I Do That: A Love Letter to The Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins is officially on shelves in stores everywhere. To commemorate this amazing feat by the McElroys and Carey Pietsch, I wanted to submit unto the universe a love letter for the amazing story that is #TheZoneCast. Thank you for making me laugh…above everything else, The Adventure Zone: Balance is funny. I can’t…

The Genius Plague, or Why You Should Be Afraid of Fungus 101

The Genius Plague by David Walton (Pyr, 2017) We all know that the goal of a species is to not die out, a goal that can be achieved in many ways: living in mutually beneficial relationships with other organisms; spreading further geographically so if there are problems in one region, the other regions survive; killing…

5 Nonfiction Books on Race in America

There has been a flood of books in response to the growing national conversation about race and the lives of persons of color. I’ve recently read (or, perhaps more accurately, inhaled) several books that explore the past and present of race in the United States, particularly Black America. From personal memoirs to comprehensive histories, these books expose…

Book Review: Uprooted

Fantasy with a female lead in the adult (not YA) section? Sign me up. Fantasy with a non-bookworm, impulsive, and emotional female lead? Sign me up even harder. Fantasy that isn’t the beginning of a series and is actually a self-contained story that won’t leave me incredibly frustrated and waiting for years for the cliffhanger…