Story Profilers

May Update: SciFi Novellas and a Touch of Romance

Since my last post, I have been focused on shorter fiction, the highlights of which are three Tor novellas and a stunning Peter Pan-based romance novel. Let’s dive in. 1) … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

April Reading Roundup

Today I am serving up quick reviews of three books I’ve read recently. We’ve got one memoir and two story collections. Spoiler: I thoroughly enjoyed all of them, but the … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment


It would be easier to not talk about Annihilation than to talk about it. It is deep and dark and strange, and there is something lurking in it that threatens … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Prodigal Son’s Return

A look at Final Fantasy’s myrrh-aculous return to Nintendo consoles!

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

It Devours!, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

It Devours!, the second original novel of the Welcome to Night Vale universe, is a meandering meditation on science and religion that struggles with adhering too closely to the iconic voice of … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 Podcast Review

2017 was Year of the Podcast for me. I dived into the medium and tried to sample as many as possible while keeping up with my favorites. Success was limited … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End could easily be the setting of a dystopian novel in need of determined heroes to reset the status quo. In it, a company called … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lost Boys

To get into the Halloween spirit, I recently rented an ’80s vampire classic I’ve been meaning to watch for a while: The Lost Boys. Or, as my friend described it when … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Identity and Community of Steve Orlando’s Midnighter

The Steve Orlando-written Midnighter and its follow-up miniseries Midnighter and Apollo were mainstays in comics discussion while they were running. While the superhero flavoring is laid on thick — Midnighter has a well-earned reputation … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flashback: Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising, the second book in the series of the same name, was one of my first fantasy loves. Its McGuffin plot of gathering elemental medallions to … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment