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Meghan Ball is an avid reader, writer, and lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. She has previously written for SF Signal. When she isn't playing the guitar badly or losing horribly at a video game, she's writing short fiction and spending way too much time on Twitter. You can find her there @EldritchGirl.

Magic, Romance, and Bicycle Chases in Witchmark, C.L. Polk’s Enchanting Debut

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Magic, Romance, and Bicycle Chases in Witchmark, C.L. Polk’s Enchanting Debut

Witchmark is C.L. Polk’s debut, a graceful, smartly written novel set in Aeland, a lightly magical fantasy world modeled on post-WWI Britain. Miles...
12 Fantasy Heist Novels

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12 Fantasy Heist Novels

There are genre tropes, and then there are those archetypes that are mainstays of not just science fiction and fantasy, but of popular culture in general....

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Ranking The Dresden Files

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Ranking The Dresden Files

Ever since he blew onto the scene in 2000, Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden has helped to redefine what we think of when we think of urban fantasy. Where...
11 Fictional Band from Sci-Fi & Fantasy That Will Rock Your World

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11 Fictional Band from Sci-Fi & Fantasy That Will Rock Your World

Summer music festival season is here! Time to grab some cheap lawn tickets, chill out on a blanket, and listen to some awesome tunes. May is also the month...
Spend Easter Fools’ Day on a Madcap Adventure with Christopher Moore

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Spend Easter Fools’ Day on a Madcap Adventure with Christopher Moore

The convergence of Easter and April Fools’ Day is a rare event—the last time it happened was all the way back in 1956, and it won’t happen...
6 Fantasy Parties That Would Give Mardi Gras a Run for Its Money

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6 Fantasy Parties That Would Give Mardi Gras a Run for Its Money

Today is Mardi Gras! Also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, it’s a day of excess before the Catholic time of Lent begins—as good an excuse as...
10 Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Stories

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10 Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Stories

There is a common practice in romance novels that I think science fiction and fantasy authors would do well to steal. Subsequent books in a romance series...
Kim Newman Talks the Bloody Good Anno Dracula Graphic Novel

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Kim Newman Talks the Bloody Good Anno Dracula Graphic Novel

Kim Newman is at it again. His superb, genre defying Anno Dracula books have crashed their way into graphic novels, and it’s a wild, frenzied shake...
10 Retold Tales Featuring the Figures of Classic Victorian Horror

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10 Retold Tales Featuring the Figures of Classic Victorian Horror

Today is Bram Stoker’s 170th birthday, so it seems as perfect a time as ever revisit some of our oldest monster friends. These hulking stars of these...
A Song for Quiet Is a Mournful Lovecraftian Fantasy That Never Misses a Note

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A Song for Quiet Is a Mournful Lovecraftian Fantasy That Never Misses a Note

There has been a movement of late to reexamine the problematic legacy of H.P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos. Modern authors—many of them the...
The Guns Above Is a Gritty, Rollicking Reinvention of Steampunk

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The Guns Above Is a Gritty, Rollicking Reinvention of Steampunk

If there’s one thing I love in this world, it’s a good steampunk novel. It’s a tricky genre to get right, and despite a surge in...
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sir Terry Pratchett

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett died in 2015, but he will forever number among the greatest fantasy writers of the last century. His defining work, the Discworld...

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