The Cold Eye Continues an Epic Journey into the Devil’s West

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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

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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

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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

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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 Storytellers

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Mind Meld: Exploring Fairy Tales with The Starlit Wood Storytellers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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