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The Here and Now: That Traveling Pants Lady is Writing Time Travel Novels?

By Swapna KrishnaApril 2, 2014
“Wait . . . Ann Brashares? You mean that Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants woman?? Why are you reviewing her book here???” This is what you may be asking yourself. And you’re not wrong to be asking it—Ann Brashares is indeed the author of the Traveling ... More  →
The Here and Now: That Traveling Pants Lady is Writing Time Travel Novels?

Wool: A Self-Publishing Success Story

By Swapna KrishnaFebruary 17, 2014
If you’re at all familiar with the sci-fi/fantasy book world, especially when it comes to the plentiful dystopian novels, you’ve probably heard of Hugh Howey. He’s been in the news recently talking about self-publishing. Self-published fiction is a veritable minefield. For every well-written novel out ... More  →
Wool: A Self-Publishing Success Story

Gender Stereotyping and Toys: Girls Like to Play with LEGOs Too!

By Swapna KrishnaFebruary 6, 2014
A seven-year-old girl made headlines because of her sheer awesomeness. In a letter dated January 25, Charlotte wrote to the LEGO company and asked them why “there are more lego boy people and barely any lego girls.” She goes on to express her disappointment (seriously, ... More  →
Gender Stereotyping and Toys: Girls Like to Play with LEGOs Too!

Helix: Is Syfy's New Show Worth Watching?

By Swapna KrishnaJanuary 14, 2014
Television show pilots have a pretty difficult and unenviable job: they have to set the tone of the series, introduce and (hopefully) make you care about the major characters, and tell you what the series is about. And in the case of a show like ... More  →
Helix: Is Syfy's New Show Worth Watching?

What the Heck is a Super Earth?

By Swapna KrishnaJanuary 9, 2014
Super Earth. Just the name sounds pretty awesome. But Super Earths are actually a thing and have been in the news lately. So what are they and why are they important? We’re here to give you the 411 on all things Super Earth related so ... More  →
What the Heck is a Super Earth?

The Bitter Kingdom: A Finale to a Trilogy Worth the Read!

By Swapna KrishnaNovember 7, 2013
You might remember we gushed pretty hard about Rae Carson’s debut (and the first novel in this trilogy) The Girl of Fire and Thorns. It was creative and different: a fantasy novel with a unique heroine that had to find herself over the course of ... More  →
The Bitter Kingdom: A Finale to a Trilogy Worth the Read!

The GEEKIEST Vacation Destinations

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 12, 2013
When you go to sleep at night, what it is it you dream of? Food? Books? Aliens? If the answer is "Travel," then man, do we have an awesome list for you! ... More  →
The GEEKIEST Vacation Destinations

NASA's Latest Lunar Probe Mission: A Rundown

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 11, 2013
A mission to the moon. Yes, I know what you all are thinking: Unless there are people on that probe, why should we care at this point? Well, believe it or not, we still have a lot to learn about our little brother (plus space ... More  →
NASA's Latest Lunar Probe Mission: A Rundown

Requiem by Lauren Oliver: The End to a Trilogy Worth Reading!

By Swapna KrishnaAugust 29, 2013
If you don’t keep up much with what’s going on in the teen novel scene, you might still have heard of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy. Fox ordered a pilot for it starring Emma Roberts last year and it was the thing to be talking about ... More  →
Requiem by Lauren Oliver: The End to a Trilogy Worth Reading!

5 Reasons to NEVER FORGET That the Star Wars Prequels Were THE WORST

By Swapna KrishnaAugust 20, 2013
With the news of the new Star Wars movies that are set to be released, it seems that everyone is talking about the beloved film series, and some people seem to be engaging in some revisionist history. As in, claiming that the prequels (The Phantom ... More  →
5 Reasons to NEVER FORGET That the Star Wars Prequels Were THE WORST
About the Author
Swapna Krishna

Swapna is a Washington, DC-based freelance editor who loves all things space and sci fi. You can find her book reviews at S. Krishna’s Books (http://www.skrishnasbooks.com) and on Twitter at @skrishna.

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