On Our List: September 2014

On Our List: September 2014

“Now that my life has gotten a little more settled, I’m getting around to some reading.   A few months ago I picked up a copy of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhereand I didn’t actually read it, so now it has taken up residence on my bedside table to read when I crawl into bed, exhausted from attempting to be an adult.  I’m only a few chapters in, but I’ve already descended into London Underground and it’s…

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Help Girls in Capes grow!

Help Girls in Capes grow!

We’re currently growing, and we’d like to get your feedback — as readers — on the best way we can improve readers’ experience on the site.

Below, you’ll find a survey to tell us a little about who our readers are and what they’re looking for — meaning it’s a great chance for you to tell us exactly what you’re looking to find on our site.  Please take a few minutes to click through the survey and…

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REVIEW: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

REVIEW: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Leckie_AncillarySword_TP[dropcaps]I[/dropcaps]n the sequel to ANCILLARY JUSTICE, narrator Breq — now Breq Mianaai — is fleet captain in the Radch, where she has been granted the ship Mercy of Kalr.  As she readjusts to life in the empire, she continues her mission to seek out the corruption rotting away at the Radch’s core, bringing her into contact with the political and economic corruption of Athoek.

It’s not a secret…

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It Came From the Web: Magical Metamorphosis

It Came From the Web: Magical Metamorphosis

It Came From the Web shares the best of web comics, featuring a new list of recommendations for each month’s theme.

For this month’s Magic Issue we’re focusing on a well-mined trope in web comics: magical metamorphoses, supernatural transformations that throw characters into entirely foreign territory, so that even their bodies are strange and unsettling. It’s an experience that is relatable and…

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An Interview with Olivia A. Cole, author of PANTHER IN THE HIVE

An Interview with Olivia A. Cole, author of PANTHER IN THE HIVE

We recently had the honor of talking with and interviewing Olivia A. Cole, a poet, author, and vocal activist on sites such as the Huffington Post as well as her own blog and Twitter page. Her first book, Panther in the Hive, is now available through Amazon and stars a black female protagonist trying to survive in the post-apocalyptic land that was once Chicago, adding to the much-needed…

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Editor’s Letter: More Than a Fantasy

Editor’s Letter: More Than a Fantasy

I can remember very clearly the bright green spine that caught my attention, and the cover illustration of a teenage girl holding a tiny, bright orange griffin.  I was eleven that year, and in the sixth grade, my love of fantasy novels was largely fueled by a little series you may have heard of about a boy wizard, but a magical creature was a magical creature, and the cover told me right away…

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Raised by a Television: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Social Issues, and Growing Up

Raised by a Television: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Social Issues, and Growing Up

Like everyone else who grew up in the Americanized 90’s, I was part of the generation that gave birth to the phrase “raised by a television.” After that decade, growing up with and through shows on TV – particularly those aimed at children and teens – became a staple of modern living. There were plenty of shows out there that made an impact on me, one way or another, but there’s a certain group…

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Revisiting an Old Favorite: Crash by Jerry Spinelli

Revisiting an Old Favorite: Crash by Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli is the first author I legitimately fangirled over. I remember my fifth grade teacher reading us chapters of The Wringer and Maniac Magee during class. I read Stargirl in a matter of hours, and I just kept on reading his books. I loved him and his writing, and he’s the first author whose body of work I really admired. But the one book that has stuck with me the most, the one that’s…

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Viz Media releases THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE

Viz Media releases THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE

San Francisco, CA, August 20, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, captures the attention of anime fans and collectors with a special new edition of the acclaimed art book, THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE, which features a new translation and beautiful hardcover presentation. The edition will debut on August 26th.

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REVIEW: Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

REVIEW: Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

Political intrigue. Secrecy. Discrimination. Government plots. Mysterious science.

No, it’s not present-day. It’s the Elizabethan Age – the year 1602, to be exact.

A little background on this title: In 2000, Joe Quesada, then a comic book editor for Marvel Comics’ Marvel Knights imprint, became editor-in-chief of Marvel. He approached writer Neil Gaiman in August of 2001 and asked him to write a…

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