Paranoid Magical Thinking introduces Zachary Rawlins' Kadath Estates, essentially televisions' Melrose Place for quasi-magical, super powered misfits.
I enjoyed Rawlins' Central Series so much I wanted to try the Unknown Kadath Estates. This novel introduces a whole cast of entertaining misfits and shares a bit of how they've come to live in a magical apartment complex. Rawlins protagonist, Preston, is a dark and sarcastic late teen with little going for him. All the characters around Preston are colorful and interesting, I can't wait for the story to veer away from him.
The world building is really interesting. Dripping with Cthulhu based mythology, living in fear of the aliens on the dark side of the moon, and apparently wrongly blending science and magic, it is hard to tell exactly where and how this City exists but I want to read on and learn more. Luckily, Rawlins appears to be writing in this universe, The Night Market is another tale.
Both Kadath novels are in a style Rawlins refers to to as 'Japanese light novels.' Paranoid Magical Thinking certainly reminds me a lot of a Japanese anime story. The illustrator, Xi Lu, clearly works in that style, however the Kindle I read on did not share the artwork well. The novels did not need the illustrations, but they do help cement the genre.
Paranoid Magical Thinking (Unknown Kadath Estates Book 1)
Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam.
In this footage, a supercomputer’s CPU cores — nearly 900 of them — are neatly lined up in the Task Manager. The Doom logo appears, generated by code that targets each core. Then Doom itself plays, each “pixel” generated by thrashing a core with just the right amount of busy work. Max Holt: Finally got […]
The UK government today ordered domestic companies to stop buying equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei and to stop using its kit entirely by 2027. Huawei is suspected to be an arm of the Chinese government, breaking into western markets (and maybe its networks) by selling impossibly cheap equipment. The UK only recently approved more Huawei […]
If you want to understand what it takes to keep a company’s computer network happy and healthy in the cloud, the training found in The Complete AWS eBook and Video Course Bundle can go a long way toward making sure you know the ins and outs of the AWS environment. This bundle brings together five […]
Part of the reason WordPress is the undisputed king of website creation is its open-source framework, allowing anyone to create plugins offering levels of functionality to WordPress sites that were unprecedented. So where do you find all the great ideas that are pushing WordPress forward? You can sample a heaping spoonful of that innovation with […]
If you’re a photographer, videographer, or graphic designer, you’ve got a lot of competition charging up behind you. Because while you’ve been trained as a content creator, the task of snapping brilliant images, capturing well-composed video, and posting effective social media is now part of literally everyone’s skill set. For years, Adobe and their ubiquitous […]