of a dilapidated library diorama by Lori Nix. The above, from the same gallery of photographs, was another of my favorites, one that easily brings to mind the Talking Heads song “Nothing But Flowers” (embedded below for […]

Fake Bookish Neurosis: Dystoparanoia

Fake Bookish Neurosis: Dystoparanoia

Dystopian Dioramas by Lori Nix I’m currently listening to Claire Danes’ narration (fantastic, btw,) of Margaret Atwood’s classic The Handmaid’s Tale, which I’ve read a few times already & am re-reading in preparation for World Book Night. If you are not familiar, a) how is this possible and b) it’s about a near-future society in […]