Hot Links: A Weekly Round-Up of SFF Articles and Fiction

I ain’t talking about sausages. It’s been a long, hot month, with more life-sapping heat to come. Today, think about staying inside and reading the SFF articles and fiction that caught my eye this week. There’s not much fiction in the bunch because I’m playing catch-up, but Sofia Samatar does have a piece, titled “Tender“,…

Here (Not) Be Dragons: Mirror Empire and the Search for Imaginative Fantasy

A Quick History When I say Fantasy Novel, you say– You probably sighed and said “Swords”. Or “Castles”. Or “Wizards”. Or “Dragons” or “Eternal Evil” or “Destiny”. And you’re not wrong. Many of the works that are considered canon for the Fantasy genre feature these elements because of the genre’s roots in supernaturally embellished tales of old: …Homer’s…

New Comics: DayBlack

Two months ago, I wrote this post. For the most part, I’ve pretty much stuck to the decision that I made then. I haven’t bought a comic from Marvel or from DC since. At the end of the post, I promised to check out comics that are off the beaten path, comics that are made…

UPDATE – A Literary Trick

  This post is about my story in Long Hidden, so I’ll begin it with a plug: Long Hidden is out and available for purchase. You can get it on Amazon in paperback, for Kindle, and for Nook. Please, please take a moment to support this amazing anthology and these amazing works of fiction. I’m sure we’ve…