Monthly Archives : September 2016

Dear Sherry: Bleeding Heart Fantasy Author


“Dear Sherry” is an opportunity to ask for advice on writer’s/creativity block, time management, the process of writing, and more. Sherry Peters is a Certified Life Coach who works with writers at all stages of their writing career looking to increase their productivity through pushing past the self-doubt holding them back. Her fiction has won the Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book award,…

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Sexist Vet Specializing in Gigantic Alien Animals: A Review of Yoss’ Super Extra Grande


Super Extra Grande (2012 – original Spanish, 2016 – English translation) Written by: Yoss, translated by David Frye Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 160 (Paperback) Publisher: Restless Books Why I Chose It: When I read the back blurb for Super Extra Grande, I saw: “Cuban science-fiction master,” “playfulness and ingenuity of Douglas Adams,” “a distant future […] a veterinarian who specializes…

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Yours In Calendrical Heresy: A Review of Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit


…aka, the book that makes a SpecChic with a phobia of math really like math. Ninefox Gambit (2016) Written by: Yoon Ha Lee Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 384 (Kindle) Series: Book One of The Machineries of Empire Publisher: Solaris Books Why I Chose It: The first editorial review on Amazon is a glowing endorsement by Alastair Reynolds, who writes some…

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My Favorite Things: Time Traveling Historians, Claustrophobic Horror, Cheap Ebooks and Magic Wands


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week includes time travel antics, a horror film filled with the best twists and turns, a great website for finding cheap…

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Dear Sherry: Feel Like An Alien


“Dear Sherry” is an opportunity to ask for advice on writer’s/creativity block, time management, the process of writing, and more. Sherry Peters is a Certified Life Coach who works with writers at all stages of their writing career looking to increase their productivity through pushing past the self-doubt holding them back. Her fiction has won the Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book award,…

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Fallen to Earth: The Trials and Tribulations of The New 52’s Supergirl


Back when Greg Berlanti first announced that he was making a Supergirl TV show, I realized something very important. I knew embarrassingly little about Supergirl herself. Sure, I knew that she was a Kryptonian, and Clark Kent’s cousin, but beyond that? Yeah… not so much. To rectify this, I found myself hitting up my library, looking for Supergirl comics. The…

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Cover Chic: United States vs. United Kingdom


Welcome to Cover Chic, where we take a look at what publishers are doing with their cover art to grab our interest. You may have noticed that the United States and the United Kingdom often have different cover art for the same books. This doesn’t make sense to me, because if one design was used for the book worldwide —…

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My Favorite Things: Awesome E-Readers, NSFW Memoirs, Award-Worthy Novellas, and Star Trek at 50


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week includes a comedic memoir about growing up nerdy, a Lovecraft-inspired novella, a favorite e-reader, and one of the biggest sci-fi…

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