First of all, I want to make some VERY clear: I am NOT interested in consuming any format of A.I. art. As an individual who took art, music, and dance classes growing up, and as an individual who has spent years learning and working on their writing, I am disgusted that there are some people… Continue reading The Emergence of AI & the New Fight for Art and Artists
Speculative Fiction Narratives with Expansive Worlds & Histories: Part 1
This is a topic I've been thinking about for some time. I figured with life stressing me out to the point where I'm worried about getting burned out, I might as well get some of these thoughts about the speculative fiction genre out of my mind. One of the aspects about speculative fiction which lure… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Narratives with Expansive Worlds & Histories: Part 1
In Defense of Brandon Sanderson and the Fantasy Literary Genre
For those of you who don’t know this about me, you should know for the context of this essay that I’m a former English Language Arts teacher and an Adjunct Professor in Writing Comprehension. Now, I work as a librarian and I continue to use my knowledge of the English language to write my essays,… Continue reading In Defense of Brandon Sanderson and the Fantasy Literary Genre
SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
It's time foe the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards for 2023! I was asked to be a judge again; and, this year will be the 3rd year I've participated in this speculative awards with other bookbloggers. I’m very excited about this year’s awards and nominees! This year, there are fewer categories (compared to the extra… Continue reading SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
Why You Need to Read: “Giving the Devil His Due”
Giving the Devil His Due: A Charity Anthology by The Pixel Project Edited by: Rebecca Brewer Published: May 25, 2022 Genre: Short Stories, Horror, Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Thriller It’s time to stop violence against women. Together. –Regina Yau, Founder and President, The Pixel Project. Stories exist for multiple reasons, from sharing knowledge to providing a form… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Giving the Devil His Due”
An Analysis of the Genre: Grimdark, Horror & Dark Fantasy
NOTE: This post is a rewrite of an assignment I wrote for a graduate school course. If you would like to read the original essay, then click here. Also, this is written in APA Format. Speculative fiction is the general term used when describing books which fall under the genres of fantasy, science fiction and horror,… Continue reading An Analysis of the Genre: Grimdark, Horror & Dark Fantasy
Bookblogger Appreciation Week: Thank You
This past week was Bookblogger Appreciation Week; and, while I participated in this recognition event, I did not know such a thing existed! Not to mention, I did NOT realize how many people read my reviews and my essays on my blog, and my other content (S.F.W.A., podcasts & Fantasy-Faction) elsewhere. We all went through… Continue reading Bookblogger Appreciation Week: Thank You