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

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
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
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
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.

World Fantasy Convention 2016: Delayed Live Blog

Column by JS Breukelaar
J.S. Breukelaar gets lost in the WFC woods and lives to tell about it.
The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl

BookShots: 'The Ferryman Institute' by Colin Gigl

Review by Christopher Shultz
A jaded ferryman tired of dealing with death gets a chance to figure out what he wants out of life.

The Substance of Magic in Fiction

Column by Leah Dearborn August 31, 2016
From Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series to the Kingkiller Chronicles of Patrick Rothfuss, every author has a different system and set of rules for how magic should work in their own enclosed world.

The Architecture of Fantasy: How Authors Use Real Places To Build Imaginary Ones

Column by Leah Dearborn February 19, 2016
Sometimes our world and others overlap, like the center of a Venn diagram. These new worlds that still retain vestiges of our own offer a unique angle; they allow the author to make comparisons.
The Visitors by Simon Sylvester

Bookshots: 'The Visitors' by Simon Sylvester

Review by Christopher Shultz
A fantasy, a mystery, and a coming-of-age tale, all in one outstanding debut novel.
Delilah S. Dawson

A Conversation with Delilah S. Dawson About Her New Novel, 'Wake of Vultures'

Interview by Rob Hart
Rob chats with Delilah S. Dawson about pen names, author promotion, writing different perspectives, and her new fantasy novel, 'Wake of Vultures'.
Bookshots: 'The Vorrh' by Brian Catling

Bookshots: 'The Vorrh' by Brian Catling

Review by Leah Dearborn
Imagine the Vorrh as a massive, primordial forest that predates the birth of humanity. What could be more intriguing than a peek at what lurks inside?

Five Captivating YA Fantasies

Column by Riki Cleveland April 30, 2015
When it comes to transporting readers to a whole new world, no genre is quite as captivating as fantasy, and in young adult literature, there is a wealth of stories just waiting to take you away.

The Great Hugo Controversy of 2014

Column by Rajan Khanna August 13, 2014
We take a look at this year's Hugo Awards for works of Science Fiction & Fantasy and examine the controversy surrounding the ballot.
Bookshots: The Very Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2

Bookshots: 'The Very Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2' Edited by Gordon Van Gelder

Review by Chris Rosales
'The Very Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2' selects the best from over 65 years of stories published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Warner Bros. Options Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragon Riders of Pern'

Warner Bros. Options Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragon Riders of Pern'

News by Joshua Chaplinsky July 30, 2014
Will the beloved series make it to the screen?
Bookshots: 'Invisible Beasts' by Sharona Muir

Bookshots: 'Invisible Beasts' by Sharona Muir

Review by Leah Dearborn
Surprisingly existential, 'Invisible Beasts' is filled with explorations on what separates human and animal, as well as some of the things we may have in common.
Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Review by Leah Dearborn
Regardless of whether it lives up to the hype, 'The Queen of the Tearling' deserves better than to be lauded only as a Frankenstein product of popular literature.
Bookshots: 'The Weirdness' by Jeremy P. Bushnell

Bookshots: 'The Weirdness' by Jeremy P. Bushnell

Review by Leah Dearborn March 5, 2014
Billy is a wannabe writer who's going nowhere fast until Lucifer shows up on his couch with some fantastic coffee and an offer he can't refuse.