Book Club: Oryx and Crake

Tonight on the GeekNights Book Club, we review and discuss (with spoilers, obviously), Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. We enjoyed it thoroughly, and had a lot to say. Gene-fueled science fiction dystopia, too-real commercialization of life itself, and a short read to boot, we had no choice but to make this - the first of the MaddAddam Trilogy) our GeekNights Book Club choice.

Kill la Kill: Final Thoughts

Tonight on GeekNights, we bring you our spoiler-filled final thoughts on Studio Trigger's game-changing Kill la Kill. Before that, we discuss the 2014 Eisner Award nominations and Masaaki Yuasa's Adventure Time episode.

If you have any questions or complaints about the mandatory bag checks and metal detectors at Anime Boston 2014 or the mandatory bag checks and forced changes to the bathroom layout at PAX East 2014, know that the Mayor of Boston is doing an AMA Thursday 4/24.

Attack on Titan Season 1

Tonight on GeekNights, we bring some spoiler-filled final thoughts on season one of Attack on Titan. If you haven't seen it yet, just watch it: it's this season's Fullmetal Alchemist. We also preview Kill La Kill, which might be Studio Trigger's Evangelion. It hearkens to shows like Apocalypse Zero and Otokojuku, with hints of Utena and Trigun-looking big guys. Oh, Teen Titans Go is sort of worth watching too!

Shin Sekai Yori - Final Thoughts

Tonight on GeekNights, Rym and Emily give a full review, as well as some final thoughts, on Shin Sekai Yori - From the New World. It's a solid show with a complex story, good characters, and a surprising ending.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a classic novel that, surprisingly, neither Rym nor Scott had ever read. Considering that a fantastic-looking movie is coming in the nearing future, we'll have but one chance to read the novel ahead of seeing it, so what better time than now?

Per Amazon: The Great Gatsby stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

But, before we tackle this, we talk about centaurs, armagnac-soaked bread, shipping things to Australia, Rymblr, an ancient technology called "fax," and the GeekNights Grand Prix. Also, the next book club book is going to be The Player of Games (Culture).

Final Thoughts: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Tonight on GeekNights, we present our final thoughts (spoilers!) on the fantastic and recent Puella Magi Madoka Magica. It is safe to say that this is one of the better shows we've seen in recent memory. But first, we geekbite issue #1 of Justice League! Also, since Madoka is on the mind, check out this interview with Atsuhiro Iwakami.

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