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Comic Reviews for 10/2 and 10/9

OK, I’m a week behind in my comic reviews. I have two good reasons: I had a weak haul on 10/2 (as you will see) and I was in the field collecting a mammoth tusk. Look: First, the two books I got on 10/2: The Shadow Now #1, Liss, Worley, Steen, covers by Bradstreet and […]

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Fossil voles point the way to the future!

I’ve published three papers this summer, and I’m finally getting around to blogging about them. So, expect two more posts shortly. My good friend Jenny McGuire and I just got our paper published in the Journal of Biogeography. I can spend a lot of time bragging on the technical details, but I understand that it’s […]

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Comics for 9/23/13: The end of Villains Month

At long last, Villains Month comes to an end. I know that Stu thinks DC can’t possibly be selling extra comic books this way, but I’m pretty sure they’re making out well from this deal. For example: this month, I have purchased 11 Villains Month books, and I usually get 11 different books from DC’s […]

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Comics Pull List for 9/18/13 – Will Villains Month Ever End?

This week I only got four books: three of the Villains Month issues and one Annual for The Shadow. I chatted with Stu at Emerald City Comics on Wednesday when I picked up my books, and he pointed out that my hypothesis that DC was trying to increase sales with the Villains Month issues was […]

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Comics pull list for 9/11/13

Here’s my short reviews of this weeks comics. More of DC’s Villains Month, le sigh. I’ll be glad when their promotion ends and we can get back to some of the regularly scheduled stories. Ratings out of five stars. Deadpool #16, Posehn, Duggan, Shalvey, and Bellaire. ***** I continue to enjoy Posehn’s stories as this […]

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My comics pull list

I’m a big comic book fan. I have been since I was a little kid. To give you an idea of my mania: when I was in college at the University of Tennessee, I discovered that I could buy comic books with my meal plan money… I went through a phase, as many comic book […]

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Science Writing Pet Peeves

Science writing is best when it is┬áconcise and┬áprecise. Good science writing is full of explicit details, devoid of vagueness, and strictly adheres to a narrative. In fact, a good scientific paper has a lot in common with a short story. Like Edgar Allan Poe wrote, “In the whole composition there should be no word written, […]

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A note on gravity in Star Trek Into Darkness (spoilers)

UPDATE: I fixed all the formulas with the WP LaTeX plugin, so you can read the sub- and superscripts now. OK, here is your spoiler warning. If you want to avoid spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness, stop reading…. now! A lot has been written already about other problems with STID, including plenty on the […]

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