Robin Hobb

Tomorrow, August 29, 2013, LoneStarCon 3 will officially begin. Anticipation has spiked as thousands migrate to San Antonio, Texas, for the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). Fans, authors, artists, actors, vendors, filmmakers, cosplayers, and perhaps even a few ghosts will collect together next to the world-famous River Walk to swap smiles, stories, and insight.
Walking the River at LoneStarCon 3

Walking the River at LoneStarCon 3

LoneStarCon 3 promises to be one of the truly landmark events in the history of science fiction. Something so magnificent owes a great debt to San Antonio Fandom Read More »

Interview: Sunila Sen Gupta, Dragon Lady

Interview: Sunila Sen Gupta, Dragon Lady

Hello! My name is Sunila Sen Gupta, I'm a 45 year old biologist turned illustrator and graphic designer in training, based in Switzerland. I am self-taught in illustration and have been working professionally for ten years now. Read More »

Dragon

Dragon

Smaug the Golden: Conversation with Smaug, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Nothing spells “Fantasy” as clearly as the image of a dragon does. And isn’t it strange that every one of us will have a fairly good idea of what a dragon looks like, e... Read More »

Introduction to SFF – 3 – Dark they Were, and Golden Eyed

Introduction to SFF – 3 – Dark they Were, and Golden Eyed

Fantasms and Magics, Jack Vance I’d been introduced to the idea of owning my own books pretty young, but as a child in Vienna, I didn’t have much money to buy them – English books were expensive, and I was pretty cheap. But when we... Read More »

Top Secret

Crossroads: I Spy, with My Little Eye…Espionage in Speculative Fiction

Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a “blogging vacation”, and I very much missed you and our ongoing genre mash-up conversation while I was gone. Now that I’m back, this month we’ll be looking at the ... Read More »

The Galapagos Frontier Thesis

The Galapagos Frontier Thesis

The formative American experience was the conquest of the western frontier. Would science fiction and fantasy exist without the frontier model? What does Japan's parallel conquest of Hokkaido tell us about the legacy of colonial expansion? Read More »