We’re living in an exciting era for fantasy literature, with a lot of really interesting approaches to magical worldbuilding. But I’ve still never read anything quite like Kai Ashante Wilson’s novella Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, which was part the first batch of Tor.com’s new line of short novels recently. [Full…
Ed Emshwiller was one of the all-time great cover artists of science fiction and fantasy. And over at Geeky Nerf Herder, there's an absolutely eye-popping collection of his book and magazine cover art. Including a surprisingly large number of "Santa Claus in space" images.
Science fiction and fantasy readers are constantly questing for new realms and new ideas — but sometimes, some of our greatest authors and creators get left by the wayside as a result. Which classic author (living or dead) do you think deserves a new appreciation?
Fantasy novels don't arise by magic. An aspiring fantasy author has to learn the craft, but also discover the roots of fantasy literature, as well as history and mythology. The more you've read, the more you know — and the better equipped you'll be for your journey into the lands of imagination. So we asked some of…
Jeffrey Catherine Jones was part of a group of artists who helped to redefine both book illustration and comics in the 1970s. Jones passed away yesterday at age 67, but her incredible artwork will live on.
I'll admit it: I'm obsessed with Fritz Leiber's novel Our Lady of Darkness. It's pretty much the best book I've ever read about my hometown, San Francisco - but it's also just a great work of urban fantasy that seamlessly blends sexually liberated 1970s California with ancient forces of darkness drawn from pulp…
Today's the 100th anniversary of the birth of fantasy master Fritz Leiber. Over at RPG blog Grognardia, they're discussing what made his work so special, including realistic characters and a sense of adventure. What's your favorite Leiber novel?
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel SO BORED AND ANGRY. If Fritz Leiber's 1965 Hugo winner proves anything, it's that the award isn't a stamp of guaranteed quality.
All the Change World's a stage, and one man in his part plays many times — though Fritz Leiber's The Big Time is less a time-travel tale and more Agatha Christie-style Matrix, in play form.