- “When we talk about something ‘being human’ or a ‘universal experience,’ what we hope to mean is that there are things . . . that bind us through basic empathy . . . The fundamental achievement of Jason Little’s Borb is the manner in which he harnesses that attention, underpinning the trials and tribulations of his main character with equal amounts of mirth and despair.”—The A.V. Club, April 14, 2015
- “What makes Little’s approach and execution so impactful is the way it subverts the wacky expectations of the medium. . . . There are walls a reader has to break down to find this overweight, lumbering amputee relatable and sympathetic. Little’s considerable sincerity and skills make those walls cardboard-thin.”—Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2015
- “A brief, picaresque story of the titular Borb, a down-on-his-luck homeless man whose fiction is as hard-fought and tragic as the reality that millions of people face every single day.”—This Is Infamous, April 6, 2015
- “Beautifully drawn. . . . There is no way this book will not get a reaction out of you. It is an early contender for book of the year.”—Mental Floss, April 2, 2015
- “Jason Little’s illustrations capture Borb’s life in all its dismal glory. He says so much about addiction and homelessness, and ultimately how hard it is to get out of that downward spiral, which too few ever do.”—Jason Kennedy, Boswell Book Company, March 7, 2014
- “Little’s elegant linework, minimal dialogue, and unwavering focus on the man’s day-to-day struggles are powerful, giving us a gruesome, slapstick view of society’s underbelly.”—Publishers Weekly, February 23, 2015
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Uncivilized Books’s “Borb” Is Our Sleeper of the Week!
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AK Press’s “Octavia’s Brood” Is Our Sleeper of the Week!
- “Can science fiction be a form of social activism?” an article posted by Boing Boing on April 2 asked of Octavia’s Brood, “Walidah Imarisha [has] recruited everyone from LeVar Burton to Mumia Abu-Jamal to help her prove it.”
- Imarisha wrote an op-ed for the Spring 2015 issue of Bitch Magazine titled “Braver New World,” which was picked up by Truthout on March 7.
- The editors appeared on GRIT-TV/The Laura Flanders Show on April 20 to talk about the revolutionary potential of science fiction. The interview was aired on TeleSUR and will be broadcast on LinkTV tomorrow.
- On March 25, Largehearted Boy reported that WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn chose Octavia’s Brood as one of its books of the week.
- The anthology has been nominated for a 2015 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, given to “science fiction and fantasy that explores and expands gender.”
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