Tag Archives: Fantasy

2014: The Year of Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Looking back at 2014, you can sum it up in one word: diversity. The world of science fiction and fantasy saw diversity not only in the voices that found success, definitively turning the page on 2013’s chainmail binkinigate, but also in the means of production. While the metaphysical themes so vital to SF continued their conquest of the mainstream, it ...

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George Lucas “Strange Magic” trades Sci-fi for Fantasy (Video)

George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in ‘Strange Magic’ musical trailer Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero’s journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015. CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE FULL ARTICLE FROM CNET Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of ...

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Magic by Jamie Schultz – Fantasy Book Critic

Magic by Jamie Schultz – Fantasy Book Critic http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/ Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0700 Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence books are an incredible example of magic that is basically structured as a rigidly-ordered legal system, resulting in it providing the technological foundation for entire societies, and it works … Read more …   Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. ...

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Tribute by Ellen Renner review – spellbinding YA fantasy

In a richly imagined world ruled by a magical elite, teenage heroine Zara searches for a hidden truth that will blow her privileged society apart Two things make or break a fantasy novel: the magic and the world. In both these respects, Ellen Renner’s Tribute shares something with Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea books, stories that gave us an original conception ...

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Bring Smaug To Life

A new behind-the-scenes video from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has arrived online, showing what exactly Cumberbatch went through in order to become the menacing dragon mentioned in the title. He appears only toward the end of “Desolation of Smaug,” but the scenes between Bilbo Baggins and the slumbering, snarling, scaly sky-serpent are among the most memorable not just ...

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