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Zombie Hombre (fantasy amor)

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Trump meeting with Putin is the right thing for America

The Fake Rage is real. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote …

Donald Trump

Epic Fantasy ‘Asura’ Pulled from Chinese Theatres After Disastrous 3-Day Opening

Alibaba-backed $113 million VFX spectacle becomes one of China’s biggest movie flops of all time.

Animation

Backstory: 2000 Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Alexandria

Want to read some fantasy fiction inspired by Alexandria’s founder? David Gemmell’s <i>Lion of Macedon</i> focuses on a lowly Spartan boy fated to become a …

Ancient History

DAW Books Opens Its Doors to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers — No agent needed

DAW Books Opens Its Doors to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers — No agent needed<p>DAW Books, a division of Penguin/Random House, is the oldest publishing …

Science Fiction

Best kids books: The funny, moral and inspiring new tales for children

Creating children’s books is notoriously hard. Young readers are perceptive yet impressionable, not to mention often easily distracted.<p>To create …

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Designer James Ohlen confirms he has left BioWare

Game designer James Ohlen, responsible for some of developer BioWare's most memorable titles, has announced he has left the Canadian developer in …

BioWare

Inside Tolkien’s Notebooks, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Letter to Trump, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

How to Plan a Family Trip to Ireland

Put the kids to work!<p>After inhaling <i>The Land of Stories,</i> Chris Colfer’s children’s series about twins who slip into a fairyland where Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom and Mother Goose is a babysitter, my 12-year-old daughter Brette made a request: Could Ireland top the list for our annual summer …

Ireland

Netflix announces The Dragon Prince animated series

Netflix announces new animated series <i>The Dragon Prince</i> by <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i> writer Aaron Ehasz.<p>Netflix announced on twitter its latest in a …

Netflix

Spinning Silver Turns Age-Old Tales Into Gold

Three years after her last novel left fairy tale conventions, well, <i>Uprooted</i>, Naomi Novik returns with a spiritual successor, <i>Spinning Silver,</i> another …

Books

The Best Non-Touristy Experiences in Bahrain

Bahrain’s rich cultural fabric makes it a great destination to visit and explore. You can enjoy a wide range of touristy activities, from diving in …

Fantasy Fiction

All Day I Dream About...This Hoodie

THE EDITOR Senior editor Estelle Tang<p>THE LOVE Adidas Trefoil hoodie, $70<p>SHOP NOW<p>Put "She loved Adidas" on my gravestone. I might not be a sports person, but it's no secret the sportswear behemoth owns my heart and my closet; from sleepytime to work hours, those three stripes decorate my body on an …

Fashion

The near-end of the bookstore era in south Orange County

After 18 years of business, the independent bookstore will close their doors on July 20. (Andrea Clemett/Lariat)<p>Paperback books replaced by …

Books

Ghost Light

Overview<p>Ghost Light by E.J. Stevens<p>Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she'd seen it all...until now.<p>With a vengeful lamia that only she can see …

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10 Agents Looking for Science Fiction — NOW

10 Agents Looking for Science Fiction — NOW<p>Here are ten literary agents seeking science fiction. All are from established literary agencies. Make …

Writing

Paternus: Rise of the Gods by Dyrk Ashton

American Gods meets Clash of the Titans. When Sigil Independent offered me free books to review, I felt like a kid going out on Halloween. Offered a …

Fantasy Fiction

S.1 E.5. The Ancient Inspiration Behind Fantasy & Science Fiction with Jill Scott

Science Fiction

"The Rigged Witch Hunt" Starring Donald Trump: A New Un-Reality Show That's Only FOX News

Beginning in 2004, and continuing for the next decade, Donald Trump was the host of a television reality game show known as <i>"The Apprentice."</i> His …

Donald Trump

Boom! Studios Unveils New Comics Ahead of Comic-Con

Four new projects are unveiled by the L.A.-based independent publisher.<p>In the run-up to San Diego Comic-Con, Boom! Studios has spent the week (<i>sans</i> …

Comics

4 Authors Share Their Best Tips for Writing Fantasy & Science-Fiction

<b>In advance of our 4th Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Virtual Conference, four of the participating presenters share their best quick tips for</b> …

Science Fiction

Frostbite

Overview<p>Frostbite by E.J. Stevens<p>This prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban …

Red Carpet

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Gubbinal<p>— by Lavie Tidhar, read by Kate Baker —<p>Our first podcast for July is “Gubbinal” written by Lavie Tidhar and read by Kate Baker.<p>Clarkesworld …

Science Fiction

New Academy Prize in Literature Opens Voting to Public by Harriet Staff

As we've previously noted, the New Academy Prize in Literature has formed out of the scandal-split Nobel Prize in Literature. The winner, reports …

Literature

Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaaaaay! Woooooooo!<br>*Friday dance*<br>And I’ve got <i>D&D</i> coming up tomorrow. So I’m all the excite. I hope you’ve got some gaming going on as well. …

Board Games

R. F. Kuang on the Dark History Behind The Poppy War

The costs of war are at the forefront of this China-inspired new epic fantasy. When Rin is accepted into the most prestigious military academy in the …

Books

Harlan Ellison, Science Fiction Legend, Dead At 84

A highly prolific and enormously influential writer, Harlan Ellison was also widely known for being 'fiercely independent, proudly elitist, …

Science Fiction

20 dragon shifter romances

Jessica Avery writes: “When I started searching for <b>dragon shifter romance novels</b> for this list, I figured I’d find a few. After all, shifter romances …

Anime

Short Films: 'American Fantasy'

Casting "American Fantasy," a short film that explores the obsession, desire, and illusion of fame in the social media age. The project is the visual …

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