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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Novels: 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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Finding Your Namesake in a Classic Olaf Stapledon Classic Novel

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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Does Neuromancer Hold Up Now That its World Isn’t as Unique?

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.

[Read the comic below]

Blade Runner Debuted 30 Years Ago Today. What Would PKD Have Thought?

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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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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A Ringworld Movie Would Be a Spectacle You Could Never Forget

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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A Comic Strip Review of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde

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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Comic Critiques: Shatner Rules by William Shatner

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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Comic Critiques: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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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