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.
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Racism, Deodorant, and Marines: Typical National Book Awards News Roundup

News by Peter Derk
Racist-y Snicket, Le Guin's passion is a win, and Phil Klay takes home the biggie.

Genderbending Genre: The Left Hand of Darkness

Column by Rajan Khanna August 19, 2013
Ursula K. Le Guin's novel, "The Left Hand of Darkness," is not just a great science fiction novel, it is one of the first major works in the field to address issues of gender. We take a look why.

Five Fabulous Female Fantasy Forces

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