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This is getting weird: Critics on horror, science fiction and fantasy
16 Aug
7:51

This is getting weird: Critics on horror, science fiction and fantasy

by Michael Dirda August 15 at 9:00 AM Email the author Fantasy, horror and science fiction are porous genres, allowing for, and even encouraging, cross-fertilization. H.G. Wells’s “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” for instance, could be classified under any of these three rubrics. To circumvent so much categorical fuzziness, John…

‘Harry Potter’ Readers Make Better Romantic Partners, Study Finds
15 Aug
9:32

‘Harry Potter’ Readers Make Better Romantic Partners, Study Finds

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook  | Twitter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Expecto Patronum! A recent study finds that people who read “Harry Potter” and other science fiction and fantasy books make better romantic partners. Pacific Standard reports researchers found that readers of science fiction and fantasy had more positive and romantic beliefs. Doctors…

Harry Potter Fans Make BETTER Partners, So Go Find Yourself A Potterhead
15 Aug
11:21

Harry Potter Fans Make BETTER Partners, So Go Find Yourself A Potterhead

Harry Potter holds a very special place in our heart and it turns out it could help you hold a special place in someone else’s, too! According to new research, if your bae loves Harry Potter then they’re the partner to choose! Skip the queue and sign up for RNB…

How this workshop creates some of the world’s top sci-fi and fantasy writers, inside a Seattle house
15 Aug
1:06

How this workshop creates some of the world’s top sci-fi and fantasy writers, inside a Seattle house

Clarion West 2018 class with instructor Karen Lord in center. (Clarion West Photo / M. Huw Evans) This and every summer around the first of August, 18 students leave a house in Seattle’s University District, after an intense six weeks in a crucible of creativity. Graduates over the past three…

Bookmarks: ‘Live Wire Radio’ host’s memoir, a fiction-fashion hybrid, science fiction kudos
14 Aug
2:52

Bookmarks: ‘Live Wire Radio’ host’s memoir, a fiction-fashion hybrid, science fiction kudos

Notes from The Oregonian/OregonLive’s books desk. Courtenay Hameister: The former host and head writer of the Portland-based “Live Wire Radio” show has published a memoir, of sorts. “Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things” (Little, Brown and Company,…

Books: Fantasy author Naomi Novik on dragons, fairytales and fans taking over her stories
14 Aug
4:32

Books: Fantasy author Naomi Novik on dragons, fairytales and fans taking over her stories

Best-selling fantasy novelist Naomi Novik started out writing fanfiction – stories based on the characters of existing works. Now, others write fanfiction about her books – though she says she reads none of it. “What I love about fanfiction is that it is a peer community where all of you…

Writers group gathering to focus on sci-fi and fantasy
13 Aug
6:12

Writers group gathering to focus on sci-fi and fantasy

The writers group, A Novel Idea, is focusing on science fiction and fantasy at its meeting 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at East Main Cafe, 210 E. Main St. in Canton. “We’ll have books on the rising sea level, vampires, werewolves, witches, and wizards rule the world, a woman who hears the…

Dozois Memorial
12 Aug
1:15

Dozois Memorial

Gardner Dozois (2017) by Liza Groen Trombi A memorial service for the late Gardner Dozois was held at the Friends Center in downtown Philadelphia on July 7, 2018, with attendees including Ginjer Buchanan, Michael Capobianca, Neil Clarke, Jack Dann, John Douglas, Ellen Datlow, Claire Eddy, Scott Edelman, Gregory Frost, Joe…

Important Toy News: LEGO Batman is now remote-controlled
11 Aug
4:44

Important Toy News: LEGO Batman is now remote-controlled

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‘Game of Thrones’ author George RR Martin to make rare Bay Area appearance
10 Aug
8:18

‘Game of Thrones’ author George RR Martin to make rare Bay Area appearance

In a rare Bay Area public appearance next week, “A Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin will field questions from an audience, which we imagine, could lead to some bitter queries such as: “Why aren’t you home working on ‘The Winds of Winter?!’” Martin, of course, has taken a…