Author Archives: Marie Erving

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

From The Broke and the Bookish, a new Top Ten Tuesday topic. Looks like series authors have a serious advantage, for this list. Also long-standing authors. I’m only counting full-length novels. 1. Kelley Armstrong Books Owned: 19 Genre: Urban fantasy, YA urban … Continue reading

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Agents of SHIELD: Oh, the Irony!

I’m sorry, did anyone thing I would stop talking about the current Whedon TV project just because it’s between seasons? Before season 2 hits (which will have Lucy Lawless–it’s like my childhood dream come true), I do want to spend … Continue reading

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Mistborn: The Final Empire, On Taking on Tyrannical Emperor-Gods

Genre: Epic Fantasy Synopsis: The Lord Ruler is the God of his empire–he’s immortal, he’s powerful, and he’s physically present. The nobility are descended from his friends, from people who helped him establish his rule. The mistreated skaa are descended … Continue reading

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Review Round-up: Maleficent and The Curse of Chalion

Maleficent Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling Synopsis: A retelling of Sleeping Beauty featuring Maleficent as the main anti-hero. Verdict: The concept is way better than the execution. The story itself had potential, and if it were told in the same short … Continue reading

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Orphan Black S2: Character Development and Motherhood

Premise: In S1, Sarah Manning found out that there were people who looked just like her, and that they being monitored unknowingly as part of some experiment–except that she had someone fallen through the cracks. Unfortunately, coming across these women exposed … Continue reading

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Article Discussing Scientist Comments on Use of Terminology

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing An article came out on i09 featuring quotes from scientists, explaining often misunderstood concepts. Some of these explanations are a little technical–which makes sense, since technical terminology is very familiar … Continue reading

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The Immortal Rules: Humanity versus Survival

Genre: Post-apoc/urban fantasy Synopsis: Allie is an Unregistered–this means she isn’t on the list to give blood regularly to the vampires ruling her city, but it also means she isn’t approved for the rights of the Registered. Like having jobs. … Continue reading

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Geek and Sundry’s new ‘Spooked’, and Dystopia

A new web series by Geek and Sundry, this supernatural comedy follows a paranormal investigations team as they investigate hauntings in possibly the most unprofessional manner ever. I liked the pilot, posted above. The guest stars were fantastic, and they’re … Continue reading

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Weird Science in Black Bullet, and Parasitic Wasps

Black Bullet, an anime which I will absolutely not continue watching, is worth mentioning to muse a bit about the biology of its premise. Premise: 10 years ago, a parasitic virus nearly wipes out humanity, before people discover a metal called … Continue reading

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In Your Eyes and Broken Age, Act I: Personal Journeys

In Your Eyes The Joss Whedon penned supernatural romance. I’m not big on romantic comedies–they just aren’t generally told in a way that appeals to me at all. So naturally, the parts of the movie that I most disliked were … Continue reading

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