Modern fantasy as we know it is imbued with the ancient tradition of Beowulf. J.R.R. Tolkien, a master of the genre and an inspiration to every generation since, dedicated years of his life to translating and analyzing the verses of Beowulf. His close relationship to that epic and the culture
When I started this I had a list of almost fifty different fantasy novels all written out and ready to go and why you should read them. It was difficult, but I narrowed it down to five novels of the High Fantasy variety. Here they are in no particular order
This year's Phoenix Film Festival came and went in a blur but the films showcased will not soon be forgotten. This years selection for the Sci-Fi shorts was absolutely stellar with post apocalyptic themes and dystopian futures. While a few delved into the fantasy realm and one was a charming
Chris and Matt dig deep into the upcoming Star Wars film, the past blunders of the older films and some of the improvements that can be made. They also discuss hot fantasy females, the death of Nintendo and the latest Star Trek films.
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Welcome back for another segment of Aspiring Authors! This time around, I've had the pleasure to interview Thomas Williams, author of the seven-part Adventures of Dod series, of which three have been released. The series chronicles fourteen year old Cole who finds himself transported to a fantasy world nothing like
In this sci-fi/fantasy mash-up debut, author Danie Ware sets the stage for a potentially enthralling trilogy. Ecko Rising starts us off in a dystopian London where we soon meet our very different - and very angry - "protagonist" Ecko. (The "G" is silent, we are reminded a few times.) He is a
Saga’s been the talk of the comic town since it first hit stands back in March 2012, and rightly so. Praise had been pretty much unanimous for this Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples series, with many reviews comparing it’s scope and magnanimity to epics like Star Wars and Lord
Bruce Boxleitner's Lantern City is an epic and complex story of people, rigid social classes and crossing worlds. But at its heart is a single poignant question. How far would you go for the one you love?
Max, a man based in finance and business, finds his world turned upside down
Earlier this week on the Official Hobbit video blog Peter Jackson promised us a new Hobbit trailer for Tolkien week and he has delivered!
Directed by Peter Jackson and starring Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will
Have you told someone recently that you were watching the latest episode of your favorite web series and that you think they would really enjoy it only to be greeted by a blank stare (or at best a curious one) with the immediate question "What's a web series?"
This always surprises