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Improbable Interviews – Adam Roberts

I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between...

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 11

A new fantasy entry for the greatest fantasy novels of all time.

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 10

The character of the young Arthur, known as Wart, was so finely crafted that famous authors such as J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman have confessed to borrowing elements of the character for their own stories.

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 9

A new addition to the Greatest SF&F works of all time!

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 8

An 8th tome is added to our running list of - THE GREATEST FANTASY NOVELS OF ALL TIME

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 7

The latest induction into the Greatest of All Time list

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 6

Which novel has RK vetted for this go 'round? Read on to find out!

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 5

Read on to find the latest addition to The Greatest Fantasy Novels of ALL Time

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 4

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 3

Find out what novel has just been added to the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time list

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 2

What novel qualifies for the list of the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time?

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 1

The Greatest of All Time turns its attention to fantasy.

The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey

The Road to Middle-Earth is a wonderful companion to any trip across Middle-earth and it is a welcome reminder of the huge craft that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his work.

Retrospective: A Minority Verdict Against Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report

Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort

What’s Wrong with the Saga?

The trilogy, the saga, or the series. They come in many shapes and forms, but in the end…they may NEVER end! Is it too much to ask that books have an ending?

Top Ten Science Fiction Movie Sidekicks

Who are your favorite SF movie sidekicks? RK has quite a list for you to ponder....

A Little Game of Three-Hobbit Monte

A discussion of the pitfalls of movie rights agreements in regards to the Hobbit franchise.

Fantasy Cartography for Writers (part 1)

Fantasy cartography isn’t new, of course, from Lord of the Rings to Throne of the Crescent Moon, maps help readers to connect with the universe, to make unfamiliar locales a little more familiar. It’s always fun when there’s a heroic journey involved, be it a quest to dump a shiny bracelet in fiery nastiness or running from doom.

What’s Your Type?

Does fantasy fiction feed racism? An important distinction between literature and film is often elided. Arthur Conan Doyle on the classification of peoples and my thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing.

Ora Pro Nobis. The Zombies Are Coming

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.”

Stephen King – A Beginner’s Guide

For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context...

Satan’s Imagination Stations

I was 8 years old, and I had gotten my greedy little hands on a copy of The Hobbit. I read it by nightlight...

The Unsavory Racism of Middle Earth

The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien's youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally.