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Dissecting The Dark Descent: Stephen King’s “The Reach,” and Why Reading...

In 1987, editor David G. Hartwell embarked on a massive undertaking. Through conversations, panels, and a variety of correspondence, he came to realize the horror genre was at something of a turning...

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Transformative Disruption: Molly Tanzer’s “Go, Go, Go, Said the Byakee”

Welcome back to Reading the Weird, in which we get girl cooties all over weird fiction, cosmic horror, and Lovecraftiana—from its historical roots through its most recent branches. This week, we cover...

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Making Science Fiction Respectable: Tiger by the Tail by Alan E. Nourse

In this bi-weekly series reviewing classic science fiction and fantasy books, Alan Brown looks at the front lines and frontiers of the field; books about soldiers and spacers, scientists and engineers,...

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“Evening Primrose” by John Collier: Cheerful Cruelty, Capitalism, and Cowardice

Welcome back to Dissecting The Dark Descent, where we lovingly delve into the guts of David Hartwell’s seminal 1987 anthology story by story, and in the process, explore the underpinnings of a genre we...

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No Mask: E. Catherine Tobler’s “She Will Be Raised a Queen”

Welcome back to Reading the Weird, in which we get girl cooties all over weird fiction, cosmic horror, and Lovecraftiana—from its historical roots through its most recent branches. This week, we cover...

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Welcome to the Elantris Reread: Prologue Through Chapter Two

Lyn: Hello, Cosmere Chickens, and welcome to a brand-spankin’ new reread featuring your resident Sanderson rereaders! This time around we’re diving into Brandon’s very first (published) novel,...

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Terry Pratchett Book Club: The Wee Free Men, Part II

You can dress however you like to do the job, but you really should have a good pair of trompy old boots. Summary Once in the Queen’s kingdom, the Feegle explain that this is Fairyland to Tiffany. More...

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A Science Fiction Writer in Space: Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke

In this bi-weekly series reviewing classic science fiction and fantasy books, Alan Brown looks at the front lines and frontiers of the field; books about soldiers and spacers, scientists and engineers,...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Three and Four

Lyn: Hello again, most lovely-some and glorious of Cosmere chickens! Oh… I’m sorry, the ren faire is leaking again. ::ahem:: Let me try that again! Greetings, Cosmere chickens, and welcome to another...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Five and Six

Good day, Cosmere Chickens, and welcome to another exciting installment of the Elantris Reread! Well… maybe not that exciting. Admittedly, not a lot happens in these chapters—but we do learn a lot...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Seven and Eight

Greetings, Cosmere Chickens, and welcome back to Elantris! Don’t mind the slime, there’s plenty of wonderful things to do here. Uh. Right? Surely there must be… Oh. Hold on a moment, I’m getting a...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Nine and Ten

Good day, Cosmere Chickens, and welcome back to Elantris. No, that’s not a flickering light bulb you see beside you, it’s just another mindless seon. Give it a sympathetic pat and move along before the...

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Elantris Reread: Chapter Eleven

Lyn: Goodliest of Cosmere Chickens, prepare thy dining implements and spread thy napkins over thy laps, for we are about to attend a dinner of a court of nobles! Well… a treasonous dinner, to be sure....

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Twelve and Thirteen

Paige: Happy Thursday, Cosmere Chickens! Hope you’re ready for some pulpit pounding and then a silent incursion into Iadon’s palace. Today we not only see Hrathen envying Dilaf’s passion, but we see...

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Elantris Reread: Chapter Fourteen

Strap on your dancing shoes, oh Cosmere Chickens, because this week we’ve been invited to a fancy ball! (Sorry to disappoint; Mr. Darcy won’t be there.) But Sarene and her new “date” Shuden are ready...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen

Happy Thursday, Cosmere chickens! In this episode of the Elantris Reread, we find Hrathen atop the Elantris city wall, contemplating his demonization of the poor Elantrians, before a secret meeting...

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Elantris Reread: Chapter Seventeen

Greetings, Cosmere Chickens! Are you ready for some SWORD FIGHTING? (I’m always ready for some sword fighting, personally.) This week is a Sarene chapter, and boy oh boy is it chock-full of meaty stuff...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Eighteen and Nineteen

This week we’ll be digging into some disturbing stuff, my Cosmere Chickens. Gird your loins and prepare yourselves for this one, because Hrathen’s up to no good and Dilaf’s up to worse, and things...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Twenty and Twenty-One

Greetings and salutations, Cosmere Chickens! Our apologies for missing last week; the opening three-day weekend of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire did a number on Lyn, and Paige was having computer...

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Elantris Reread: Chapters Twenty-Two and Twenty-Three

Happy Elantris Reread Day, Cosmere Chickens! Did you miss us? We’re back with Raoden and Sarene chapters, and they finally meet! We’ve been waiting for this for a while, so watch out for the much...

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