Fran Wilde Fran Wilde

Fran Wilde writes science fiction and fantasy. Her first novel will debut from Tor/Macmillan in 2015. Her short stories have appeared Asimov's, Nature, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Daily Science Fiction. Fran hosts an interview series about genre fiction and food called Cooking the Books. She can also program digital minions, tie most of the sailor's knot board, and re-load a fountain pen without spattering herself with ink (usually). She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their eight-year-old minecraft fanatic / book addict / budding Scratch programmer.

A Meditation on Heroes: One Mom’s Journey to Artesia, New Mexico

Lawyer Stephanie Izaguirre traveled to Artesia, New Mexico, to help kids and moms in the immigration detention center. Who are her heroes? Buffy, Zoe, Batman, and Elizabeth Warren.

Our Totally Unscientific Food Box Experiment

One family, two food subscription services: Plated and Blue Apron. Beneath the pile of boxes, they discovered something: They liked cooking again.

International Scratch Day: Saturday, May 17!

Do your kids Scratch? Nope, this isn't a medical question. Scratch is a free programming language developed for kids.

Cooking the Books: <em>Attack the Geek</em> with Michael R. Underwood & Giveaway!

The author discusses his latest book, how publishing is like a restaurant, his favorite pizza recipe, and a book giveaway.

10 Questions With Award-Winning Science Fiction Editor Sheila Williams

Is the award-winning editor of one of science fiction's top magazines a geek or a nerd? Join us as Sheila Williams of Asimov's answers ten GeekMom questions.

They Destroyed It! Women Destroy Science Fiction Update

The outcome of the Women Destroy Science Fiction campaign will blow your mind.

Women Destroy Science Fiction! This Kickstarter Will Wreck Everything!

Women Destroy Science Fiction, an all-women double-issue coming in June from Lightspeed Magazine, got Kickstarter-funded in under 24 hours. But they're not done yet! Here's what you can do to help destroy even more ...

On Knitting Your Nerdery, Over at Nerds of Color

Knitter LaShawn Wanak talks about seeing herself in geek culture in a great post over at The Nerds of Color.

Pinbusted or Pintrusted: DIY Masquerade Mask

Making a DIY Masquerade Mask from tulle, ribbon, and puffy paint. Does it work? One intrepid Geek Mom finds out.

Product Review: Wii Fit U and Wii Fit Meter

We had a lot of fun with the Wii U and Wii Fit U. Loved the included games. And I liked the Wii Fit Meter much more than I thought I would. One concern below, but overall: Yup! it’s a go.