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About Andrea Johnson (99 Articles)
Andrea Johnson also blogs over at https://littleredreviewer.wordpress.com/ where she reviews science fiction and fantasy novels and talks about other nerdy stuff. She's also an interviewer at Apex Magazine. Her apartment looks like a library exploded, and that is how it should be.

BOOK REVIEW: The Land Across by Gene Wolfe

REVIEW SUMMARY: Gene Wolfe returns with a fascinating  and multi-layered novel that keeps its own secrets. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: An American writer is arrested [...]

February 27, 2014 // 4 Comments

Convention Attention: Con or Bust

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately on the importance of “Convention culture”, of how wonderful it is to have face-to-face conversations with [...]

February 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Control by Lydia Kang

REVIEW SUMMARY: A light, fun, young adult medical thriller that serves as a good gateway book for YA fans looking for something SFnal. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: After the [...]

January 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Convention Attention: Let’s talk Cosplay

Just your average Saturday afternoon at a mall in California. Cosplay is a lot more than just dressing up. Let’s start with a basic overview of what Cosplay is, where [...]

December 24, 2013 // 15 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Reanimators by Pete Rawlik

REVIEW SUMMARY: This homage to H.P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West – Reanimator” breathes life into minor Lovecraft characters. A slower pace and certain [...]

December 2, 2013 // 4 Comments

Convention Attention: Money Matters

My first year attending conventions, I attended only one. The next year, three. For 2014, there are at least four or five I’d like to attend. I’ve started registering, [...]

November 18, 2013 // 13 Comments

MIND MELD: Why are Anthologies Important?

[Do you have an idea for a future Mind Meld? Let us know!] This week, we asked our panelists the following: Q: Why are anthologies important for writers and readers of [...]

November 13, 2013 // 12 Comments

Convention Attention: Bring The Kids!

You and your family are making plans for the weekend.  What should you do? Camping? Tye-dying in the garage?  Indoor Waterpark? Cider Mill followed by pumpkin carving? [...]

October 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Odd Men Out by Matt Betts

REVIEW SUMMARY: In his debut novel, Matt Betts successfully mashes up a whole lotta things that wouldn’t usually go together. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Entertaining [...]

October 16, 2013 // 3 Comments

MIND MELD: Worthy Media Tie-ins

[Do you have an idea for a future Mind Meld? Let us know!] From Star Wars to X-Men, Halo to Star Trek, many media franchises also offer tie-in novels, giving fans another way [...]

October 9, 2013 // 14 Comments

Convention Attention: All About Panels

Michael deLuca, Alastair Reynolds, Howard Andrew Jones, Brian McClellan, Saladin Ahmed at Immortal ConFusion(Click to embiggen.) In my opinion, one of the best ways you can [...]

September 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Convention Attention: First Timers

Hi Everyone, I’m Andrea Johnson, and welcome to the first of a series of monthly columns on the who, what, where, when and how to of Science Fiction and Fantasy [...]

August 26, 2013 // 4 Comments

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