2013 – A Year in SFF – June’s Picks

Favorite picks from the year? We're going to go with what I've read/seen, because as the whole mom-type person my to be read and to be watched lists are forever a mile long. What was your favorite fantasy/sci-fi book you read in 2013? I've adored the Farseer Trilogy since some sort of nano related recommendation brought me... Continue Reading →

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WtF a Fantasy Podcast #23 – Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

This week on the webcast we finished up our genre review series with apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic fiction. We thought it appropriate to end the series, and the year, on that note. We spoke at length about zombie apocalypses including The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Zombieland, World War Z, and George Romero flicks. Some other things that... Continue Reading →

2013: A Year in SFF – Lisa’s Picks

It's nearing the end of 2013, and that means it's time to take a look back at some of our favorite things from the past year. What were some of your favorite Fantasy or Science Fiction works from the year? Let us know in the comments or link us to a post of your own!... Continue Reading →

The Desolation of Smaug: A Discussion of Expectations

It is not often I see a movie close enough to release to be able to review it, but there seems to be an exception to this rule when it comes to the Middle-Earth movies. I saw Fellowship of the Ring for midnight release - it was a blessing to have others to bemoan the... Continue Reading →

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #22 – Dystopian Fiction

This week on the webcast we talked about dystopias and how utopias don’t exist! Dark days, population control, and societies that have risen from the ash of war. Fun times! Some of the specific works we talked about were Brave New World, 1984, Logan’s Run, No. 6, The Hunger Games, and Battle Royale. Hope you... Continue Reading →

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #21 – Superhero Fantasy

This week we talked about superhero fantasy on the webcast. There was, of course, some talk of Superman and Batman, and a mention of the Marvel Universe films. We also discussed The Incredibles, Unbreakable, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. There were also some fun OT breakdowns. Tune in for the fun, and... Continue Reading →

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #20 – Space Opera

On this episode of the webcast we chatted about some of our favorite works in the space opera genre. We talked about Dune, Star Wars, Saga, and a few other things as well. Tune in below for the fun times! To download, right click this link and select ‘save link as’. Panelists: June Faramore Lisa... Continue Reading →

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #19 – Low Fantasy

Sorry we're behind in our posting, still recovering from November. In this broadcast we talked about Low Fantasy. We went over the differing definitions, the overlap with other genres (like grimdark/dark fantasy) and some of the specific works. A couple of the topics we talked about: George R.R. Martin, Conan, Joe Abercrombie, Gormenghast. Hope you... Continue Reading →

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