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N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became book review

Book Review: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Before I read The City We Became, the first book in a new trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, I heard someone describe it as Captain Planet meets Cthulhu. Truly, a more apt description is not possible for this delightful, bold, action-packed book. Unlike most of Jemisin’s previous work, this one is set in modern New York...

six novels about plagues and viral outbreaks

Six novels about plagues and viral outbreaks

How do you deal with a pandemic and rapidly changing, uncertain circumstances? How do you handle the fire hose of information and misinformation coming from all angles? Some people turn to books, which is why I put together this list of six novels about plagues and viral outbreaks. As I’m writing this, the United States...

three novellas to read on leap day

Three novellas to read in one sitting on Leap Day (or any day)

Every four years we get an extra day to keep our human calendars synchronized with the astronomical calendar. It’s the perfect chance to catch up on your reading. To that end, here are three novellas you can read in one sitting on Leap Day! While Leap Day isn’t a national holiday (it absolutely should be!),...

31 Comics 31 Days - Under the Moon A Catwoman Tale

My attempt to read 31 comics in 31 days: Part 1

In January, I set myself a goal of reading one comic book, graphic novel, graphic memoir, or comic strip collection per day: 31 comics in 31 days. I knew it would be difficult, but I hoped that the additional downtime I had while recovering from flat foot reconstruction surgery would work in my favor. Unfortunately,...