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Past articles by Swapna:


'The Jigsaw Man' Presents A Compelling Puzzle

The debut novel from British criminal lawyer Nadine Matheson stars a Black homicide detective dealing with not only PTSD from a serial killer's attack, but also mistrust from her family and community. → Read More

‘Leave the World Behind’ examines what happens when life changes irrevocably

On the surface, it’s the story of a married couple and their children facing a disastrous event. But it’s also about relationships and interpersonal dynamics, about structural inequity and jealousy and biases that are so deep-seated you don’t even notice them. → Read More

Take It Easy Mode: The Final Fantasy VII Remake is not too easy

Take It Easy Mode is a bi-weekly column on the unsung hero of video games, the Easy Setting, for casual and new gamers, parents, and people who generally find higher difficulty modes frustrating. → Read More

Atmospheric mystery at a cloistered school in ‘Catherine House’

Things aren’t always what they seem in Elisabeth Thomas’s debut novel. → Read More

Enchanting Books Set on Broadway

This list of books set on Broadway is so necessary. Each of these books will provide an escape into a different time, a different place, and most of all provide a message of hope, which is what musical theater does when we need it most. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

Catch up on everything that happened in the second to last episode of the season → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard — Broken Pieces

At the beginning of Star Trek: Picard’s eighth episode, we finally learn the truth behind the Zhat Vash — the truth that, if you learn it, could destroy your mind. The opening scene of the episode takes us to a sort of initiation ritual for the super secret Romulan organization. Commodore Oh fills the candidates on on the backstory: An advanced ancient civilization preserved its memory in a… → Read More

Get Rec'd with Marie Lu: Six must-read books

If you were wondering what books superstar YA author Marie Lu thinks you should read, she's got recommendations for you here at SYFY FANGRRLS. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

The seventh episode of Star Trek: Picard opens with a flashback, finally revealing what happened during that fateful meeting between Dr. Jurati and Commodore Oh at the Daystrom Institute on Earth; the one that led Agnes to discontinue Bruce Maddox’s treatment and effectively murder him in “Stardust City Rag.” Oh asked Dr. → Read More

Picard's Jonathan del Arco discusses that hug, Hugh’s journey, and inspiration

Jonathan del Arco talks to SYFY FANGRRLS about his portrayal of Hugh on Star Trek: Picard. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard — The Impossible Box

We’re halfway through the first season of Star Trek: Picard, and so far the twists and turns haven’t disappointed. However, the last couple of episodes have focused on a hunt for Bruce Maddox, rather than the central mystery of the show. Now that the crew of La Sirena has found him (and lost him again), it’s time to get back on track — they’re headed for the artifact to find Soji. → Read More

16 Sophomore Novels That Are Worth the Wait

If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the sophomore novels from the authors you love, then this list is for you. The wait for that second novel can be excruciating, but it’s almost always worth it. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard — Stardust City Rag

Seven of Nine joins the team in this action packed episode → Read More

RECAP: Absolute Candor Throws Picard into High Gear

Relive the newest episode of Star Trek: Picard with the official Star Trek recap. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

Episode three ends the first act of the series and opens the door to a new adventure. → Read More

RECAP: Star Trek: Picard Premiere — Remembrance

Let's break down the first episode of the highly anticipated series. → Read More

'Picard’ is the Star Trek show we’ve been waiting for

This article contains spoilers for the first episode of 'Star Trek: Picard'. Star Trek: Picard, a brand-new drama that brings back fan-favorite character Jean-... → Read More


'The Majesties' Is Disturbing, Yet Shockingly Enjoyable

Tiffany Tsao's novel explores the dark secrets of the wealthy Chinese-Indonesian Sulinado family, who fall victim to one of their own when daughter Estella poisons the entire clan at a family dinner. → Read More

Spunky Protagonists You'll Fall in Love With

For many of us, characters are the reason we read books. That’s why books with spunky protagonists, who are full of fire and might just spit at you if you look at them wrong, have a special place in my heart. → Read More

10 Family-Centered Star Trek Episodes For the Holidays

From Spock's parents to found families, here are the best episodes to celebrate Trek's familial bonds. → Read More