My 2 Cents on Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan, published in hardcover in 2011 and then paperback in 2012 with a bonus chapter, is a necessity for any gamer, being a stimulating, cleverly written book that takes you on a journey through the enthralling tales and trivia facts behind the multibillion-dollar video game publisher Nintendo. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Four: Quentin’s Wishes

The dust covered Arcaipolis in a dense sheet, shadowing the structures that the explosion had blown apart. The particles began to swirl through the city and pellet the Grimhet carcasses and the remnants of buildings, statuary, and roads. Some were pitted fiercely enough that they crumbled apart even further and were blown off the ground. … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Four: Quentin’s Wishes

My 2 Cents on The Gollywhopper Games

Playing in a gigantic puzzle competition with a sliver of hope for the title of champion — you'll be right there with Gil as he does just that in one of my favorite books, The Gollywhopper Games, his compelling quest aided by Jody Feldman's snappy voice and her intelligent brainteasers. Gil's family has been shunned … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Gollywhopper Games

Project Super Nex, Chapter Eighteen: Trust

"The white button, not the red one, you skinny geek! The white button!" Gene's hand stopped whizzing over the dashboard. "Your guidance is marvelously impassioned. Would you like to indulge it?" He motioned to his own pilot's chair. "I'd love to. In fact, I will." Penelope threw off her seatbelt and zipped off her seat, … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Eighteen: Trust

Project Super Nex, Chapter Seventeen: Shemoaniir’s Treasure

"Okay, Sid, I know how much ya love wanderin' 'cross offbeat rags, but ya gotta put that scarf away. For cryin' out loud, it's too twenty-third century!" "The SPACE Union flyer is timeless!" Sidney, sitting on a beanbag chair, reached up to her neck to adjust the fringed scarf. Embroidered on it was a conical … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Seventeen: Shemoaniir’s Treasure

Project Super Nex, Chapter Sixteen: Telescope

Traveling to Vestral, weaving through the bustling marketplace with its pungent spices and raucous noises, being greeted by Freye Urewlil — it was familiar for Wyatt. However, he had to drag his feet and his arms ahead of one another in the foyer, as if the air was solidifying against him. This made Freye wave … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Sixteen: Telescope

Project Super Nex, Chapter Fifteen: Sigint

Twirling her hair, Sidney said in a higher lilt, "Corbin?" He started thumbing his phone. "No observations, no comments." "Agents! Are you still here? You must have found a realidorr." Marsden boosted through the large opening with a jetpack. She gripped a poker in one hand and a sturdy W19 with two mottled tawny claws … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Fifteen: Sigint

Project Super Nex, Chapter Fourteen: The Hereborg

Traveling to Vestral, parking his mobular in an alley, climbing a pebbly zigzag of a road between low mudstone buildings, Wyatt held up a hand to shield his eyes from the morning light of four suns shining through breaks in the stratus clouds. He sped up the walk to an intersection where the thudding of … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Fourteen: The Hereborg