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 Weekend fast approaches. RK fills us in on some of the history of the awards.
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...
Before I get properly rolling with this blog, I thought it might be worth taking a moment to stake out the territory I plan...
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 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Michael Moorcock who helped shape the Science Fiction industry.
Well it looks like I put my foot right into it in my previous post! Several people objected to my definition of the term...
Author and genre news from Peru, Chile, Mexico and Argentina
Ken Kelly: NOT a Frazetta wannabe, as Mr. Jackson is quick to point out
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.
Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.
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 C. J. Cherryh about her writing, universes, and inspiration.
In this week's viewing: The rest of the summer premieres, plus some second looks.
French small presses pick up the slack in genre when the publishers fail to create imprints.
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. ...
A look at the top ten greatest swords of all time.
Even if you don't recognize the name, you know who Roy G. Krenkel is.
Oddly enough, cave women and cave men are frequently featured in SF and fantasy art.
Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often...
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...
Just in time for the Holidays
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?
Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.
Spring means another big helping of new anime heading our way, so let's run down the menu and see what looks good.
Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.
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.
When it comes to Down Under, Australia's got nothing on Pellucidor
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.
You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".