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

The Fantasy Novel Back To School List

Column by Rajan Khanna September 12, 2012
A look at classic fantasy works and some modern counterparts that deal with similar themes.
Watch The Naked Writer Write

Watch The Naked Writer Write

News by Kimberly Turner September 11, 2012
Starting Wednesday, the public is invited to watch fantasy author Silvia Hartmann write a novel live on the internet in a project she calls The Naked Writer. Would you have the guts to do the same?

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA

Column by Jon Korn September 11, 2012
A look at Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA's beloved "Bookstore of the Imagination."

Taking From the World Tree: Mythology and Cultural Appropriation

Column by Rajan Khanna August 28, 2012
Mythology has long been a source of ideas and inspiration for fantasy fiction. But when and where does drawing from these myths cross the line into cultural appropriation? Should it be avoided?

Reinvention and the "Genre Trap"

Column by Rajan Khanna August 14, 2012
Is there such a thing as a genre trap in fantasy fiction? Does great success lead to limitation? How exactly does one reinvent oneself in the genre world?

Race and Races in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna
A look at the benefits and dangers of using non-human races in fantasy fiction.

What Do The Authors Of Serialized Works Owe To Their Fans?

Column by Rob Hart July 9, 2012
Do fans have the right to hate on George R.R. Martin for not finishing the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series faster? Does an author of a series owe his or her fans anything?

Revolutions in Fantasy: Four for the Fourth

Column by Rajan Khanna July 3, 2012
On the eve of our nation's day of independence, we celebrate four fantasy stories of revolution and revolt.

The Building of Worlds

Column by Rajan Khanna June 26, 2012
An examination of worldbuilding in fantasy fiction. What constitutes good worldbuilding? And why would worldbuilding be a bad thing?

Five Fabulous Female Fantasy Forces

Column by Rajan Khanna June 12, 2012
A look at five amazing female fantasy writers.

Primer: The Chronicles of Amber

Column by Rajan Khanna
A look at the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny and what makes them so great.

Me, Myself, and I: First Person Narratives in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna May 16, 2012
A look at some examples of first person narratives in fantasy fiction and what makes them work.

Off the Beaten Path: Non-Traditional Fantasy Settings

Column by Rajan Khanna April 19, 2012
A look at five fantasy settings that veer away from the well-trod ground of worlds based on medieval Europe. Five fresh and vibrant worlds to experience to see what fantasy can do.

The Importance of George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire'

Column by Rajan Khanna April 6, 2012
A look at how George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' is redefining epic fantasy and how he subverts our expectations in the genre.

A Recap Of... Game Of Thrones

Column by Cath Murphy March 30, 2012
Buckle your halbard and sharpen your axe! Game of Thrones is back on the small screen at the weekend. What some would call the definitive guide to books one through five awaits, sers and ladies.

Slaying Dragons: Fantasy and Video Games

Column by Rajan Khanna March 16, 2012
A look at fantasy worlds in video games- what they offer, why they work so well together and some examples of great fantasy gaming worlds.

What Is Fantasy?

Column by Rajan Khanna March 9, 2012
An introduction to the genre of Fantasy. Where do we draw the lines? And are those lines important? What constitutes good Fantasy? This post sets the stage and lays down a path for future columns.

Themes of Pedophilia in the Works of Piers Anthony

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 2, 2011
Fantasy novelist Piers Anthony has written close to 150 books in his lifetime. As a whole, his body of work reveals a more than passing interest in child sexuality. Is he enlightened or just creepy?
Fantasy Novelist Anne McCaffrey Passed Away At 85

Fantasy Novelist Anne McCaffrey Has Died

News by Rob Hart November 23, 2011
Fantasy novelist Anne McCaffrey, who started writing as a protest against "absurd and unrealistic" portrayals of women in science-fiction, has died at the age of 85.
"Snuff" by Terry Pratchett

"Snuff" by Terry Pratchett

Review by Farah Mendlesohn October 6, 2011
The 39th (yes, you read that right) addition to the popular Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.