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I’m probably the only person to have become a fictional character in a Star Trek novel and in one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books.

I’m the editor of io9.com, where I’m probably best known for my reviews of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and The Last Airbender. Or for my Game of Thrones recaps. Or for my writing advice columns. Or my in-depth investigation of people who claim HIV doesn’t cause AIDS. Or my geeky articles about topics like the search for a cure for cancer, or how Leonard Nimoy changed everything, or how the TV show Star Blazers helped me deal with being bullied. Or just generally being an obnoxious blow-hard.

I won the Emperor Norton Award, for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constrai
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This book is so beautifully written and well-observed. The story of a young person who gets sucked into a horrible cult, it feels sympathetic and never really invites you to look down on her or judge her mistakes. Cline captures a young person's diss ...more
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I read this book ages ago but it has really stuck in my mind. An intense ghost story that uses its ghosts to delve into the crimes of history in a way that's hard to dismiss. Plus the whole theme of magic being passed down through the generations, an ...more
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I got this graphic novel as part of Comix Experience's graphic novel of the month club, and it's become my favorite thing they've given me lately. Just gorgeous art and a really captivating portrayal of what it's like to be young and super invested i ...more
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This is another book that I blurbed, so I'm just expanding on what I already said. This book is SO MUCH FUN. The bountiful silliness, and the space setting, will automatically inspire comparisons to Douglas Adams --- but this is really something diff ...more
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I blurbed this book, so just to add to what I already said ---- this is really something special, even after the other fairytale retellings I've read lately. I wasn't really prepared for quite how creepy and intense, and endleslsy inventive, this boo ...more
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“You know... no matter what you do, people are going to expect you to be someone you're not. But if you're clever and lucky and work your butt off, then you get to be surrounded by people who expect you to be the person you wish you were.”
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“Society is the choice between freedom on someone else’s terms and slavery on yours.”
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“A society that has to burn witches to hold itself together is a society that has already failed, and just doesn't know it yet.”
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