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Fri
Jan 11 2013 12:00pm
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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Novels: Star Wars For Adults?

John Bonner

A comic by Anthony John Bonner about Iain M. Banks' Culture novels: Are they Star Wars for adults?Comic artist John Bonner recently got a chance to sit down with Iain M. Banks’ newest Culture novel The Hydrogen Sonata. In this comic strip, he nails down just what it is about the Culture series that enthralls and delights him.

Every so often, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

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Tue
Oct 9 2012 12:30pm
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Finding Your Namesake in a Classic Olaf Stapledon Classic Novel

John Bonner

Comic artist John Bonner recently reread Olaf Stapledon's science fiction classic Odd John, one of his father's favorite books, and possibly found a bit of his own history within the book.

Every so often, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

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Tue
Aug 28 2012 12:00pm
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Does Neuromancer Hold Up Now That its World Isn’t as Unique?

John Bonner

Does William Gibson's now-classic Neuromancer, the book that coined the term “cyberspace,” hold up to a reread now that a lot of the tech and social structures it depicted have been realized in real life? John Bonner put on his fedora and set off to see (in comic form).

Every so often, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

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Mon
Jun 25 2012 1:00pm
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Blade Runner Debuted 30 Years Ago Today. What Would PKD Have Thought?

John Bonner

Today, June 25th, marks 30 years since Blade Runner debuted in theaters. This film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is now considered a staple of science fiction film, so for the anniversary comic artist John Bonner visualizes what PKD might have thought about Blade Runner had he gotten the chance to see it.

Every so often, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

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Mon
May 21 2012 1:00pm
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Could a Rendezvous With Rama Movie Capture the Scientific Wonder of the Book?

John Bonner

Could a Rendezvous With Rama Movie Capture the Scientific Wonder of the Book?

Every so often, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

He recently reread Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous With Rama and tried to imagine how Hollywood would turn it into a film that held as much wonder as the book. The verdict?

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Fri
Apr 20 2012 10:00am
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A Ringworld Movie Would Be a Spectacle You Could Never Forget

John Bonner

Ringworld comic by John Bonner

Every so often, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

He recently reread Larry Niven’s Ringworld, which spins him off into thoughts about special effects, how generations of moviegoers react differently to them, and how Ringworld could still trounce everything if it was ever visualized.

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Fri
Nov 18 2011 10:00am
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A Comic Strip Review of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde

John Bonner

Every week or so, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site and more of them here on Tor.com.

Today he tackles Neal Stephenson’s newest book, Reamde, a thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game. As you can see below, just reading Reamde is an experience all on its own....

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Fri
Oct 21 2011 5:00pm
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Comic Critiques: Shatner Rules by William Shatner

John Bonner

Every week or so, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site.

Today he tackles Shatner Rules by William Shatner. This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Shatner’s illustrious life and career, shows how a guy named Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming beautifully Shatneresque.

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Thu
Oct 6 2011 10:30am
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Comic Critiques: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

John Bonner

Every week or so, comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site.

Today he tackles Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera, set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

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Thu
Sep 22 2011 1:14pm
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Comic Critiques: A Game of Thrones Audiobook

John Bonner

Presenting Comic Critiques, a new comics feature on Tor.com! Comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site, linked above.

Today he tackles the Game of Thrones audiobook as narrated by Roy Dotrice. Click the comic to enlarge.

Thu
Sep 22 2011 11:35am

Comic Critiques: A Game of Thrones Audiobook

Presenting Comic Critiques, a new comics feature on Tor.com! Comic artist John Bonner reviews books, audio, and more, then turns his reactions into a comic strip. You can check out many more of them at Bonner’s site, linked above.

Today he tackles the Game of Thrones audiobook as narrated by Roy Dotrice. Click the comic to enlarge.

Comic Crits by John Bonner: A Game of Thrones