Review: ‘Laurus’ by Eugene Vodolazkin

Mostly when we think of science fiction, we think of spaceships and robots and giant floating eyes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like all these things, but they can be somewhat limiting. I prefer a broader understanding of science fiction as a genre that describes...
A Bookish Tour of Berlin

A Bookish Tour of Berlin

We continue our bookish tour around the world. This week, we’re in Berlin with Timothy Kennett. The many problems of the bookish have been well-documented in textbooks on bibliomania, literary autobiographies, and the kinds of high school fiction in which shy,...