Category Archives: speculative fiction

Fantasy: Why is the genre so popular? by Rowena Cory Daniells

Since the Peter Jackson film of the same name, it would be safe to say that most people have heard of The Lord of the Rings, most people have a grasp of the fantasy genre. While the popularity of Tolkien’s … Continue reading

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John Birmingham – Author Interview

Your novel Without Warning is about what happens when an area of North America, mostly the United States, is wiped out by an energy wave. What is the key to making a high concept idea like this work well? The … Continue reading

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