“…all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
Geek Speak Status: Editor at Large, Staff Writer
Preferred Nationality: American
Known Alias(es): crankykate, Another Kate
Michael Bay is… who?
Gateway Fandom: Star Trek and probably the works of Katherine Kurtz.
Favorite Movie: The Amazing Mr. Blunden.
Favorite TV Show(s): Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Lost, any British costume drama.
Favorite Book: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin.
Favorite Author(s): Mark Helprin, Lois McMaster Bujold, Guy Gavriel Kay; also Charles Dickens, Susan Howatch, and Jude Morgan.
Guilty Pleasure: Telenovelas ¡Sí!
Crush(es): Desmond Hume; Daniel Faraday; Shan yos’Galan; Dr. Sam Beckett.
Vendetta(s): The Initiative and stupid boring Riley; Charles Widmore; Captain Jonathan Archer; and Ran Eld Caylon, Nadelm Mizel (or, as he’s known around my house, “That Cock Ran Eld”).
Fan Fiction: Pro or Con? I’m not specifically con, so I guess I’m pro.
THE FINAL 5
Trek or Wars: Trek, now and forever.
DC or Marvel: I don’t have a dog in that particular fight. My kids would say Marvel, though.
Vampires or Werewolves: Um, neither?
Dragons or Unicorns: Dragons. Everyone knows unicorns aren’t real!
Time Travel: Pro or Con? Pro.
- Dead and Doing It (with Rachel Hyland), a look at vampire romance, Issue 4, June 2010
- So Lost Right Now, an examination of the Lost phenomenon, and thoughts on what — if anything — might
replace it, Issue 6, August 2010
- The Monster Mash (with Rachel Hyland), a look at more than 30 literary monster mash-ups, Issue 8, October 2010.
- Inspiration is Everywhere, an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold, Issue 9, November 2010
- Everybody Has a Past, our favorite geek gods before they were famous, Issue 9, November 2010
- Christmas Caroling, a look at the Dickensian origins of modern Christmas, and some adaptations, Issue 10, December 2010
- Geek Speak: Year One (Contributor), an anniversary issue retrospective, Issue 13, March 2011
- In Memoriam, a tribute to those the geek world has lost this past year (Contributor), Issue 13, March 2011
- Epic Fantasy Casting (with Rachel Hyland), assigning earthly avatars to some of Fantasy’s finest creations, Issue 14, April 2011
- Meet the Mutants, a prelude to X-Men: First Class (Contributor), Issue 15, May 2011
- Apocalypse Now… Again, a look at apocalyptic fiction, Issue 16, June 2011
- Goodbye Cruel World, a farewell to the 2010-2011 TV casualties, (Contributor), Issue 16, June 2011
- Through the Pensieve, reflections on Harry Potter (Contributor), Issue 17, July 2011
- Death Be Not Proud? A look at immortality in genre literature… and real life! Issue 18, August 2011
- One for the Books, a look at NPR’s Top SFF Novels 1 – 50 (Contributor), Issue 19, September 2011
- Two for the Books, a look at NPR’s Top SFF Novels 51 – 100 (Contributor), Issue 20, October 2011
- Black Dagger Lovin’, in praise of J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Issue 20, October 2011
- Since We’ve Been Gone, the last six months in genre, Vol. 2, Issue 1, April 2012
- You, Too, Can Save the World (Contributor), a Batman reflection, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2012
- Call it Sigh-Fi, a look at Anne McCaffrey’s Pern, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2012
- Defining “Geek” (with Chris Nagy), what does it mean to be a “geek”? Vol. 2, Issue 8, November 2012
- My First Crush (Contributor), Vol. 2, Issue 10, January 2013
- The Curse of Book 2, a look at the Sophomore Slump, Vol. 2, Issue 12, March 2013
THE TOP 13
- Genre-Themed Songs, Issue 2, April 2010
- Geek Goddesses (with Rachel Hyland), Issue 3, May 2010
- Genre Heroines Who Kick Ass, Literary Division, Issue 5, July 2010
- Paranormal Romance Clichés (Contributor), Issue 12, February 2011
- Geek Speak Recommendations (Contributor), Issue 13, March 2011
- Schools for Sorcerers, Space Cadets and Supernatural Sorts (with Rachel Hyland), Issue 19, September 2011
- Dystopias (Contributor/Compiler), Vol. 2, Issue 1, April 2012
- Cinematic Sequels (Contributor), Vol. 2, Issue 2, May 2012
- Genre Heroines Who Kick Ass, Small Screen Division (with Rachel Hyland), Vol. 2, Issue 3, June 2012
- Mad Scientists, Vol. 2, Issue 5, August 2012
- Genre TV Couples, Vol. 2, Issue 10, January 2013
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