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Andrea Sefler

Andrea Sefler
Andrea is a consultant and technical writer for various scientific software and instrumentation companies. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Berkeley and has never met a genre of music or books that she hasn’t liked. As a gamer since the days of the Apple II, Andrea can relate any number of hair-raising tales about role-playing games stored on 360 kB 5.25” floppy disks and may, someday, put them to paper.

Paula McLain – The Paris Wife | Review

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"The Paris Wife" is a meticulously researched account of the life of Ernest Hemingway's wife, Hadley, in Paris prior to the author's rise to fame. For an entertaining story, though, give me the glitzy, “sex-on-a-mink-coat,” jazz-age story of the Fitzgeralds any day over this one.

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Dept. of Monsterology #1-2 | Review

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The artwork in "Dept. of Monsterology" is impressive with fabulous drawings by Holden of a wide variety of monsters, and the concept of exploring obscure supernatural myths from a variety of cultures is excellent.

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Is Character Alignment Genetic?

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A certain Character Alignment meme I recently ran into got me wondering about a possible genetic predisposition towards certain Character Alignments. Ok, let's collect data: RPG fans, what Character Alignment do you consider yourself to be in real life? And if you have a significant other, how about him/her? What about the kids?

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The Dinner │ Review

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'The Dinner' commits the cardinal sin of not having any likeable characters. But if you go in forewarned and willing to absolve Koch of this transgression, the book is worth the steady, hard look it gives a number of unpleasant topics we’d rather not discuss.

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Numbercruncher #1-4 │ Review

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'Numbercruncher's storyline itself is what you might call “trippy” but nonetheless enjoyable, with mind-boggling artwork and caustically humorous narration by the pinstripe suited-character Bastard Zane.

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The Iron King │ Review

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Between the skill of the artwork and the story craft, The Iron King #1 is a very good start to what will hopefully continue to be a great series based on the books by Julie Kagawa.

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It Came! (#1-2) │ Review

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Although the story will need to add some more complexity if it is to carry future issues, the humor in 'It Came!' is first-rate and the artwork, done in a sort of cleaned-up 'Dick Tracy'-esque style, is very good.

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