Blackwing by Ed McDonald
 

Blackwing

Review

 
Worlds Within Worlds – Part Three: Old Grey Beards
 

Worlds Within Worlds

Part Three: Old Grey Beards

 
Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
 

Games Wizards Play

Review

 

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Fantasy-Faction World Tour of Wonderment: The Philippines – Part Two

Fantasy-Faction World Tour of Wonderment: The Philippines – Part Two 

Welcome to part two of the Fantasy Faction World Tour of Wonderment: The Philippines! If you missed part one, you can read it here. In this installment, we will look at Filipino authors in speculative fiction, both in traditional literature and comics.   The Philippine Komiks Scene There are many talented Filipinos working for the […]

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Fantasy-Faction World Tour of Wonderment: The Philippines – Part One

Fantasy-Faction World Tour of Wonderment: The Philippines – Part One 

Welcome back to the Fantasy-Faction World Tour of Wonderment! This is where we shine the spotlight on different parts of the world and their unique contributions to and traditions of the fantastic. It’s been a while (October 2011) and I’m not your regular guide (that’d be Paul), but when Paul brought up the possibility of […]

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Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod

Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod
4

There’s something fascinating about Kung Fu. Wuxia is an ancient genre of Chinese literature, centered around martial arts in general and Kung Fu in particular. It has been so co-opted by popular culture and many of its tropes are as well known to the mainstream as those of Westerns and High Fantasy. The tropes and […]

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Writing the Other by Cynthia Ward and Nisi Shawl

Writing the Other by Cynthia Ward and Nisi Shawl
5

I’m a Filipino, and a geek, but I’m not used to feeling like an Other, like I’m not a part of the mainstream. I live in the Philippines, so I am, in fact, part of the majority. And my geekish pursuits tend toward reading books, watching anime, and playing video games, all of which are […]

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Horn by Peter M. Ball

Horn by Peter M. Ball
3.5

Unicorns. They’re a staple of the fantasy genre, and while there are many works that treat the unicorn with respect, they are also regularly dismissed in popular culture as being representative of the flighty, whimsical, and escapist character that, in the eyes of opponents of the genre, make it possible to take fantasy seriously. Or, […]

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Child of Fire by Harry Connolly

Child of Fire by Harry Connolly
5

Child of Fire is the first novel in Harry Connolly’s Twenty Palaces urban fantasy–well, perhaps urban horror would be a more appropriate term–series (three books long so far), featuring ex-convict Ray Lilly and the precarious situations he finds himself in due to his association with the Twenty Palaces Society. The Society is a group of […]

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