Monday, March 30, 2020

Contributor Profile: Sean Dowie

Today we are welcoming a new member to our flock! Sean Dowie joins our roster of reviewers covering books, comics and all things nerd. You can find his reviews in FIYAH Literary Magazine. We're very excited to have Sean join the Nerds of a Feather team!

Art Credit: Renaud Lachery

NAME: Sean Dowie

SECRET UNDISCLOSED LOCATION: The bottom of a river of Purell.

NERD SPECIALIZATION(S): Remembering book chapter names, being awkward in a kind of cute way.

MY PET PEEVES IN NERD-DOM ARE: Characters with no personality and are just a repository for exposition, military sci-fi that turns machismo up to the max.

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES, ALIENS OR ROBOTS: Werewolves, because I, too, generally get freaky only one night a month.

RIGHT NOW I'M READING: Sooner or Later, Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker

...AND A COUPLE BOOKS I RECENTLY FINISHED ARE: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, which has the kind of ludicrous plot twist that I read psychological thrillers for, and Sirens of Titan, which has the kind of keen observations and plot that I read Kurt Vonnegut for.

NEXT TWO ON QUEUE ARE: The House in the Cerulean Sky by TJ Klune, and The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott.
WHEN THE WEATHER SUCKS OUTSIDE I'M MOST LIKELY TO BE... Comparing the author pictures on my favourite books, and then realizing that appearances don’t matter and to stop being superficial.

MY FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND SUPER-VILLAIN ARE:  Blade and Loki.

IF I WERE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN, MY POWER WOULD BE: The ability to create a hotspot anywhere in the world, and my arch nemesis would be named Data.

THE BEST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, no contest.

THE WORST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: The bits of Fantastic Four (2015) that I’ve seen.

I JUST WATCHED XXXX AND IT WAS AWESOME: The final season of Bojack Horseman. What a way to stick the landing!

I JUST WATCHED XXXX AND IT WAS TERRIBLE. The Secret Life of Pets 2. A guy I dated made me watch it with him, and I’m 26 years old.

EVERYONE SHOULD SEE XXXX BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, Synecdoche, New York. Don’t let the unwieldy title deter you—it’s a perfect movie.

BEST SCIENCE/SPECULATIVE FICTION SHOW OF THE PAST 10 YEARS: The Leftovers

NAME A BOOK  YOU *NEED* A MOVIE OF (OR VICE VERSA): We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson.

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