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  • Humans 1×02 Review: Episode 2

    Last week I talked about the ethical questions raised by the universe Humans presents, where synthetic humans exist in largely serving capacities, so this week we can dive right into the various plots. Each seemingly interconnected plotline shows the various ways that people in this parallel reality deal with the synths in their lives. Some […]


  • Humans 1×01 Review: Episode 1

    What does it mean to be human? What makes us human? Is it something that we understand well enough to recreate? Humans deals with that very question. In an alternate world where synthetic humans are commonplace, we are treated to very separate outlooks on the morality and necessity of artificial intelligence. The episode opens with Joe […]




  • Lois Lane Deals with the Fallout of Being Too Awesome

    Lois Lane, army brat, has just started her new school in Metropolis. She is determined to turn over a new leaf, hoping that her…behavioral issues…won’t follow her here. That plan gets shot to hell on her very first day, when she overhears a fellow student go to the principal asking for help dealing with bullies…and […]


  • Top 5 Galleys I Can’t Wait to Read

    Every year at BookExpo America and BookCon, I go through the list of books that will be featured and make an Excel spreadsheet (color-coded!) of all the titles that I want to pick up. Usually I come home with more than fifty books, half of which I never end up reading. This year, I tried […]


  • BookCon 2015: Learning from Past Mistakes

    Last year’s inaugural BookCon was an unmitigated disaster. Held in conjunction with BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, poor planning and overall confusion led to an unsatisfying experience. Too many tickets were sold to an event that simply had too little to do. With a show floor comprising only one-third of New York […]


  • Lois Lane’s Time to Shine: An Interview with Gwenda Bond

    For 77 years, she has been standing in Superman’s shadow, but now it’s Lois Lane’s turn in the spotlight. At this year’s BookExpo America, one of the books I am most excited about is Fallout by Gwenda Bond, the first book in a new series centering around Lois’s younger years as a high school student in Metropolis. […]