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Fantasy Roundtable: People of Color in Fantasy Literature (part 3)

Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, and Yay Kwanzaa dear readers. The final installment of our Fantasy Roundtable — featuring book, author, and story recommendations — comes just in time for the post-holiday return-those-awful-gifts-for-something-you-actually-want days. If you’ve ever wanted a shortlist of must-read books by and about People of Color (besides the one for the Carl […]

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Merry Christmas . . .

and to all a good night!

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Excerpt from The Traitor by Michael Cisco

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT! Here’s a sneak peek at The Traitor, by Michael Cisco. THE TRAITOR: CHAPTER ONE I rise from my pallet like a sleepwalker and cross the cell to the table, where I am writing this. I lay there all night in a trance, my eyes open, my body completely stiff, as if I were […]

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Fantasy Roundtable: People of Color in Fantasy Literature (part 2)

In Part 2 of our roundtable on Fantasy and People of Color the panel goes deeper into the problems of PoC in literature and how some authors subvert the very elements we find problematic into amazing fiction. We also discuss how the nature of fantasy might hinder authors from including characters of color and why […]

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Recommended Fantasy Reads from 2007

A year-end list of some personal favorites (and possibles I didn’t read), but let’s hear your suggestions in the comments section! NOVELS (alphabetically by author) Acacia by David Anthony Durham (Doubleday): A book I haven’t reviewed because I didn’t feel I could do it justice. A truly epic fantasy — or rather the beginning of […]

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Fantasy Roundtable: People of Color in Fantasy Literature (part 1)

Recently, I convened a roundtable of writers, readers and editors to talk about the state of People of Color–both as authors and as characters–in fantasy literature. The conversation was so excellent and covered so much ground that I wanted to print it in its entirety (plus, I couldn’t leave off the lengthy list of recommended […]

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In A Teapot: All the Important Awards

One of the recipients of the 2007 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards was beloved writer Diana Wynne Jones. Her acceptance speech, read by Firebird editor Sharyn November, was moving and awesome and I immediately wanted to post it everywhere on the Internet. Lucky for those who could not attend, Ms. Jones published the speech on […]

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Retro-future Naturalist Jeremiah Tolbert

Clockpunk.com, the home of Dr. Julius T. Roundbottom, is an alternate universe blog of a naturalist and “photonic capture” expert written by Jeremiah Tolbert. The web-based fiction project combines photography, Photoshop, and flash fiction into a fun and ever-evolving Steampunk narrative. I asked Jeremiah to give me a little peek behind the scenes of Dr. […]

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Subscriber update

The last print edition of Fantasy Magazine, issue #7, will be going out to subscribers soon. Here’s what our subscribers who are already paid up beyond issue #7 can expect thereafter, in addition to finding future Fantasy Magazine content online for free: By default, your subscription will be converted on a remaining issue-by-issue basis to […]

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Excerpt from The Spider’s Bride by Debbie Gallagher

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT! Here’s a sneak peek at The Spider’s Bride, by Debbie Gallagher. THE SPIDER’S BRIDE: CHAPTER ONE Last night the doorbell rang. It was very late, far past midnight, and I walked down and opened the door to see a finger on the front step. I bent down for a closer look. It was […]