Kelly Cipera has been a bookworm from a very early age, discovering the fantasy genre in the 7th grade by reading The Smallest Dragonboy by Anne McCaffrey during an English class. After that it was too late; science fiction and fantasy became insatiable habits helped along by her father. Married to a rocket scientist, she now lives in Virginia and continues to read voraciously.
Recently, the Academy included Twilight in its horror film tribute montage at the Oscars. Here, Kelly argues that, despite its vampire- and werewolf-themed subject matter, Twilight is not horror; it's fantasy. Read More
I had high hopes for The Swan Thieves. I wanted so much to like it, because art and history are two subjects I genuinely enjoy. It seemed that even though it was quite lengthy that it would prove to be a breath of fresh air amidst all of the fantasy I Read More
Oh dear sweet baby Jesus in the golden fleece diapers, I HATE Hofi and McBride... I really, really, really do. I can't even explain it anymore, I'm almost tired of saying it, but somehow I can't stop. As I've said, I do like the story, I just hate those Read More
I've accepted that bookstore Sci Fi and Fantasy shelves are never going to be as numerous as I would like (sigh). However, now I'm starting to see my beloved section shrinking. In its place I'm finding more manga, and it is even being encroached on in Read More
Overall, this was yet another enjoyable installment to the story. I really wish Hofi and McBride weren't there at all, but I can make some sacrifices to find out what's going to happen. The artwork when you look at everything but Hofi is great — just Read More
Dr. Lavers shares with the reader his knowledge, often with a quick sense of humor, on the elusive unicorn. For anyone interested in how myths originated or wanting to know the facts behind the fiction, this is a truly one-of-a-kind and interesting read. Read More
To deal with his recent divorce, Ben Mercer suddenly takes a job at a dig site in Sparta. All along the reader can feel that on the periphery of the story, something deeper is going on, but Ben is so intent on fitting in that he doesn't see it. I like Read More
The current generation of gaming consoles and handhelds — Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PSP, and Nintendo DS — owes a lot to their "ancestors" of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. In this installment of Vintage Geek, Kelly looks at nine consoles and Read More
Earlier I had said that I didn't know of a way that geeks could help Haiti in a geeky way. Well, I have since found Outspark. Outspark offers free MMO games, but for the month of January you can also get these games by giving a $5 donation that will go Read More
CAPTive is dark, gritty, and definitely for mature audiences only. It has graphic depictions of violence and sex; if that's not your thing, take note, but I think that if you like a good psychological story, and aren't squeamish, you should definitely Read More
We're taking a bit of a break this week because I really want to know: what are you guys reading? This is your chance — have you been reading, hoping I'll mention your favorite webcomic (or even YOUR webcomic)? Read More
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