An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, when she first made her way through The Lord of the Rings, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O’Brian and Jane Austen. She studied English literature at Brown University, and did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadow of Undrentide.
Fantasy Magazine, December 2011by Naomi Novik, Seanan McGuire, Nike Sulway, Joe R. Lansdale, John Joseph Adams
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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 December 2011 issue...
Our lead story this month is from new author Nike Sulway, who captures the soul-changing powers of grief in "Her Lover's Golden Hair."
In our feature interview this month, Andrew Penn Romine talks to Puss in Boots director Chris Miller about the new film and the films that might have been. The interview reveals the scoop on Antonio Banderas, the Golden Goose, and the giant who almost made it into the animated film.
Everyone casts a shadow, but somehow shadows are still mysterious, powerful, intriguing. Joe R. Lansdale explores one man's strange relationship with his shadow in "Torn Away."
Veronica Schanoes examines the role of the shadow in literature and folklore in her article "The Deathly Shadows in Our Lives."
Children love to play at being heroes. In Seanan McGuire's "Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage," one teenage girl has found a world where she really can save the day. But can she stay there?
Alasdair Stuart examines travel via portal magic in his article "Falling With Style."
Journey back to ancient Rome in "Vici," by Naomi Novik—and learn just what Julius Caesar meant when he said: "veni, vidi, vici."
Genevieve Valentine divides to conquer the many categories of literary dragons in her article "Three Dragons.”
Note: This is the final issue of Fantasy Magazine. As of January 2012, it merged with its sister publication, Lightspeed Magazine. All new content you would have found in Fantasy Magazine will now appear in Lightspeed.
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