Matt Staggs

About Matt Staggs

Matt Staggs has been obsessed with books his entire life.

December 4, 2015

The Story of the Concussion Slayer: Superbetter by Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal's latest book, Superbetter, discusses the power of gaming and how it can be used to improve one's own life.

April 29, 2015

A Hero Among Heroes: Legend, by Eric Blehm

The warriors of America’s Special Forces are a close-knit group. Few outside of their ranks know the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of their country, and even fewer know the names of their heroes: those whose extraordinary service has earned them the admiration of the nation’s best. Sgt. Roy Benavidez is one of them, and Eric Blehm’s new book, Legend, is his story.

April 17, 2015

Your Primer to Women in Science: Rachel Swaby's Headstrong

Rachel Swaby’s short but fascinating new book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World, shines a much-needed light on the forgotten legacy of women in science.

February 28, 2015

Reif Larsen's Kaleidoscope of a Novel: I Am Radar

Reif Larsen’s immersive, mesmerizing new novel, I Am Radar, is one of the first must-reads of the year.

May 17, 2014

Something Special from Diana Gabaldon: The Space Between

The author of the wildly popular Outlander series has something to satiate readers while they wait for her next full-length novel.

May 16, 2014

How to Win By Not Trying: The Way of Wu-Wei

Thankfully for those of us who have ever choked, Edward Slingerland is here to point the way to possible answers via wu-wei.

February 7, 2014

Between Your Ears: We Are Our Brains

Neurologist D. F. Swaab has some theories about the root of all that we are. Are they interesting? To say the least…

January 25, 2014

The Infectious Conclusion: Scott Sigler’s Pandemic

The final fate of humanity is at hand in Pandemic, the explosive finale of Scott Sigler’s Infected trilogy.

January 15, 2014

Alan Lightman Tackles the Big Questions: The Accidental Universe

There are no definitive answers to questions like ‘Is there a god?’ or ‘Does life have a meaning?’ At least, there aren’t any that have been met with universal acceptance. That hasn’t kept humanity from trying to find them, though.

December 24, 2013

Welcome to Christmasland: Joe Hill’s N0S4A2

Some may have wished at one time or another that Christmas came around more often; maybe even that every day was Christmas. Not anymore.

December 3, 2013

The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich: A Worthwhile Investment

In Christopher Reich’s The Prince of Risk, a brilliant hedge fund manager with a well-deserved reputation as a maverick is drawn into an international conspiracy that – if not stopped – could spell the end of the United States’ status as a superpower.

October 31, 2013

7 Creepy Books to Curl Up With This Halloween

Halloween is here – and what better time for terror? If you prefer your tricks and treats with a side of read, check out these hand-picked novels.

October 12, 2013

Chuck Palahniuk: From Damned to Doomed

Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Damned introduced readers to Madison Spencer, the thirteen-year-old, “post-alive” daughter of a self-absorbed Hollywood power couple.

September 14, 2013

Drew Karpyshyn: From Star Wars to Children of Fire

Drew Karpyshn turns his talents from what he’s mastered – and turns out something fantastic.

August 3, 2013

Meth, Death, and Zombie Horror in Peter Stenson’s Fiend

Even for a genre not exactly known for raucous laughs and happy endings, Peter Stenson’s new zombie novel, Fiend, stands out for its relentlessly bleak tone, but just like Chase and his friends, readers will remain hooked until the very end.