Category Archives: fantasy

In Celebration of The Hobbit #3

by Brenda W. Clough  The third and final Hobbit movie is out today! Holiday pressures force me to postpone seeing the movie for a while — when I do I will post a review. But to celebrate, I give you … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff The magic of Polia is broken, the delicate connection between its male and female elements, sundered. Blame for this and other calamities both natural and political has long been laid at the feet … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From “A Mere Scutcheon” in Conscientious Inconsistencies by Nancy Jane Moore

Conscientious Inconsistencies

A Mere Scutcheon from the collection Conscientious Inconsistencies by Nancy Jane Moore “Our credit should still be good at the Café Maudite,” Asamir said, leaning toward the mirror to rearrange her blonde curls for the third time. Anna d’Gart waited—with … Continue reading

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Miracles and Visions: Kokopelli and the Virgin by Pati Nagle

Pati Nagle offers a new story set in her homeland of New Mexico. Rosa Marquez and Sean Carpenter have two things in common: they’re both native New Mexicans, and they’re both seeing visions. Rosa encounters the mythical flute-playing hunchback Kokopelli … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: “Fantasy and Science Fiction in the Modern Age” from Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford

Speculative Journeys

Fantasy and Science Fiction in the Modern Age from Speculative Journeys a collection of short SF and contemporary fantasy by Irene Radford October is the month of season changes, of chilly nights and increasing rains. The nights grow longer and … Continue reading

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Writing to the Music

Ah, the music. The music that fuels the fugue state when I’m writing. Never has music been more important to my writing process than now, because music is a magical gift, a power and a weapon. So of course, I … Continue reading

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Living (in) a Fantasy Novel

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This past week I set up a crowdfunding campaign for a new project: a series of very short novels (or novellas) about horses (of course), magic (because I write quite a bit of fantasy), and Tucson (where I live, and … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Dun Lady’s Jess by Doranna Durgin

Dun's Lady Jess

Dun Lady’s Jess Book I of the Changespell Saga by Doranna Durgin Carey looked at Arlen in surprise. “You want me to fool around with an untested spell? I’ll rely on my horses, I think.” “Did you hear nothing of … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford

Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford

Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford In Speculative Journeys, Irene Radford extends her short story collections into science fiction and contemporary fantasy with fourteen tales both old and new. Why is time-travel reserved for wealthy tourists and forbidden to historians?

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From How Like a God by Brenda Clough

How Like a God

How Like a God by Brenda Clough Rob knew that the comic books were a bad precedent to follow.  Besides, he was just a little too plump around the middle these days to wear tights with dignity.  Any public display … Continue reading

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