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.