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Mythpunk: Nicole Kornher-Stace

Pretty much everything I write tends to be based around some tiny kernel of something that somehow manages to accrue a story around it– a line of dialogue, an image, what-have-you.

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The Ambiguity of Excellence: Kazu Kabushi’s Daisy Kutter

I liked it. Yes. How could I not? I love Kibuishi’s art, I love Daisy — she’s beautiful and spunky and wry. I love steampunk and these are some nice robots. In terms of timeline, it’s more future-set Cowboy Bebop than steampunk-retro Wild Wild West(1999), but tonewise it is very near classic westerns–only with robots.

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Worldforge #2: Scope

…good story telling requires flexibility, and scope may be one of the many aspects of your creation that changes as you go. No worries there. It’s easy to add more detail or cut away cumbersome specifics as you go.

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The DC Guy Returns…From BEYOND THE GRAVE!

Hello. Here’s your least favorite procrastinator, back with more looks at the DC side of comics. Here it comes! Action Comics #883 – By Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, and Pere Perez Action Comics is still good, but suffers slightly with the absence of Superman. Eric Trautmann comes aboard this issue as a co-writer, and brings […]

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Transformers 1: I’m with Stupid

I am stupid for Transformers.

I am not talking normal stupid here, I am talking Bush/Palin lovechild stupid. Since about the age of 4 I have been a Transformers nut. Which is normal up to a point, the point obviously being at about 10-11 years old when you stop being a Transformers nut…

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Game Roundup for December 12, 2009

This week’s links include an open call for submissions to a gaming blog anthology, a signsthat Dungeons & Dragons is becoming an acceptable pastime for young people and sad news regarding lay-offs at a major gaming company.

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What Our Reflections Say: Angela Slatter

Angela Slatter is a Brisbane, Australia, writer of speculative fiction. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies such as Jack Dann’s Dreaming Again, Tartarus Press’ Strange Tales II, Twelfth Planet Press’ 2012, Dirk Flinthart’s Canterbury 2100, and in journals such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Shimmer, On Spec, and Doorways Magazine. Her work has had Honorable Mentions in the Datlow, Link, Grant Year’s […]

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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, Honorable Mentions, Part 3

For the month of December, FM will be presenting in four segments, all the honorable mentions listed in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton, which is forthcoming in December from Prime Books.

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Open Fantasy Magazine Positions

We’re looking to fill the following positions at Fantasy Magazine: Podcast manager, and advertising manager/representatives. If interested, drop FM a line, including the position(s) you’re interested in, and why you’re qualified.

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Strange Brew edited by P. N. Elrod

Will appeal to most readers of contemporary Urban Fantasy, if mainly as snacks between the more substantial novelistic meals these writers usually produce