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10 Key Terms That Will Help You Appreciate Fantasy Literature

Fantasy novels and stories cast a spell on readers, with their vivid worlds and complex characters. But just like any other kind of spell, there are …

Neil Gaiman on the Writers Who Influenced and Inspired Him

Neil Gaiman is a hugely important figure for comic-book fans in their 20s and 30s. For many of us, he represented a shift from the traditional …

As You Wish! 'The Princess Bride' Is Coming To The Stage

As you wish! Beloved fairy tale turned cult rom com "The Princess Bride" is coming to the stage.<p>Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage production based on his iconic 1973 novel. Describing it only as a "new theatrical work," the announcement …

JK Rowling: I will never top Harry Potter

Author J K Rowling admits she will "never top Harry Potter", as she speaks of the "liberating" wealth it has brought her<p>Jk Rowling, the author, has admitted she will "never, ever top" the success of the Harry Potter series, as she hails the wealth it as brought her as "liberating".<p>Rowling, the …

The 100 best novels: No 8 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)

The summer of 1816 was a washout. After the cataclysmic April 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa, part of what is now Indonesia, the world's weather turned cold, wet and miserable. In a holiday villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, a young English poet and his lover, the guests …

Terry Pratchett's 10 best Discworld characters

In a distant and secondhand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly…” <b>Terry Pratchett</b> began his Discworld sequence with The Colour of Magic in 1983; it's extraordinary that a series which began as a mickey-taking parody of medieval-fantasy cliché blossomed, over 40 books, …

The Hunger Games Catching Fire International Trailer

Watch the new international trailer of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th …

Gene Wolfe: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Did you know Gene Wolfe, who turns 85 years old today, invented Pringles? Well, okay, okay, that is a smidge hyperbolic, but he did develop the …

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