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The Cold Eye
Continues an Epic Journey into the Devil’s West
The best fantasy books can build worlds with such exquisite precision, you wish you could crawl inside of of them and explore the landscape on your own, to...
Mind Meld: Books We Want to Bring into the Spotlight
This month I reached out to many of our previous Mind Melders to chat about the books they always find themselves thrusting upon their fellow readers....
Nine of Stars
Is a Wildly Entertaining Weird Western
My grandfather lives in Wyoming. My time visiting him there planted in me a love for the entire region and its history. Within the last year, I’ve...
Mind Meld: Some of Our Favorite Characters
In Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Kate Wilhelm wrote, “Great fiction reveals that there is no...
Mind Meld: Exploring Fairy Tales with
The Starlit Wood
We asked the editors and authors of the recently released anthology The Starlit Wood from Saga Press to chat about fairy tales and their influence on...
We Asked Writers How
A Game of Thrones
Changed Fantasy Forever
There’s no denying the fact that fantasy wouldn’t be where it is today without George R.R. Martin. With the books already a phenomenal success...
Mind Meld: The Imagined Possibilities of Science Fiction
In Istvan Csicsery-Ronay’s The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction, he states works of science fiction “may be credible projections of present trends or...
Mind Meld: Exploring Potential Media Empires
Some novels become living entities, spawning spinoffs in countless allied narrative forms. The Harry Potter series begat movies, a plays, and the...
Mind Meld: The Boundaries Between Literary and Genre Fiction
Editor’s note: For years, the essential sci-fi blog SF Signal published Mind Meld, a regular column that featured a monthly roundtable discussion of...
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