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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 07.28.2014 | 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.

Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade Awesomeness!

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.

Mardi Gras: The Chewbacchus Parade and Midori Tajiri-Byrd, Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C.

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Midori is captain of the Mystic Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C. (People for the Inclusion of Unicorns, Elves, and Winebots in Chewbacchus), a sub-krewe of the Chewbacchus parade made up of, you guessed it, unicorns, elves and winebots. Here are some things Midori and I discussed.

12 YA Fantasy Book Finales You Need to Read This Year

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

The young adult genre has a chronic problem: creating sequels. Keeping track of all the sequels and when they will be published feels like a full-time job. So, I did some of the tough work for you and sorted through my most-anticipated YA fantasy end-of-series releases for the year.

Comic Con, New Orleans Style!

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Being a geek, I love a Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Thousands of people with whom I have much in common (I refer to it, at least in my head, as being...

Mythic Darkness: Elementari Rising by Nancy Hightower

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

More than anything else, Elementari Rising might be about the inevitable loss of innocence, the unsustainability of normal life in the face of natural disaster. Perhaps for that reason the protagonist is young, and the threatened Terakhein are children.

Imaginary Memoirs

Donna Minkowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Donna Minkowitz

I determined that my own story, with its emotionally and sexually abusive mother, and physically abusive, but bullied and mentally ill father, would be easier for readers to connect with if I wrapped it in a fairy tale.

Sequel Sees Author Open Up

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

I had two different screen names -- one for the regular rooms, and one for the gay chat rooms. Even with the anonymity of a screen name, I didn't want my straight "cyberfriends" to see me in gay rooms.