Leather and Lace by Magen Cubed
 

Leather and Lace

New Release Review

 
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
 

The Bone Shard Daughter

Review

 
First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
 

First, Become Ashes

ARC Review

 

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Light Boxes by Shane Jones

Light Boxes by Shane Jones
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In Shane Jones’ compact, experimental fairy tale, the month of February has lasted for hundreds of days. Winter persists, unshakeable. The skies over a small, nameless town have grown cold and one by one the children begin to disappear. All forms of flight have been banned, leading the disgruntled townsfolk to declare war upon February, […]

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Quiz: First Lines of Fantasy Subgenres

Quiz: First Lines of Fantasy Subgenres 

After an exhaustive survey of fantasy subgenres in my past articles, I wanted to make one other comparison of the categories, arranged as a type of quiz. This fun activity was to satisfy my own curiosity. I wondered if fantasy subgenres were recognizable by their first lines. Below is a matching exercise. Here’s how it […]

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The Shadowy Realistic Types of Fantasy: Magical Realism, Mythic Fiction, and Mythpunk

The Shadowy Realistic Types of Fantasy: Magical Realism, Mythic Fiction, and Mythpunk 

In my survey of fantasy subgenres, I’ve saved a comparison of perhaps the most elusive until the end of my series. These three purposely walk the line between reality and fantasy, playing with readers’ minds as part of their appeal. Some term these categories literary rather than genre fiction. I consider them fantasy, and they […]

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