Never Split the Party

(And other Wisdom from Geek Culture that Changed my Life)

By: Various Authors


Think deep.

Pop culture has a lot to say about life, social justice, ethics, and the way we view the world. Compiled of essays on TV, movies, video games, and anime, this book asks questions like: How does a pacifist read (and enjoy) The Lord of the Rings? What insight can we glean about our own addictions through the vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? How can a literal loss of limb in RWBY equip us to better handle our own traumas? Why is it important that women’s healthcare doesn’t exist in Star Wars?
Challenge yourself with these thought experiments or use the bite-sized articles in the book as discussion points with other pop culture aficionados like yourself.

This is the second edition (previously titled Area of Effect, Volume 1) redone with a new title and introduction.

The following writers contributed articles to this anthology: Allison Alexander, Michael Boyce, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Christy Chichester, Matt Civico, Amy Covel, Casey L. Covel, Kevin Cummings, Jason Dueck, Erica Dass, Caitlin Eha, Hannah Foulger, Victoria Grace Howll, K.B. Hoyle, Justin Koop, Robert Martin, Alex Mellen, Kyla Neufeld, Kyle Rudge, Marilyn Rudge, Charles Sadnick, Dustin Schellenberg, Jen Schlameuss, Nick Wasiuta, Tim Webster

Creating a bridge for discussion was the mantra of Area of Effect magazine, an online publication I edited for three years. And while this magazine is now defunct, its spirit lives on in the writers who worked so hard to communicate the way pop culture has positively affected their lives. This book is a collection of articles that originally appeared in the magazine.
Allison Alexander

Get Your Copy Today

Never Split the Party is available online from most major booksellers. You can also order it from your favourite local bookstore or request it from your library!

Series: Area of Effect, Vol. 1
ISBN: 978-1-989423-22-6 (softcover)
978-1-989423-26-4 (ebook)
978-1-989423-33-2 (large print softcover)
Publisher: Mythos & Ink
Publication Date: December 10, 2020
Pages: 270
Dimensions: 5.25″ x 8″ (softcover), 6″ x 9″ (large print softcover)

Other Books in this Series

Always Look Up

Area of Effect, Volume 2

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