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Chris Szego

Romance, Zombies, and Magic: Three K-Dramas for SFF Fans

Did you watch Squid Game?

Millions did, and discovered K-drama for the first time. The appeal is understandable: a (usually) short season which gives viewers a solid chunk of story doled out in weekly installments. Then it’s on to the next story, which will likely be vastly different from the last. Because K-drama doesn’t just offer operatically bloody anti-capitalist adventures: there’s truly something for everyone. Suspensful murder mystery? Check. Office politics? Check. Tender rom-com? Check. Gorgeously realized historical court drama? Check and check. And then there’s my favorite, science-fiction and fantasy.

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February Recommendations from Bakka Phoenix Books

Bakka Phoenix is Canada’s oldest speculative fiction bookstore. We’ve been
passionate about reading, discussing, and selling SF since 1972. And
producing writers, too: staff alumni include Cory Doctorow, Nalo Hopkinson, Tanya Huff, Robert J. Sawyer, and Michelle Sagara West.

We hold dozens of in-store readings and launches every year, and participate in almost as many off-site events. Now that we’ve settled into our new permanent home at 84 Harbord St. in downtown Toronto, we have the space in which to host a long-standing SF book club, along with writing classes, workshops, and general SF conversational goodness.

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Series: Independent Bookseller Picks

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