A little over 20 years ago, speculative fiction witnessed an explosion of media fans could watch, in movie theaters. The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter were some of the first film franchises to demonstrate that such fans have always existed and not because Star Wars was back in theaters. During the… Continue reading Why You Should Watch: These Speculative Fiction TV Shows
The Witch’s Heart: A Novel By: Genevieve Gornichec Published: February 9, 2021 Genre: Folklore, Fantasy, Mythology, Retellings Loki still came to bother her at his leisure. She was fine with that, as she enjoyed his company, though she did find him to be a little much at times. Peace and quiet were the only companions… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Witch’s Heart”
So, TIME Magazine is the latest publication to release its list of “The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time.” The magazine even went further than Forbes and known fan sites (and critics) and had a panel consisting of leading fantasy authors to form, to vote, and to finalize their “selections.” While this list is impressive with selections… Continue reading “Best of” Lists: The Greatest, the Essential and Personal Favorites
Please note the title of this post refers to books! I will write a separate list containing movies, TV shows and video games related to speculative fiction sometime in the future. And, expect that list to consist of “originals,” not just media adaptations of books. Also, these are NOT my favorite speculative fiction books of… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Books that Kept My Interest in the Genre
Video games, graphic novels and comic books and manga, and fantasy literature continue to share the same criticism from those who are neither fans nor creators: they are for children and/or they have no place in a classroom or in an academic setting. The fact that such notions continue to be made is a disconcerting… Continue reading Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?
Gods of Jade and Shadow By: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published: July 23, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Folklore, Historical Fiction, Mythology Casiopea Tun, named after a constellation, was born under the most rotten star imaginable in the firmament. She was eighteen, penniless, and had grown up in Uukumil, a drab town where mule-drawn railcars stopped twice a week… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Gods of Jade and Shadow”
Valkyrie Collection: Book One: Uncanny Collateral By: Brian McClellan Published: April 2, 2019 Genre: Urban Fantasy PLEASE NOTE: The following contains some minor spoilers. You have been warned. “My name is Alek Fitz,” I said. “I’m a reaper for Valkyrie Collateral, and I’ve come to collect your debt.”(Chapter 1). When an author diverts from their… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”
By: Jordanna Max Brodsky Published: January 29, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy Garbed once more as a man, I entered the blood-soaked iglu. I sawed at my hair so it brushed the tops of my ears as a man’s should. I wore a man’s knife in a sheath looped across my chest. I… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Wolf in the Whale”
A list of suggested books to read while we continue to wait for the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.