Yeah, I love your stuff. Great stories, and all that. But what's with your infodumps? I mean, do you get off on pretending you're the grand-geek-overlord when you write those things?
Listening to the last few chapters of Infected really pushed me over the edge, but I've been noticing it in all your stories. Usually, I just cringe and suffer as you regurgitate Wikipedia, and wait for the story to continue on, but no longer. Probably the best example I can come up with was when you taught your audience the difference between the XX and the XY in the early Nocturnal chapters. Maybe not everyone knows, but the great thing about using real science is that if your listeners are interested, they can check this stuff out for themselves. I know you spend time doing research into the science you write about and it shows. I think it would still show if you didn't explain it to us as if we were in the third grade, though.
Your explanation of the seeds in the most recent Infected was an quite an extensive Infodump, and in a couple minutes, I was checking my watch, hoping that it would soon end. No, I did not know that the scientific name for a hair mite was "Demodex folliculorum". I didn't know that enzymes which targeted proteins were called "proteases". I didn't even know that there was a name ("radicle") for the root of a seed. What I do know, though, was that I spent a very boring eight minutes learning this. All you needed to say was "There were millions of seeds. Most died. A few landed on some guy. Using his body for food, they started growing."
Congratulations, Sigler. You've taught me that even real science can be used as technobabble.
Don't let this damage your ego in any way, though. I'm still passing around my copy of Ancestor between friends and family while waiting desperately for my next fix.