Author Archives: Hatboy

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/

Du (a review)

This was half a movie so I’m only going to give it half a review. We headed out to the cinema again last night to catch Denis Villeneuve’s new Dune remake on the big screen. Now, I’m one of those people … Continue reading

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The Dinosaur Four: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next up on Team Space Lasagna’s plate is The Dinosaur … Continue reading

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The Elcy Protocol: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. This week for SPSFC I also reviewed The Elcy Protocol, … Continue reading

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The View From Infinity Beach: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Our next SPSFC review is The View From Infinity Beach, … Continue reading

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Mindguard: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next up we have Mindguard, by Andrei Cherascu. I had … Continue reading

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Primordial Threat: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next one on our list for this week was Primordial … Continue reading

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Planet B (Complete): A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Team Space Lasagna’s fifth-week selection included Planet B, the “complete” … Continue reading

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Watson and Holmes: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next up we have Watson and Holmes, by E. B. … Continue reading

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Between Mountain and Sea: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. SPSFC Round 1 week 4 gave me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Invisible City: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. What was next on our list of books for the … Continue reading

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