Choosing Your Words: To Swear or Not To Swear

Column by Emma Byrne January 22, 2018
'Swearing is Good For You' author Emma Byrne discusses the science and semantics of swear words in fiction.

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.

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.

LURID: It's Alive! The Top 10 Mad Scientists of Literature!

Column by Karina Wilson May 18, 2012
From Prometheus (Aeschylus) to Prometheus (Scott): Top ten pick of the most enduringly mad scientists in horror fiction, both before and after the reality of Dr. Josef Mengele.