Tag Archives: Fantasy

CFPs: Angela Carter, Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald, Contemporary Gothic

Some more calls for papers and articles here: Ludics & Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play ‘Salman Rushdie famously called Carter a “one-off.” In this international collection of essays, we will consider that ludics and laughter contribute to … Continue reading

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The Northern YA Literary Festival: Holly Black, Samantha Shannon, Alwyn Hamilton

The Northern YA Literary Festival is hosted by the University of Central Lancashire at Preston, 24 March 2018. This looks a great event: the wonderful Holly Black (probably my favourite author in YA paranormal romance) being interviewed by Samantha Shannon … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin: Tributes and Analysis

Some more valuable links to material on the wonderful Ursula K. Le Guin who, sadly, died on Monday (22 January 2017). Tributes from her fellow writers in SF and fantasy: ‘The Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Remembers Ursula K. Le … Continue reading

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RIP Ursula K. Le Guin

Photo by Marian Wood Kolisch/University of Oregon It’s very sad to hear of the death of Ursula K. Le Guin, aged 88. For me, no other writer of SF or fantasy reaches the heights that she did. She was a … Continue reading

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Selkies and mermaids in novels and other media

Among the many fabulous creatures who cross boundaries, selkies and mermaids are particularly fascinating; the former metamorphose between seal and human, the latter are hybrid fish and human. Both exist on the margin of sea and land. Quite a few … Continue reading

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Contemporary Fiction Featuring Angels

Most of these are Paranormal Romance, and mostly Young Adult. These angels are generally Fallen and condemned to atone on Earth in some way or another. A couple are borderline–demons or djinn. Adornetto, Alexandra, Halo, Halo Series, 1 (London: Atom, … Continue reading

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YA Fiction Reading Lists: Otherness and Oddity

Some more tempting reading lists of YA fiction for you. First, from Penguin Teen, ‘10 YA Characters Who Will Mess with Your Mind‘: a list of novels with unreliable narrators or narrators who unsettle. I would add to this the … Continue reading

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CfA: The Victorian Roots of Fantasy

A Call for Articles on the Victorian roots of fantasy for the journal Fantasy Art and Studies (deadline 10 December 2017). Undoubtedly the Victorian era was a fruitful period for the emergence of imaginative fiction. Now, at a moment when … Continue reading

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Latest YA Fantasy Reading

We now and then like to supply reading lists that we have come across from various sources. These have all been placed in their own Reading Lists category so you can easily search through them. The Barnes & Noble Teen … Continue reading

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Reading Lists: Urban Fantasy, Imaginary Cities, New YA, Women in SF & Fantasy

I’ve gathered together here four reading lists of interesting writing in the literature of the fantastic. The first, which ties in nicely with OGOM’s forthcoming conference The Urban Weird, is a guide by Chelsea Mueller to the genre of urban … Continue reading

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