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Electrons for Everyone

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As I sit wandering the internet for fresh tidbits of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, I find them flourishing everywhere. Perhaps flourishing is not...

Realistic Fantasy: an Oxymoron

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oxymoron (n) a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction fantasy (n) the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things realistic (a) representing...

You Got Grit in my Fantasy Story

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(Cue stoner voice) “You got grit in my fantasy story, man!” “Nah man, you got fantasy in my gritty story, dude!” Convergent evolution is the acquisition of...

Fantasy as History

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Author's Note – it has been said that we should ‘write what we know’ and, in that spirit, for my first outing here at...

Ora Pro Nobis. The Zombies Are Coming

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Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world on February 11th by announcing his abdication. In related news on your Amazing Stories channel, the zombie apocalypse is coming. Even Snooki agrees! “One day, I know that the world is going to end with zombies.”

In the Beginning…

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Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

The Elves of Japan

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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.