Tag Archives: fantasy

The Lord of the Rings: Thoughts on Book 1

I’m reading The Lord of the Rings for the first time since I was a child and I’m writing blog posts about the book when I feel like it. Last night I finished the first book of The Lord of the Rings (meaning … Continue reading

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Vorpalizer on fantasy film and worldbuilding

The great temptation, the fatal temptation, of adult fans of fantastic fiction is the temptation of Law. We want the contents of our imagination taxonomied and classified, ordered and indexed, subject to rules and regulations. Gaps exist to be filled. … Continue reading

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A Charles Vess Art

An untitled Charles Vess drawing/painting/art from Heavy Metal #12

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Editor’s Note to Heavy Metal v1 #8

In our local bookstore and yours, too, in the section where the self-help books were (replacing the women’s liberation books, which in turn had replaced the American Indian volumes after the Black Studies tomes), we now find shelves of science … Continue reading

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Video Games and Parochialism

John H. Stevens has an article over at SF Signal titled “De-Parochializing SF Criticism: Is It Really Necessary? Or Even Possible?” The article is part of a larger column that he does weekly (?) about science fiction/fantasy and how those … Continue reading

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On Fantasy

I’m a fairly regular reader of Carnal Nation in that I’m aware of new and exciting articles that are posted there, and today I noticed an article that I have things to say about. The article posits that there are … Continue reading

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