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SCI-FI

Black Moon‘s Insomnia Plague, and 10 Other Fictional Maladies that Make Our Skin Crawl

Black Moon‘s Insomnia Plague, and 10 Other Fictional Maladies that Make Our Skin Crawl

A strange plague is spreading around the world in Kenneth Calhoun’s Black Moon, released earlier this month to rave reviews: insomnia. And while initially never sleeping sounds like kind of a good deal (think of all that extra reading time!), […]

by × March 27, 2014 ×

PEN NAMES

When Famous Authors Use Not-so-Famous Pen Names

When Famous Authors Use Not-so-Famous Pen Names

It seems appropriate that the pen name (aka pseudonym, nom de plume, or nom de guerre) itself has multiple monikers. A writer’s motives for adopting one are often clear: women who’ve wanted their work to be taken seriously, journalists who […]

by × September 19, 2013 ×

SCIENCE

The Best Books About Dinosaurs

The Best Books About Dinosaurs

I’ve always been perplexed by people who “grow out” of dinosaurs. How is that even possible? Dinosaurs were a spectacularly diverse group of creatures, ranging from living armored tanks to carnivorous titans! What’s not to love? That’s why I’ve made […]

by × July 25, 2013 ×