Jan 06

Revival – Stephen King

About the Book A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new …

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Jan 05

Guardians of the Galaxy: An Exploration of Groot and Drax

I am not a big movie watcher. In fact, I do just about anything I possibly can to avoid watching movies. However, my three-year-old enjoys watching movies on the occasion, so I usually suffer through them with her. Her current obsession in Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie I watched in theaters with absolutely no …

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Dec 31

The Epic Best Books of 2014 List

I know I said I’d wait until January to write this list, but December 31 is close enough. I’m doing it a little different this year. I read so many books in 2014 (I’m at 204 right now), instead of doing a top ten thing, I’m breaking it down by SFF subgenre (as much as …

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Dec 30

Special Needs in Strange Worlds – A Look Back at 2014

Please wander over to SF Signal and check out my recap of this year, as well as the top 10 posts of 2014. Special Needs in Strange Worlds has been the delight of my year, and I’m really, really excited about what happened with it, and where it is (hopefully) going. In other news, Jim …

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Dec 29

Under the Empyrean Sky – Chuck Wendig

About the Book Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It’s the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow? And the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As captain of the …

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Dec 22

Nexus – Ramez Naam

About the Book Mankind gets an upgrade In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it. When a young scientist is caught improving …

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Dec 22

A Huge THANK YOU to Chuck Wendig


All I have to say is…. This package floored me. Astounded me. Shocked me. And it just proves, yet again, that this genre is full of some of the most amazing, intelligent, kind, talented people I’ve ever met. Thank you, Chuck Wendig, for your incredible gift, and for, yet again, proving how fantastic you really …

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Dec 19

2014 in Review

This isn’t a “best of” list. I’m waiting until January to do that. Life: 2014 has been absolutely insane. One year ago my husband lost his job. He landed a dream job (thanks a ton to the helpful advice that we got through this website, and to all of you who helped us during that …

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Dec 18

Swords of Good Men – Snorri Kristjansson

About the Book To Ulfar Thormodsson, the Viking town of Stenvik is the penultimate stop on a long journey in this riveting adventure of clashing Viking powers. Tasked with looking after his cousin after disgracing his father, he has traveled the world and now only wants to go home. Stenvik is different: it contains the …

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Dec 16

The Flight of the Silvers – Daniel Price

About the Book Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister’s wrist. Within moments, …

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