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.
You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".
The first thing to note is that there don't appear to be a lot of pictorial representations of Earthsea. The second thing is that artists seem to have a hard time visualizing the characters of the book the way they have been described by the author.
Steve, not being much of a gamer, was unimpressed by the blurb for the TV version of The Witcher. Did he change his mind when he actually saw the series? Find out for yourself!
The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.
Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.
This week Steve drops back ten years to review an underapreciated movie, "Constantine," with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, telling us why he thinks the movie deserves another look.
Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber
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....
Steve gets really retro this week, with a review of the 1937 movie King Solomon’s Mines. Does he dig up diamonds or dirt? Read and find out!
The Persian Simurgh – always a female – is known to be a defeater of poisonous snakes, and knowledgeable in the healing arts.
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I recently signed myself up for a Horticulture Certificate with the Open Polytech, and...
French small presses pick up the slack in genre when the publishers fail to create imprints.
Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.
Ecuadorian Zombies! Do they say "Sesos!"?
The top ten villains to grace the screen.
“For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories about the death of kings.” Richard 11, Act 3, Scene 2 Shakespeare knew how...
In Japan, even the elves are different. Fantasy novelist Satoru Sato has won a place in the postwar fantasy canon for his uniquely charming creations, the Korobokkuru.
Stan Lee: "Alex Schomburg was totally unique!"
Not all witches are always out to suck a child's soul - or fatten them up and eat them
Bolivian science fiction - 2014 style
A review of In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
This week Steve examines a prolific author of the ‘40s and ‘50s who seems to be nearly forgotten today. Maybe we can change that!
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?
Diane serves up a reminder that if we had listened to the critics, we might never have had had LoTR to read, let alone a bio-pic to watch
In this week's viewing: The rest of the summer premieres, plus some second looks.
Today...Today we choose to read this post, not because it is easy but because it is fun! We choose to read this post and the other things on Amazing because this challenge is one we choose to accept!
In my last blog, I have been looking at representations of Witches, which are depicted as old women: and I have remarked on the...
Science fiction bikini seems like a simple juxtaposition of words, but examining the phrase reveals much of the cultural and social baggage packed inside.
Robert E. Howard may have invented Sword & Sorcery with the first King Kull tale, but he was not the only author working with...