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...

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...

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...

Ken Kelly: An Artist I Can Trust

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

Cavemen! (and Women)

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

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.

Interview with Award-Winning Author C. J. Cherryh

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

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....

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.

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. ...

Novedades de Mayo en Hispanoamérica

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

Roy G. Krenkel: Artistic Contradiction

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

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.

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.

Top Ten Greatest Swords of All Time

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

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...

Acerca de una antología de ciencia ficción finlandesa

Northern lights: anthology of Finnish science fiction (Osuuskumma International, 2016), edited by Magdalena Hai and Anne Leinonen is an interesting and novel proposal to approach, in Spanish, Finnish science fiction and fantasy.

The Art of Pellucidar

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

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

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

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...

Why Doesn’t Fantasy Sell in Japan?

Epic fantasy is a hard sell in Japan. Why? A country so saturated in the fantastic seemingly ought to have an affinity for our beloved genre. But shared passions often get lost in translation.

No. 13 – The Number Thirteen, Black Magic, Mysticism, Swordplay and...

Number 13: a 13th Amazing Stories post. I interrupt my regularly scheduled posts, in my ongoing series of discussing writers of classic science fiction...

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

The Feng Huang is often referred to as the "Chinese Phoenix", but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang.

Down Under Video Reviews: “Red Billabong” and “Glitch”

Stand on your head! This week, Steve looks at two Australian video imports: one a film and one a TV series. Look for the series on Netflix soon!
Daniel Abraham

Interview with Bestselling Author Daniel Abraham (James S.A. Corey and M.L.N....

Today we are joined by bestselling and award-winning author Daniel Abraham. Daniel publishes science fiction as one half of the two-headed giant, James S.A....

Una de zombis: “1842, Gye ciudad muerta”

Ecuadorian Zombies! Do they say "Sesos!"?

Glen Orbik – 1963-2015

The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.