The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

A bit problematic, this list. My experience with wizards tells me they are a fickle lot and prone to hubris. And they have powers....Perhaps ranking them might not be such a good idea....

Nebula Awards by the Numbers

Nebula Awards Weekend fast approaches. RK fills us in on some of the history of the awards.

Mermaid

Time to leave the hustle and bustle of the future city behind, and delve into the deeps of the fantastic imagination. I'll be looking...

Art + Fandom ≠ Fan Art: Definitions

Before I get properly rolling with this blog, I thought it might be worth taking a moment to stake out the territory I plan...

Interview with Award-Winning Author Lois McMaster Bujold

Today we are joined by legendary author Lois McMaster Bujold. Lois writes fantasy and science fiction that marches side by side with the greatest...

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Michael Moorcock

Interview with Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Michael Moorcock who helped shape the Science Fiction industry.

Art + Fandom ≠ Fan Art, part II: Images of Galadriel

Well it looks like I put my foot right into it in my previous post! Several people objected to my definition of the term...

Novedades de Mayo en Hispanoamérica

Author and genre news from Peru, Chile, Mexico and Argentina

Ken Kelly: An Artist I Can Trust

Ken Kelly: NOT a Frazetta wannabe, as Mr. Jackson is quick to point out

Excerpt: The Sacred Band a Novel by Janet Morris & Chris...

This excerpt is from early in “The Sacred Band,” our mythic novel that begins in 338 BCE on the battlefield of Chaeronea. There, Tempus’ Sacred Band of Stepsons rescue twenty-three pairs of doomed warriors and take these survivors of the Theban Sacred Band to Sanctuary, the town that the shared-universe Thieves World® made famous.

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

Women in Armour vs. Chicks in Chain-mail

One of the more common tropes of fantasy illustration is depictions of women in armor, but this is not necessarily unique to fantasy illustration....

Interview with Award-Winning Author C. J. Cherryh

Interview with C. J. Cherryh about her writing, universes, and inspiration.

Anime roundup 7/18/2019: Know When To Hold ‘Em

In this week's viewing: The rest of the summer premieres, plus some second looks.

Les small press de 2018

French small presses pick up the slack in genre when the publishers fail to create imprints.

Interview with a Wizard: Mike Mearls

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone, it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action. ...

Top Ten Greatest Swords of All Time

A look at the top ten greatest swords of all time.

Roy G. Krenkel: Artistic Contradiction

Even if you don't recognize the name, you know who Roy G. Krenkel is.

Cavemen! (and Women)

Oddly enough, cave women and cave men are frequently featured in SF and fantasy art.

Frank Kelly Freas

Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often...

Unicorn

I've wanted to leave the realms of fantasy behind this time, and move on into the vastness of open space, but then this came...

NEW TV SHOWS: THE BOYS and PENNYWORTH

This week Steve examines two new genre TV shows on different networks. Superheroes seem to be playing a bigger role in TV than ever before. Are these new shows worth watching?

Asni’s Art Blog: Garuda

Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.

Spring 2019 SF Anime Preview

Spring means another big helping of new anime heading our way, so let's run down the menu and see what looks good.

ROBERT E. HOWARD and the Many Faces of CONAN

Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.

Asni’s Art Blog: Quetzalcoatl

In the next few blogs, I will have a look at magical birds - messengers between the human realm and the supernatural in many cultures. First off, Quetzalcoatl: the feathered snake of the Mexicans.

The Art of Pellucidar

When it comes to Down Under, Australia's got nothing on Pellucidor

Cosmic Fairy Tale Authors Turn Beloved Stories into Science Fiction Romance

Taking a classic fairy tale and re-telling it in a fresh way is always a fun trope, especially when converting the action to science fiction romance.

Manly Art for Manly Men

You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".