Fantasy Magazine, November 2011by Lavie Tidhar
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Fantasy Magazine is an online magazine focusing exclusively on fantasy fiction. In its pages, you will find all types of fantasy—from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales…and anything and everything in between. Fantasy Magazine is entertainment for the intelligent genre reader—we publish stories of the fantastic that make us think, and tell us what it is to be human. And in our November 2011 issue...
Leo Tolstoy reminded us, "Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." But in K. M. Ferebee's tale "Seven Spells to Sever the Heart," one unhappy family has magic to blame for its misery.
In our feature interview this month, Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, basis of the hit HBO series True Blood, joins us to discuss wrapping up the series, her oddest fans, and whether or not vampires poop.
Next up, Theodora Goss summons a spirit who changes the course of four girls' lives in her tale "Christopher Raven."
Helen Pilinovsky investigates the role of ghosts in the popular literature of the 1800s in her article "Shades of the Nineteenth Century."
Revenge is a dish served cold, and with perhaps a dash of soy sauce, in Lavie Tidhar's "Red Dawn: A Chow Mein Western."
Emma Bull explores how the west was weird in her article "Home on the Strange."
A great swordsman and his lover cope with a surprisingly assertive fan in "The Swordsman Whose Name Was Not Death," by Ellen Kushner.
If you've ever stopped reading a fencing scene to wonder just what's going on, you'll enjoy Kat Howard's article "The Pen and the Sword"—it's a great introduction to fencing and its portrayal in books and film. En garde!
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