Dragons and Goblins and Wizards, oh my! Rajan Khanna, our resident Fantasy nerd, has entire worlds to show you.

Ditch Your New Books and Reread An Old Favorite, Instead

Column by Jena Brown
Sometimes the best read is the one you know you’re going to love.

Unlocking The Tomb: An Interview With Tamsyn Muir

Interview by Jena Brown September 21, 2022
Swords, Jurassic Park, hamburger t-shirts, ignored writing advice, and The Locked Tomb: an interview with Tamsyn Muir

Why Writers Should Read Across the Genres

Column by Sara Tantlinger July 27, 2022
Reading outside of one's favorite genre is vastly beneficial to a writer. Each genre brings unique elements that can help you strengthen your craft.
Los Suelos, CA

"Collective Creative Work Is The Way" — An Interview with Interactive Literary Site Los Suelos, CA

Interview by Gabriel Hart April 7, 2022
Gabriel Hart interviews the creators of the new multi-media interactive literary site benefiting California agricultural workers.

Exciting YA Releases for the First Half of 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson January 13, 2022
YA obsessee Karis Rogerson shares 12 books coming out in the first half of 2022 that she can't wait to get her grabby hands on.

A Leigh Bardugo Fangirl on Her Belated Obsession with Netflix's "Shadow and Bone"

Column by Karis Rogerson
An exploration of the TV show, from its past controversies to its promising future.

How My Father and I Bonded Over Thieves’ World

Column by Jay Wilburn
Thieves' World is a fantasy anthology series that ran from 1979 to 1989 and again in the 2000s. It is also the last thing my father and I bonded over.

Paying Respects to Ursula K. Le Guin: The Queen of Spec-Fic

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Happy Birthday to one of the most influential American woman writers.
The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows

"The Magic of Terry Pratchett" by Marc Burrows

Review by Karina Wilson October 16, 2020
Sir Terry Pratchett died in 2015 but his voluminous legacy lives on. This new biography charts his journey from Beaconsfield Public Library to Buckingham Palace, selling 85 million books along the way

The Kings of Steam: Remembering the Work of Jay Lake and Brandon Black

Column by Jay Wilburn
Authors Jay Lake and Brandon Black (James Louis Butler III) both made their impacts on the subgenre of steampunk before their passing. Jay Wilburn discusses their work as a reader and fan.
"The Circus of Stolen Dreams" by Lorelei Savaryn

"The Circus of Stolen Dreams" by Lorelei Savaryn

Review by Jessica Marie Baumgartner September 1, 2020
Sometimes an escape becomes the trap.

A Cheat Sheet to This Year's Nebula Awards Nominees

Column by Emmanuel Nataf May 26, 2020
Another drumroll, please — the Nebula Awards are almost upon us! Here's a breakdown of all the categories in a quick and easy cheat sheet.

Six Things to Know Going Into Netflix's Adaptation of "The Witcher"

Column by Emmanuel Nataf December 17, 2019
Whether you've been a longtime fan of The Witcher or are just discovering it now, here are some must-know facts about the upcoming TV series.

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Primer

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
An overview of the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, which explored new frontiers and broke new ground in science fiction and fantasy.

How Is Magical Realism Different From Fantasy?

Column by Christopher Shultz
If magical realism isn't straight-up fantasy, or any other speculative genre, then what, exactly, is it?

Game of Thrones Was Born 23 Years Ago — Why The Books Will Forever Be Better Than the Show

Column by Emmanuel Nataf August 1, 2019
Game of Thrones was born 23 years ago. Here are four reasons the books will forever be better than the show.

Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Hugo Nominees

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 23, 2019
The Hugo Award winners will be announced in August. Here's what you need to know about the finalists.

Every Single Redwall Book—Ranked

Column by Emmanuel Nataf June 19, 2019
To commemorate Brian Jacques’ 80th birthday this June, here is a ranking of all 22 Redwall books.

The 7 Very Best Scenes from C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
From Lucy's first discovery to Aslan's last battle, The Chronicles of Narnia is full of incredible scenes. That's why for C.S. Lewis's 120th birthday, we're going to look back on one from each book.

10 of Our Favorite Moments from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
July 29th marked the 64th anniversary of the publication of "The Fellowship of the Ring". To celebrate the occasion, here are 10 of our favorite moments from Tolkien’s epic fantasy series.

Season of the Witch: Six Dark Fairy Tales Everyone Should Read

Column by Susan DeFreitas October 10, 2017
Prepare to be haunted by six of the finest dark fairy tales, by the women who reinvented the form: Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt, Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, and Karen Joy Fowler.

Magic for Beginners: 5 Tips for Fantasy Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 10, 2017
Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble.
Arianne “Tex” Thompson

Cowboys, Natives, and Fishmen—Oh My! An Interview with Rural Fantasy Author Tex Thompson

Interview by Annie Neugebauer June 26, 2017
An interview w/ rural fantasy author Tex Thompson: her passion for the writing community, teaching those who want to learn, cons of all stripes, and her weird western series Children of the Drought.

How 'The Mists of Avalon' Redefined King Arthur from the Female Perspective

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the 1983 novel and its reframed feminist perspective on the classic male-centric tale of King Arthur.
Bookshots: 'Metronome' by Oliver Langmead

Bookshots: 'Metronome' by Oliver Langmead

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of "Metronome" by Oliver Langmead.