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Chasing Shadows: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is Updated for 2014

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 10.23.2014 | Technology
Ilana Teitelbaum

To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?

Interview With ABC's 'The Quest' Winner Lina Carollo

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

If you didn't have the chance to tune in to ABC's "The Quest" this summer, you seriously missed one of the most awesome and innovative shows of the year.

4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be.

7 Reasons Fantasy Is Better When Funny

Piers Anthony | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books
Piers Anthony

I got into fantasy for a funny reason: the editor I wanted to write for was specializing in fantasy. Then I discovered that I just couldn't take fanta...

How Texting Is Wrecking Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As night falls and darkness rolls in, I picture you sitting there, knuckles white as a ghost as you clasp your cold phone, laughing hysterically with your girlfriends. Laughing because I said too much, or maybe too little, or took too long.

Myths and Mazes: The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In The Door in the Mountain Caitlin Sweet's work ventures into new territory for the author in two ways: It is YA, and it is a Greek mythology retelling -- in this case, the myth of Theseus.

Christie Laing of ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Shares Some Personal Stuff!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Christie Laing is great at teasing us, isn't she?! This down to earth actor really gets us going. Her bold personality is surely part of the cause. Christie is one of those actors that you want to keep an eye on throughout her career because you never know what's going to happen next.

Kid Lit Equality -- Fantasy or Reality?

Zetta Elliott | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

The publishing industry can't solve this problem, but the relative lack of children's books by and about people of color nonetheless functions as a kind of "symbolic annihilation."

Russia, Ukraine, and the Fantasies of War

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Eliot Borenstein

As the subject of constantly contested media narratives, the war in Ukraine has had a local reality that has somehow failed to take on a global scope.

'Mythical Creatures' Is An Animated Holocaust Film Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman is currently raising funds for his upcoming film project, "Mythical Creatures," based on the heartbreaking story of hi...

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

Review: N.K. Jemsin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Diverse Books Alert!

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

So, along comes a fantasy novel I wish I'd written, a tale of high magic, a palace in the sky, a barbarian princess in over her head, a seductive god ...

Hangovers Are Coming With 'Game Of Thrones' Wine

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment

All men must drink. If you're a "Game of Thrones" fan, you know that the only thing the characters like more than killing people and having sexy ti...

Cannibal Cop and the First Amendment: Freedom for Thoughts and Fantasies We Hate

Clay Calvert | Posted 09.01.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Cyberspace is awash in verbal vomit, offensive diatribes and morbid musings. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the sordid speech in question always falls outside the confines of the First Amendment safeguard of free expression.

Author Maggie Stiefvater Talks About Her Brand-New Book Sinner

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

On any given day you can find Maggie Stiefvater doing something different from the day before. 'I think a big part of being me is nothing is ever typical," she says. "You can me find working on a hobby, writing, driving my car some place fast or surrounded by my goats... Everyday is different.'

Q&A With Leigh Bardugo, Author of Ruin and Rising

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

This is a series to read immediately -- especially because Ruin and Rising will be available June 17. I recently chatted with the author, Leigh Bardugo, about the final Grisha trilogy novel, George R.R. Martin and what she's up to next.

Books That Grow With You: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Out of respect for that fear, and the memories I want to enshrine, I tend to leave my childhood books undisturbed on the shelf. But some books can withstand the test of our aging and grow with us, like a second skin.

Fantasy Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.03.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What's Your Story?

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

We're determined in the time we have left to edit out the dishonest plots, tired characters, obsolete themes, and destructive story lines, the creaky set pieces that block us from feeling real. We want to know ourselves in the end and not be deceived by bad fiction.

Fantasy Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.02.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Fantasy Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Fantasy Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Politics Belong in Science Fiction

Foz Meadows | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Foz Meadows

Science fiction both is, and always has been, a political genre. Of necessity, the politics of science fiction are reflective of the political climate in which it's written -- why else do we speculate about the future, but that we're concerned with the present?

The Jinn Trend: Author Heather Demetrios Weighs In

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Heather was kind enough to offer her expert opinion on the trend and why we should expect to see more magic lamps in the future.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.