Popular posts from November
K. Ceres Wright expands on her participation on a panel on diversity at World Fantasy Con
By and large, the illustrators on DeviantArt are far more respectful of how the characters are described by the author, than the professional illustrators responsible for the various cover versions.
Introducing some new contributors to Amazing Stories
In this post, I would like to introduce my own visual interpretation of Earthsea and its places and characters
Fabien weighs in on the Benjanun Sriduangkaew affair, from a European perspective. (This kind of thing happens in France too!)
A report on 2014’s International Congress of Fantastic Fiction, help in Lima Peru
An interview with two of FInland’s best
I picked up the animated movie version from Studio Ghibli and was delighted to see Tenar pop up again. There must be a fourth book then!
A report on and a photo gallery from the VII International Colloquium for Fiction Fantastic held at the Center for Literary Studies Antonio Cornejo Polar Lima – Peru
Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity.
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.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is to say that beauty is subjective and, despite the human condition that every one of us shares, is subject to cultural biases as well as personal ones. This point was underlined recently with an online social experiment conducted by journalist Esther Honig, Her project, Before […]
From cultural outcasts to cultural icons in one successful TV series?
The DIALFA Project: Behique – an annual Cuban theater of fantasy and science fiction
Why comments are important – especially here!
Tanya returns with the english language version of her interview with Hal Duncan, author of Vellum.
Author Hal Duncan (Vellum) has been adopted by Finnish Fandom. Find out why.
Tanya Tynjala’s photographic report on Finncon (in Spanish AND English!)
A profile of the multi-talented author Caitlin Kiernan.
The ur sounds of science fiction
Meet grandmother Buluku, Ogum the warrior, Oxossi the hunter, Oxumare the rainbow snake, Babalu Aye the leper who heals infectious diseases, and Exu, Papa Legba or Baron Samedi: trickster, guide of spirits, devil on the crossroads.
Before Well’s The First Men In the Moon…before Verne’s A Trip To the Moon, there was…Fray Manuel Antonio de Rivas
Oxum represents all the traditionally feminine values. But she is also patron of witches.
One night a few years from now the stars go out …almost from when it was first published Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award-winning Spin remains one of the finest hard SF novels of the new millennium.
I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon…
A profile of Argentianian author Angelica Gorodischer.
Male gods of storm and thunder exist in many pagan religions. It is more unusual to see the powers of sky and weather personified as a female. It is said that in battle, Oya always goes ahead of Xangó, just like lightning precedes thunder.
Yemanja, Yemoja, Yemalla, Janaína – the Mother of Waters is one of the main goddesses, of various Afro-American religions – Santería, Voodoo, Candomblé – which evolved from African deities grafted onto Catholic saints.
Miguel O’Hara just wants to get back to his future.