I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between them have won the Arthur C Clarke, British Science Fiction Association, John W. Campbell Memorial, Philip K. Dick, Nebula and Prometheus Awards, and been nominated for many more. The writers are: […]
A new fantasy entry for the greatest fantasy novels of all time.
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.
A new addition to the Greatest SF&F works of all time!
An 8th tome is added to our running list of – THE GREATEST FANTASY NOVELS OF ALL TIME
The latest induction into the Greatest of All Time list
Which novel has RK vetted for this go ’round? Read on to find out!
Read on to find the latest addition to The Greatest Fantasy Novels of ALL Time
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Find out what novel has just been added to the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time list
What novel qualifies for the list of the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time?
The Greatest of All Time turns its attention to fantasy.
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.
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
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?
Who are your favorite SF movie sidekicks? RK has quite a list for you to ponder….
A discussion of the pitfalls of movie rights agreements in regards to the Hobbit franchise.
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.
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.
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.”
For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context of modern American Gothic, being recommended by writers whose work I loved, particularly Stephen King. The admiration was mutual. In 1997 Oates introduced King when he gave his first reading at […]
I was 8 years old, and I had gotten my greedy little hands on a copy of The Hobbit. I read it by nightlight early in the morning before my family awoke. The Lord of the Rings followed shortly after, and I even wrote my grade five book report on the plot structure of the […]
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.