Anime roundup 2/11/2016: Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30

In this week's viewing: BBK/BRNK and ERASED join Gundam in showing that adults are a bunch of double-crossing creeps, and more!

Anime roundup 9/7/2017: In Too Deep

In this week's viewing: Made in Abyss examines how tough life is without the help of a robot friend, Chronos Ruler ties itself in causal knots, and more!

Anime roundup 2/28/2019: High Alert

In this week's viewing: kemurikusa. discovers the source of its problem, Mob Psycho 100 has a wake-up call, and more!

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 5 “Living Dangerously”

There is one strategy for collecting that I haven't yet mentioned. It is not only potentially the most expensive, it is also the most...

MCM Comic Con Fall Edition

Where do Sailor Moon, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Batman, Boba Fett, the Borg, and Captain Jack Sparrow hang out?

Anime roundup 5/9/2019: Developing Stories

In this week's viewing: Demon Slayer levels up, Midnight Occult Civil Servants finds a roundabout way to drop some crucial info, and more!

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.


I have spent a lot of time in previous posts dwelling in the past. I have been like an old man suddenly lost to the present, the memory of times past reeling behind his eyes while he absently stirs his tea. Well, I think perhaps I should bring this topic into the present and talk about some of the science fiction and fantasy artists working today. There has been an explosion of fantastic art. In the past fantastic art's only reason for being was as illustration to fantastic literature. That changed and today fantastic art is it's own reason for being. You can find fantasy art on posters, tee-shirts, coffee mugs. You can find it on the internet almost as easily as you can find pornography or lolcats.

Magic at Christmas

whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, Pagan, or Atheist -- I hope you will not take it amiss that I wish you all a little bit of magic in your homes at this time and throughout the coming year

The Audio File: The Moonlit Road

A special Halloween-themed edition of The Audio File

You Are The Hero – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

A review of a history of You Are the Hero adventure game books.

“Don’t Worry Grandma! I Don’t Read Comic Books, Just the Classics!”…...

The combination of visual simplicity and effective story telling awakened my sense of wonder and exposed me to new ideas which widened my understanding of life and reality.

Anime roundup 2/16/2017: Counting Coups

In this week's viewing: ACCA is still chasing coup rumors, but Iron-Blooded Orphans comes up with one, and more!

Novedades de Editorial Puerto de Escape

Marcelo Novoa guest-reviews two YA fantasies and two science fiction tales

Playing Fables: The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games' second adaptation of a hit comic book series, landed last week. Their previous work, an expansion on the...

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.

Review: Last Plane to Heaven by Jay Lake

A diverse collection of works, Last Plane to Heaven by Jay Lake is a fitting tribute for the author who gave us so much raw candor over the years.

88TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: Subscribers, Claim Your Copy

Subscribers - claim your copy of Amazing Stories' 88th Anniversary issue!

Exclusive Excerpt: Hellmaw 7: Of the Essence by Gabrielle Harbowy

When a powerful daemon is murdered on modern-day Earth, all signs point in the same direction

Noticias Literatura 25-12

Results of the Alberto Magnus contest and the Tales of Algernon anthology, 7th edition

Free online strategy game Card Hunter pushes all of my buttons.

Psychics are Dark Fantasy

I remember being uncomfortable about the "psionics" in Dungeons and Dragons back when I was a kid.  Psychic powers seemed more appropriate in science...

TV Review: Once Upon a Time: Smash the Mirror

The episode entitled Smash the Mirror finally saw the Snowqueen truly step up and show her evil

Anime roundup 2/26/2015: I’ve Got a Strange Fixation

In this week's viewing: Brotherly love, motherly love, and some more dubious targets of affection.

Anime roundup 6/29/2017: All Good Things

In this week's viewing: The Eccentric Family 2 and Alice and Zoroku sign off, and more!

Anime roundup 2/7/2014: Inverted World

In this week's viewing: Kill la Kill turns enemies to possible allies, Samurai Flamenco turns reality to fantasy or maybe vice versa, and more!

Anime roundup 9/20/2018: All Our Yesterdays

In this week's viewing: Attack on Titan, We Rent Tsukumogami, and Steins;Gate 0 all confront the past in various senses of the phrase, and more!

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 2 “Whatever It Takes”

Rich men (I am going to fall back on the male gender because most of the collectors in the field of illustration art and...

Anime roundup 9/6/2013: Always Look On the Bright Side of Life

In this week's viewing: Gatchaman Crowds continues to go to unexpected places, the Shimogamo family tree contains surprises, and more!

6 of the Best Epic YA Fantasy Novels to Get Lost...

YA is hot, and so is fantasy! These YA fantasy novels are standouts