Paranormal

Kelley Armstrong’s Top Rules for Writing Supernatural Couples


Otherworld author Kelley Armstrong shares her rules for compelling romance on the page.

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Mad Science: Victorian Technology for Speaking With the Dead


Collectors Weekly associate editor Lisa Hix has written a great article about a rather spooky time in the history of science when it was thought that technology would give us the means to speak with dead.
It’s a too-weird-to-be-true tale of “mesmerism” -
Spiritualism, simply defined as the belief that souls continue to exist after death and [...]

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Anne Rice’s ‘Prince Lestat’: The Blood is the Life


Anne Rice’s ‘Prince Lestat’: The Blood is the Life

Anne Rice returns to the Vampire Chronicles with Prince Lestat, an unexpected and very pleasant surprise for her fans.
Some of her readers were understandably disappointed when the author announced that she was done with the series, but with a dozen Vampire Chronicles books (including two “New Tales” books) no one could blame her for wanting [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Throwback Thursday: George R. R. Martin


George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin
Lunacon 1974

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Star Wars

Classic Star Wars Games ‘X-Wing Pilot’ and ‘TIE Fighter Pilot’ Released Again!


Sometimes it’s really good to be wrong about something. Back in 2010 I wrote a piece titled Star Wars: TIE Fighter, the Best Game You’ll Never Play Again:
No mere anonymous Stormtrooper, your pilot served an important role in preserving order in a lawless universe. In suggesting a pay-off to be gained for the [...]

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Magic Swords! King Arthur, Aragorn, and Joan of Arc


Magic Swords! King Arthur, Aragorn, and Joan of Arc

The magical or legendary sword is a common motif in myths, legends, and fiction. Regardless of the way that it is acquired – be it found, gifted, won, or stolen – coming into the possession of a magical sword is a portentous event and almost always the beginning of the hero’s ascension into the mythic.
The [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Video: George R. R. Martin vs. Amy Poehler THRONES Trivia


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Anime Preview Fall 2014


After a glorious Summer season of anime, it’s hard for Fall to feel anything more than lackluster. But worry not, fellow internet wayfarer, there are still a handful of promising anime to check out this season—including new seasons of Psycho-Pass and Yowamushi Pedal, plus a new adaptation of Fate/stay night. Welcome to Anime Preview, where I’ll bring you a taste of the shows airing in Japan each season. Music, adventure, and horribly disfiguring parasites after the jump!

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