“He’s the biggest fantasy writer in the world. He’s also very Mormon. These things are profoundly related.”
The Problem With Canon
“It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be a fan.”
Neil Gaiman Knows What Happens When You Dream
Ahead of the Netflix adaption of his seminal comic book Sandman, Neil Gaiman gamely sits down for a longform Q&A. The results are as probing and patient and polymathic as you’d expect. I would love to think that we are living in a world in which the story of progress, as in the original “Star Trek” […]
Inside Amazon’s Huge Gamble on the Next Game of Thrones
“And so these books, with their gauzily painted or starkly heraldic covers, their comical abundance of pages published for the delight of furtive young boys and girls curled up reading by themselves in bookstore corners, waiting eagerly for their authors to publish the next installment (picture me here one more time, a child again, sleepy-eyed […]
‘If an Animal Talks, I’m Sold’: An Interview with Ann and Jeff Vandermeer
Ann and Jeff Vandermeer discuss talking animals, the weird/fantasy divide, and the ‘rate of fey’ as an organizing principle in their new anthology of classic fantasy.
A Mysterious Crack Appears: Past Trauma and Future Doom Meet in “Friday Black”
In Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s fantastical short story collection, the strangest fantasy of all is that people try to act morally in a corrupt world.
Ursula K. Le Guin, Literary Legend and Cat Blogger
Ursula K. Le Guin may no longer publish fiction, but that hasn’t stopped her from writing.
Here at the End of All Things
On losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros.
Why Ever Stop Playing Video Games
Many Americans have replaced work hours with game play — and ended up happier. Which wouldn’t surprise most gamers.
'You Hollywood Idiots!' George R.R. Martin on Collaboration and the Creative Process
I think the look of the show is great. There was a bit of an adjustment for me. I had been living with these characters and this world since 1991, so I had close to twenty years of pictures in my head of what these characters looked like, and the banners and the castles, and […]