• Remembering Charlee Jacob: Haunter or Soma

    Remembering Charlee Jacob: Haunter or Soma0

    Charlee Jacob invoked atrocities from across human history in the same way that a Romantic poet might invoke the Arabian Nights. Sometimes she delved into the past and found inspiration in such familiar horror reference points as Jack the Ripper, Elizabeth Bathory and the witch-hunts; other times she ripped tales of murders and warfare from

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  • Machina Delivers Suspense and Robots

    Machina Delivers Suspense and Robots0

    Machina takes place in a near(ish) future, in which it has become increasingly clear that humans cannot stay on Earth longterm with any expectation of survival. That’s why rival tech companies are competing for a choice Government contract to send their AIs to Mars: to begin terraforming for humans to eventually migrate. Two rival companies

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  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is a Careful Study on Indian Society but Has a Disappointing Plot

    Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is a Careful Study on Indian Society but Has a Disappointing Plot0

    When a child goes missing, nine-year-old Jai decides to use his amateur sleuthing skills to find the missing boy. He enlists his best friends, Pari and Faiz, to help him. But try as the trio might, they can’t stop more children from going missing. But with no substantial clues to follow, and absolutely no help

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