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Category Archives: Columns

What Big Eyes You’ve Got

by Judith Field

It often seems as though older women in fantasy stories and, particularly, western fairy tales, fit into one of two character types: either the fairy godmother (for example in Cinderella and too many other examples to list) or the evil witch (such as in Sleeping Beauty, where the wicked fairy takes on the appearance of […]

The Sea Below and the Sky Above – The Quest to Find Other Sentient Beings

by Elora Powell

We’ve talked before about how mankind looks for fellow sentient, intelligent creatures among the stars. Some think it’s plausible, some think it’s ridiculous. Whatever you think about SETI and real-world theories about alien lifeforms, it’s nearly impossible to deny that alien encounters can make for really interesting pieces of fiction. Science fiction doesn’t stop its […]

Baba Yaga

by Cathrin Hagey

On April 26, 1986 reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in northern Ukraine exploded, throwing up enough radioactive material to contaminate much of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe. Thousands of people were evacuated from the 30 km Exclusion Zone, abandoning homes, schools, entire villages, and a way of […]

Food: More Than for Eating

by Kristen Julia Anderson

A new crock-pot, rice cooker and hand mixer sit above the cabinets in our kitchen. A brand new, still unused food processor is tucked in a corner between an end table and a kitchen table. My husband and I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment and the kitchen (refrigerator, sink, and stove) is built […]

Book Review: Brother’s Ruin (Emma Newman)

by KC Maguire

I know a lot of writers manage to move back and forth between hard sci-fi and fantasy without any trouble, and Emma Newman is definitely one of them. My hat is off to authors who understand the nuances of the different genres and manage to create engaging characters and develop engaging worlds whatever the genre […]

Power in Translation

by Phoebe Wagner

I am currently in my fourth semester at my MFA program, and for fun, I took an Old English class. Since I’m a Tolkien nerd, this class is a delight, even if I doubt I will ever use the information in my career. Even though this column is often about my frustration with academia or […]