Magical Girl Raising Project is an interesting light novel, but there’s really not a lot of innovation and few aspects of the story that set the series apart from comparable series within the magical girl or death match genres. This light novel is great for those who really enjoyed the anime, and the first volume covers the full events of the anime series; readers looking for a different or new story in the MGRP universe should look forward to the release of Volume 2 in November.
Find out why over at Girls in Capes!
By the time you read this, I’ll be sitting in a dark theater, possibly starting to cry as the new Wonder Woman film begins. I have waited 25 years for this. I may or may not be okay by the time it’s over.
City Hall is one of my favorite buildings in the city. (If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed.) Now that the weather’s getting better and starting to clear up, I can’t help being impressed no matter when I see it.
I had the honor of speaking at the 2017 Shapiro Awards Gala at the University of Toledo, my alma mater. The gala is held annually, serving as an awards ceremony for both the Shapiro writing contest as well as the English department’s awards for student achievements across many categories.
When the department approached me about speaking, they asked me to talk about how writing and literacy have influenced my personal and professional life. As a born-and-raised Toledoan — like many UT students — who transplanted elsewhere in the US for work, I tried to think about what I needed to hear when I was an undergrad, and what advice I could give students who might be worried or discouraged about the future.
Below are my written notes from the original script I wrote in preparation for the Shapiro Awards. Some of my eventual additions are included in brackets.
My newest at The Portalist lists 8 of my favorite moms of speculative fiction:
These women come in many forms, from the women who raised us to the teachers and role models we’ve found in the world around us—even in fiction.
While I couldn’t possibly fit them all on one list, here are eight genre fiction mother figures I’m grateful for this Mother’s Day.
Find out who else (besides The General) is on the list, and tell me about some of YOUR favorite moms in sci-fi.