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My Favorite Things: Mad Scientists, Life Model Decoys, Horror Biographies, Episodic Board Games, and The Legend of Zelda

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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, we’re talking about dimension-hopping mad scientists, the latest installment in the Zelda video game franchise, a biography for one of the…

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We Don’t Need Another Hero. No Sir, We Do Not.

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So I had a weird Tina Turner fixation as a child, and it’s all George Miller’s fault. Thirty years before his magnum opus of post-apocalyptic tribalism, feminism and practical effects, 2015’s Mad Mad: Fury Road, George Miller directed and co-wrote  another transformative work of cinematic genius featuring post-apocalyptic tribalism, feminism and practical effects. I am speaking, of course, of 1985’s cinematic…

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My Favorite Things: Fantastic Beasts, Nerdy Handbags, Wonder Woman, and Custom-Made Comic Book Covers

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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, we’ll be highlighting the latest installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise, a geek chic handbag, a one-of-a-kind comic book,…

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Somebody Has To Save Our Skins: Remembering Carrie Fisher

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It is a matter of family legend that my brothers and I owe our lives to George Lucas. To wit, my parents’ first actual date was to see Star Wars: A New Hope (then referred to simply as Star Wars) when it was first released in theaters in 1977. I always thought that my parents saw it together on opening…

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My Favorite Things: Pocket Monsters, Delightful Party Members, Netflix Remakes, and Frosty Superpowers

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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, we’re all about great new video games (both handheld and console), an exciting new episode of The Flash, and a…

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My Favorite Things: Horror Television, Collectible Card Games, Celtic Fantasy, and The Man of Steel

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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’s MFT is chock-full of selections of every flavor. Television viewers might want to know about a great new horror series, or…

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Locked In A Place Deeper than Memory: A Review of Anna Smaill’s The Chimes

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The Chimes (2016) Written by: Anna Smaill Genre: Fantasy/Literary Fantasy Pages: 304 (hardcover) 265 (epub) Publisher: Quercus Why I Chose It: When the call went out to read the World Fantasy Award nominees, I selected The Chimes based on its premise: an entire society full people with a severe memory disorder. For reasons which I will get into in the discussion,…

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My Favorite Things: Nice Dragons, Sugar Skull Stormtroopers, and a Fresh Take on Lovecraft

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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 is all about a genre bending book series, work-friendly geeky accessories, and another Tor.com story that provides a fresh take…

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Speed Readers Anonymous

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Hello, my name is Keyes, and I read fast. And by fast, I mean absurdly fast. Ridiculously fast. How fast do I mean? I recently decided to re-read the Chronicles of Narnia, which I accomplished in less than a week. Ah, you may be thinking. A shallow boast, that — those are not very long books and aimed at middle…

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