Book Review: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Earlier this year I read Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin and I still find myself asking just what did it all mean? Looking at other reviews, it seems to be very divisive--either people love it or hate it. I'm in the love camp, but I can't even explain why. But I'm going to try. The... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The Shattered Sigil Trilogy by Courtney Schafer

I cross-posted this review over at reddit in case anyone wants to follow the discussion there. Earlier this month I read The Shattered Sigil Trilogy by Courtney Schafer. I loved it so much, I wanted to share my thoughts on it, but had to wait a bit before doing a proper review so that I... Continue Reading →

Cross-Post: Story 1/52

Here's a new story just published by one of us. In honor of our upcoming Short Stories Webcast, I've decided to plunge back into my project of writing a story a week for at least a year. Please check it out, share it, and let me know what you think. Story 1/52

The Walking Dead: Why Do So Many Characters Irritate Me?

As I found myself re-watching The Walking Dead recently, I discovered that I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this show. And what started out as part of a facebook post has now ballooned into what you see below—not an analysis of the show but more of an attempt to organize those thoughts... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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