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Month: July 2012

vN is out, today.

vN is out, today.

How this day began Me: Your coffee mugs are self-replicating. Him: Sorry, I missed them. Me: (Blinking sleep out of my eyes, noting the surprising lack of pain in my knees, considering a skirt, suddenly realizing why I made that joke) Hey, doesn’t my book come out, today? Him: (smiling) Why yes, yes it does. So yes. vN: The First Machine Dynasty is out, today. It’s been available in some stores for a few days now, but that’s because they’re…

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My Favorite Things: “Kids on the Slope” and Watanabe’s canon

My Favorite Things: “Kids on the Slope” and Watanabe’s canon

Kids on the Slope is slice-of-life anime, and it’s also a rare case of director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop; Samurai Champloo) adapting an existing work: a manga called Sakamichi no Apollon by Yuki Kodama. Wikipedia summarizes the plot like this: The beginning of summer, 1966. Because of his father’s job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep…

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The canonical “vN” review & interview post

The canonical “vN” review & interview post

For weeks, my mom has been asking for a central location where all of the reviews for vN can be housed. This will help facilitate her bragging. (You’re welcome, Mom. I’ll update this as I find more.) Note: Most of these reviews are already included at my publisher’s vN page. The blurbs are there, too. Or you could visit the Goodreads page on the subject. Or the Amazon page. vN has also been listed at Kirkus and Ranting Dragon as…

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