Tag Archives: Fantasy

A World Of Meaning

I recently sat in on some discussions about world-building. It was geared primarily toward world-building for fantasy and science fiction worlds. When you are creating a totally different world, you have to account for the culture of that alien people. … Continue reading

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Evil versus Not-Evil

A couple of years ago, for Mythcon, I wrote a paper that discussed tendencies in apocalyptic fantasy fiction (that is, fantasies that deal with ultimate conflicts of cosmic powers). The theme of the conference was “War in Heaven.” In the … Continue reading

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Storytelling Without Subtext

Recently, just for kicks, I watched the DVD set for the first season of the 1980s show Beauty and the Beast. If you are unfamiliar with it, it takes the traditional fairy tale element of a lost beauty and a … Continue reading

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Tim Powers Enthuses About The Scribbler’s Guide

Last summer I attended Mythcon 42 in Dallas, where Tim Powers was the Guest of Honor. I’d been getting to know Tim in fits and starts over the last couple of years because he is a wonderful conversationalist. He is, … Continue reading

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Loscon 2010

I’m going to be attending this years Loscon – and will be on four of the panels in the writing track (moderating two of them).  I’ll also be in the dealers room a lot, at the GLAWS booth, selling and … Continue reading

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