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The language of love has left me stony grey

Faces Under Water  (The Secret Books of Venus, volume 1)

By Tanith Lee  

2 Sep, 2016

A Year of Tanith Lee


1998’s Faces Under Water is the first volume in Tanith Lee’s Secret Books of Venus series.

Having ragequit his former life as a pampered aristocrat, Furian makes a scanty living by running errands for alchemist Schaachen. A hunt for salvageable bodies in Venus’ canals turns up something unexpected: a mask of unparalleled quality.

A mask that Furian should have left in the canal. 

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If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall or the mountain should crumble to the sea

Patema Inverted

By Yasuhiro Yoshiura  

1 Sep, 2016



I stumbled across Yasuhiro Yoshiura 2013’s animated film Patema Inverted by accident. An image search for something else turned up Patema Inverted s eyecatching cover. As has been well-established, I am a sucker for a pretty cover.

Patema yearns to find a world beyond the tunnels and corridors she grew up in. One careless step later, and she plummets down into an endless abyss. Luckily for Patema, high school student Age is in the right place at the right time to prevent Patema from falling up into the endless sky. 

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