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/

The Threat Below: 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 Week 8 reading round threw The Threat … Continue reading

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The Binding Tempest: 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 for the #SPSFC we have The Binding Tempest, … Continue reading

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Earthweeds: 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 also brought me into the strange world of … Continue reading

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Isoldesse: 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. Up next was Isoldesse, of the Aevo Compendium series book … Continue reading

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Children of Vale: 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. The next book on my #SPSFC list was Children of … Continue reading

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Well, this sure ain’t great (Wheel of Time)

So we already have news of a main character being recast for season 2 of the show. Mat, no less. Aside from the big “describe what’s happening in this series, wrong answers only” energy of the article’s description of the … Continue reading

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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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