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Science fiction from China
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Science fiction from China

Epic science fiction from China, on a scale spanning light years, combines narrative dexterity with a reactionary world view.   Sean Sheehan   Cixin Liu’s  intellectual appropriation of the science fiction genre is seriously impressive and manifested in a brain-tickling trilogy of novels: “The three-body problem”, “The dark forest” and […]

Bodleian Library Treasures
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Bodleian Library Treasures

Selections from one of the world’s oldest and most precious library collections is now available in a handsomely produced large-format hardbook: “Bodleian Library Treasures”.   Sean Sheehan   An Aztec pictographic manuscript prepared on the orders of Don Antonio de Mendoza (1491-1552), shortly after the conquest of Mexico; an exquisite […]