City of Pearl by Karen Traviss (2004)

Somehow I accidentally read two scifi books, fairly close together, which have a heavy environmental conservation/protection/etc. slant. The first book was The Margarets, which was more about the effects bad environmentalism politics have on a planet of people. The second book was City of Pearl, which is more about the after-effects of radical environmentalism on one planet and what happens when humans come to mess things up. Human beings are not a special snowflake species Read More …

Runaways, Vol. 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

Okay, so this is the first major story arc for Runaways (I think). These three volumes comprise a complete story, so theoretically you could stop there and be perfectly happy!1 I was perfectly happy, because I love stories about teenage superheroes having personal problems. The fact that their personal problems consisted of evil supervillian parents was just icing on the cake. Other personal problems: friendship, learning to trust, betrayal, romance and squishy teenage feelings, sometimes Read More …