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Our editor’s perspectives on the craft of writing fantasy fiction and the market for it.

Yul Brynner’s Black Hat Considering good vs. evil in fantasy fiction

Bad guys and black hats are, in the classic American Western film, almost synonymous.

Even if you haven’t seen many Westerns, you’ve probably absorbed this knowledge via cultural osmosis—I certainly had.

Yul Brynner Yul Brynner in his black hat

Fortunately, the first Western I was privileged to watch was The Magnificent Seven (if a cowboy movie based on a Japanese film inspired by the mythology of the American […]

By | 2018-05-03T20:57:51+00:00 |Fantasy, SR, The Writer’s Craft|Comments Off on Yul Brynner’s Black Hat Considering good vs. evil in fantasy fiction

A Guide to Sub-Genres in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Sub-genres of any kind can be difficult to nail down, but in the genres of fantasy and science fiction it’s not easy to even get them to hold still. The principle reason for this is that these two genres are often collectively called “speculative fiction” because they deal with the question “What if . . . ?” This leads not only to genre hybrids such as science fantasy, but to sub-genres that may be applied to either fantasy or science fiction, […]

By | 2018-05-03T21:02:50+00:00 |Fantasy, Genre, Getting Published, Sci-Fi|Comments Off on A Guide to Sub-Genres in Fantasy and Science Fiction