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Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Buy it for the cover

Science fiction is notorious for having covers that bear nothing in common with the contents of the book. My best formative experience with SF was because of an unrepresentative cover — and so was my worst. Read more…


Of cats and circuses

In Japan, where many people live in apartments that don’t allow pets, cat cafés are big business. Over the past ten years, a huge number of these places have sprung up. Some don’t allow you to touch the animals – the cats are just decoration. Others are gloriously hands-on. Read more…

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