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The Bellowing Ogre

Roaming the Borderlands of Fantasy

Not long ago there was an acrimonious discussion online of what constituted “being a fan” of Science Fiction that focused in great measure on what one did or did [Read more]

April 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Fettered Imagination of Fantastika

“If there is one single message we should take from science fiction, it is that the imagination has an unspeakably important role to play in solving the problems of our [Read more]

November 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

Why I Needed Weirdness

“Fiction helps me to reconnect with the true, deep weirdness inherent in everyday reality, in our dealings with one another, in just being alive.” - Karen Russell [Read more]

October 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The Book is a Fantastical Thing

I’ve been reading a lot about reading recently, and it struck me the other day that a lot of the scientific research on the topic (at least, what I have read so far) [Read more]

June 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Event of Fantastika

“[R]eading is as much a strategic enterprise as the work itself. To read, then,  is to engage in one set of strategies in order to decipher another set.” – [Read more]

April 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

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