As the proud father of three boys ages seven and under, our household is a goldmine of improvised superhero costumes. Along with the quintessential blanket as a cape, I regularly encounter oven mitts as Hulk fists, boxes (sometimes with eyeholes, sometimes not) as helmets, and cardboard tubes over the hands to…
We never get tired of reading stories about pure-hearted underdogs rebelling against a vast, evil empire. Except when we start to suspect that the rebels are just too dumb and incompetent to let them be in charge. Here are 10 evil tyrants who are actually better rulers than the rebels trying to replace them would be.
With the runaway success of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice, even epic fantasy has toned down the sword-and-sorcery, and ramped up the gritty realism. At NYCC's "Winter is Here" panel, Brandan Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, and other authors offered their theories.