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Non-Fiction

Author Spotlight: Tina Connolly

You know, voice is usually the thing that makes a story work for me in my head so I can write it, period. Tons of half-finished stories litter my folders because I don’t know their voice.

Non-Fiction

Author Spotlight: Eliza Chan

It’s a creation tale with a twist. Firstly it’s set in rural modern Japan and secondly, rather than the moon being a heavenly body, it’s a whiny pathetic little thing.

Non-Fiction

Films of High Adventure: Dungeons & Dragons

There’s something sort of fascinating about a film that was clearly intended to be fan service that instead just manages to infuriate and bore everybody. People who played D&D, people who didn’t—everybody.

Non-Fiction

Those Inexplicable Weirdnesses: Sarah Totton

It always struck me as such a bizarre coincidence that a tiny bone in the ear that’s involved in the conduction of sound could look exactly like a stirrup (the Stapes of the title), something that was made by humans for a completely different purpose.

Non-Fiction

Author Spotlight: Tony Pi

The Song Dynasty has so much potential for great stories, and every new fact I learn about it makes me want to write more set in that time period.

Non-Fiction

One of Those Rare Stories: Matthew Johnson

The notion of the farmers dividing up the pile of wormcast was inspired by a scene in an Icelandic saga where characters divide up a beached whale, an event which was specifically mentioned in Icelandic law.

Non-Fiction

Holiday Gift Guide (For the Fantasy Fan)

The holidays can leave even the most thoughtful gift-giver feeling frazzled, but if any of your friends enjoy fantasy films, consult this guide for the finest in niche purchases!

Non-Fiction

Author Spotlight: Jay Lake and Shannon Page

Even as a raving atheist, I wanted to reframe this question as one of salvation through good works as contrasted with salvation through faith.

Non-Fiction

Films of High Adventure: Blade Runner

Philip K. Dick apparently criticized the script, although he was reportedly pleased with the finished film. Considering how good Blade Runner looks, who wouldn’t be?

Non-Fiction

Spreading the Signal

Featuring props from the actual Firefly show and Serenity movie, in-jokes and cameos from actors, authors and musicians, Browncoats: Redemption is a movie made by fans, for fans.