The Outlaws of Olympus by C. E. Martin is a fresh new series that will appeal to fans of both pulp westerns and Greek Mythology.
Want to hear an audio version of a short speculative fiction story about religion? Sam McDonald has chosen some good ones for you to consider from a wide variety of religious perspectives.
Weiss takes on the Kabbala.
Peruvian editor Benjamin Roman Abram muses on science fiction’s prophetic visions.
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.
Did you know there is a whole religion involving the worship of a cosmic peacock? You’d never know where poultry keeping could lead you!
Certain topics are never supposed to be discussed with strangers: religion and faith head the list. The featured authors in Wrestling with Gods:wave aside such strictures
Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.
In the next few blogs, I will have a look at magical birds – messengers between the human realm and the supernatural in many cultures. First off, Quetzalcoatl: the feathered snake of the Mexicans.
What went right and what went wrong during Arisia weekend.
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘If I Forget Thee Oh Earth…’ isn’t just about doomsday. It is a lesson in the art of writing good science fiction.
A review of some Seasonal fiction.
Today something different! I’d like to introduce you to a musician and some of his music: Craig Leon and “Nommos”. As you may or may not know, I’m a musician – a singer actually, although it seems I write more than I sing these days, but my first love was music. I have a Bachelor […]
A review of the ‘fantasy’ film Noah
Black holes represent a deep seated fear of being sucked into the void, propelled out of existence.
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.
I think it’s a bit unlikely aliens would be that interested in Earth-based religions, but you never know. They’re like, aliens, you know?
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.
Oxum represents all the traditionally feminine values. But she is also patron of witches.
I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon…
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.
Now there are classic science fiction stories, and then there are classic science fiction stories used by educators to introduce young impressionable readers and writers to the age old argument of science and religion. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke is THAT kind of story.
A look at the introductory episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey.
Believe it or not, a fatwa has been issued barring Muslims from participating in the Mars One program. Mike gives us the details.
Watch the full debate and read some of the follow-on commentary.
With its haunting portrayal of the unthinkable, Fatherland sired (ha ha…) the alternate history sub-genre one might call: “What if … the Nazis won?”
What’s coming to the intersection of anime and sf worlds in January? (Spoiler: No Sailor Moon, unfortunately.) So many new and renewed shows you’d think it was Christmas or something!
Astrid examines the evolution of the Angels as the subject of fantastical art.