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Review: The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson

Open Road Media's re-release of Nalo Hopkinson's The Salt Roads

Urban Fantasy in Urban Ideal

I have recently read and reviewed several urban fantasy books, by virtue of having tripped into a bit of an urban fantasy phase. It...

Review: Superman: Unbound

The DC Universe Animated Original Movies have, for the better part, been pretty successful, due primarily to their high levels of enjoyment and excellence....

The Joy of Reading Star Trek

I must have been in my very early teens when it happened. My mum was working with a lady who happened to be a...

Understanding the Sexism of Fantasy

Thank you to Kate Elliott for her involvement with the inception and development of this post. One of the little pleasures of my life is...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

To be a comic fan and aficionado there are two stories that you have to appreciate, understand, grasp, and love: ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The Dark...

Realistic Fantasy: an Oxymoron

oxymoron (n) a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction fantasy (n) the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things realistic (a) representing...

You Got Grit in my Fantasy Story

(Cue stoner voice) “You got grit in my fantasy story, man!” “Nah man, you got fantasy in my gritty story, dude!” Convergent evolution is the acquisition of...
Tom Merritt Sword and Laser Interview

An Interview With Sword and Laser’s Tom Merritt

Thanks to the exciting reach the internet brings us authors and fans of literature are connecting in ways never seen before. What once was...

Defending Quality Over Popularity

It is to my ever increasing frustration that I continually see true literary talent dismissed as 'too complex' or ‘deep’ in favour of the...

Fantasy as History

Author's Note – it has been said that we should ‘write what we know’ and, in that spirit, for my first outing here at...