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The Bellowing Ogre

Roaming the Borderlands of Fantasy

April 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

The Fettered Imagination of Fantastika

November 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

“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 [...]

Why I Needed Weirdness

October 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

“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 [...]

The SFnal Comforts of Being an Apocalypst

July 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

“Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the [...]

The Book is a Fantastical Thing

June 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

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) [...]

The Event of Fantastika

April 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

“[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.” – [...]
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