The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

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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

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

Mermaid

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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

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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

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

Ken Kelly: An Artist I Can Trust

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

Cavemen! (and Women)

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

Interview with Award-Winning Author Lois McMaster Bujold

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

Women in Armour vs. Chicks in Chain-mail

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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

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

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Michael Moorcock

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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

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

Unicorn

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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...

Roy G. Krenkel: Artistic Contradiction

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

Interview with a Wizard: Mike Mearls

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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

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

The Art of Pellucidar

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

Acerca de una antología de ciencia ficción finlandesa

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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.

Spring 2019 SF Anime Preview

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

Why Doesn’t Fantasy Sell in Japan?

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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.

Novedades de Mayo en Hispanoamérica

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

Frank Kelly Freas

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

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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!
Unforgiven

Crossroads: The Western Hero in Speculative Fiction

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Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this...

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

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

Interview With Gary Chalk, Fantasy Artist, Author and Games Designer

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an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator - Gary Chalk.

Ray Harryhausen: Concept Artist

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“Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no STAR WARS” George Lucas. “What we do now digitally with computers, Ray did digitally long before but...