Bride of the Swamp God!

One of our new friends, Davide Mana of the Karavansara blog, just published a novella at Amazon. I've just finished reading it and I have to say that I'm quite impressed. As far as I can tell, it's his first published story, and I hope it's not his last. It's positively dripping with everything good... Continue Reading →

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On History and Fantasy

As a bookworm, the thing that I enjoy reading most, besides fantasy, is historical fiction. I've always had a fondness for history and, for me, reading books which take place in historical settings is just as magical as exploring carefully constructed secondary worlds. Much of fantasy is based on history, in some way or another.... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepy Hollow

When I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the new Sleepy Hollow television series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, but being familiar with the tale, I couldn't figure out how they'd manage to stretch that... Continue Reading →

Sword and Sorcery: ElfQuest

Most of what we focus on, here in our office located in the ninth dungeon level of the Way Too Fantasy Tower of Despair, are books. Sometimes, we'll talk about movies. And I believe we discussed Sandman and Preacher once upon a time. But today I'm going to cover comics. Specifically, fantasy comics. Extraspecifically, ElfQuest,... Continue Reading →

Karavansara

I've spent this morning reading a new (to me) blog called Karavansara. Written by a 'freelance paleontologist' and fantasy pulp author in Italy, he covers pulp, fantasy, sword and sorcery, and writing. Mi piace questo blog... benvenuti a Way Too Fantasy, Davide... (I apologise for my crappy Italian... I left Italy in 2003 and regretfully... Continue Reading →

Swords? Sorcery? Heroes? Dungeons? Dragons? Sign me up.

Creeping into the deepest darkest basement of the old neglected shop, Seejay the Valiant kept his eyes on the target ahead of him. For years, he had heard of the legendary tomes and treasuries of ancient knowledge, but he had never before dreamed of being in the same room as them (let alone having a... Continue Reading →

Series Review: The Booth at the End

This weekend I was looking for something to watch and someone suggested I watch The Booth at the End. I was somewhat skeptical at the description he gave me:  'it's about this guy that grants wishes and people have to do tasks but it all takes place in a diner'. Intrigued by the 'granting wishes'... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The World’s End

I finally managed to get around to seeing The World's End last week after coming home from my massive road trip of massiveness. The World's End is about Gary King, played wonderfully by Simon Pegg, who is perhaps more than a little broken and living in the past. In an attempt to top the best... Continue Reading →

Timecrimes

I'm going back to the list I published some time back of non-USAnian science fiction films for this article. One of the films on there that I'd heard of but never quite gotten around to seeing was the Spanish film Timecrimes. And there really was no excuse for it... I have a bit of a... Continue Reading →

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