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Ilana C. Myer has worked as a journalist in Jerusalem and a cultural critic for various publications. As Ilana Teitelbaum she has written book reviews and critical essays for The Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and the Huffington Post. Last Song Before Night was her first novel, followed by Fire Dance. She lives in New York.

Decadence as Distraction: Richard Kadrey Discusses the Grim Warnings Hiding in The Grand Dark

bread and circuses

Decadence as Distraction: Richard Kadrey Discusses the Grim Warnings Hiding in The Grand Dark

In the Weimar-inspired city of Lower Proszawa, the metropolis at the center of Richard Kadrey’s new novel The Grand Dark—one of this blog’s...
A Collision of History and Memory: Guy Gavriel Kay Discusses His New Novel A Brightness Long Ago

quarter-turn to the fantastic

A Collision of History and Memory: Guy Gavriel Kay Discusses His New Novel A Brightness Long Ago

In A Brightness Long Ago, the latest novel by Guy Gavriel Kay, longtime readers will encounter the elements they’ve come to expect: Epic historical...
Story and Song: A Conversation with Sarah Pinsker

sooner or later

Story and Song: A Conversation with Sarah Pinsker

Nebula Award-winning author Sarah Pinsker is having a big year: Her short fiction collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, and her debut...
Stopping the Cycle: Kameron Hurley on the Narrative Intricacies and Fiery Politics of The Light Brigade

be the light

Stopping the Cycle: Kameron Hurley on the Narrative Intricacies and Fiery Politics of The Light Brigade

Delivering the relentless, brutal action fans of Kameron Hurley have come to expect, The Light Brigade is also a mystery, an exploration of the nature of...
Legends Made Modern: An Interview with Kat Howard, Author of A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Stories

modern magic

Legends Made Modern: An Interview with Kat Howard, Author of A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Stories

In Kat Howard’s ravishing story collection A Cathedral of Myth and Bone, the mundane becomes magical and Arthurian legends come to life in the 21st...
The Magic of For the Killing of Kings: An Interview with Howard Andrew Jones

finding your own path

The Magic of For the Killing of Kings: An Interview with Howard Andrew Jones

Magical skullduggery, betrayal, heroic adventure, and the bonds of friendship are hallmarks of For the Killing of Kings, the first in a new fantasy series...
Rebecca Roanhorse Talks Mythology, Alternate Endings, and the Future of the Sixth World

#ownvoices

Rebecca Roanhorse Talks Mythology, Alternate Endings, and the Future of the Sixth World

Navajo mythology drives the intense post-apocalyptic fantasy thriller Trail of Lightning, one of the best debut novels of 2018. Mags Hoskie is a...
Breaking Down the Magical Apocalypse of Peng Shepherd’s The Book of M

m m good

Breaking Down the Magical Apocalypse of Peng Shepherd’s The Book of M

Peng Shepherd’s post-apocalyptic epic is elegaic in tone and striking in its originality. Most dystopias are a thought experiment in climate change...
The Goblin Market Reimagined: Rena Rossner Discusses Her Magical Debut The Sisters of the Winter Wood

in the woods

The Goblin Market Reimagined: Rena Rossner Discusses Her Magical Debut The Sisters of the Winter Wood

The woods are full of mystery in The Sisters of the Winter Wood, an enchanting tale of family loyalty and secrets. Drawing on elements of Jewish and...
R. F. Kuang on the Dark History Behind The Poppy War

history: the original grimdark

R. F. Kuang on the Dark History Behind The Poppy War

The costs of war are at the forefront of this China-inspired new epic fantasy. When Rin is accepted into the most prestigious military academy in the...
Bidding Farewell to the Fairies of Appalachia: Alex Bledsoe Discusses Reaching the End of the Story of the Tufa

hanging tufa

Bidding Farewell to the Fairies of Appalachia: Alex Bledsoe Discusses Reaching the End of the Story of the Tufa

In the heart of Appalachia reside a people with deep traditions, magical tendencies, and a past lost to the mists of memory. The Tufa have always been a...
Kelly Robson on the Economics of Time Travel in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

compounding interest

Kelly Robson on the Economics of Time Travel in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

Minh is an 83-year-old scientist in 2267, working to restore earth’s ecosystems in the wake of a world-ravaging apocalypse. King Shulgi is a warrior in...

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