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Science Fiction and Fantasy

A Tale of Two Countries

book cover imageImagine two countries - polar opposites in every way.

Ixia, a military nation with one leader, one commander, where your job is identified by the clothing you wear. Everything from marriage to travel needs a permit - but everyone has a job.

Mixing something old with something new

book cover imageNow we know that Frodo had hairy feet, but in the world of Tildi Summerbee, the smallfolk don't even have toes!

Jody Lynn Nye has written two books thus far in her series about smallfolk woman Tildi Summerbee - a woman who has lost her family and taken on her brother's a

The Classics?

The Sword of Shannara book cover imageI've often been asked what the "classics" fantasy books are by persons who are new to the genre. Inside my brain I start thinking, well, what defines a classic? What are the core books and authors of fantasy?

The truth is, there are so many incredible storytellers in the fiction genre, that a classic book to one person may not have the same importance to another.

Brandon Sanderson - A Bright Light in Fantasy

For those in the know, Brandon Sanderson has been chosen to finish off the final title (or two, or three) in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. It's a pretty serious role he's been given - and one that he wholly deserves.

Locus Awards

The winners of the 2009 Locus Awards were announced on June 27 during the Science Fiction Awards weekend in Seattle, Washington. If you're looking for a good summer read, try one of the winners:

Fun and Easy Fantasy

Looking for a fun, easy fantasy read? Try The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines.

Rediscover a Canadian Classic

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What happens when you mix a true dreamer with a dream thief?

Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy has been around for decades, as we know, and one of the greatest of this genre's authors is

Jane Austen and a Dose of Magic

What would happen to the characters in Jane Austen's novels if they had the use of magic? What if the use of magic was a determiner of the social structure of the world?

Sci Fi and Horror Awards Roundup

If you're a fan of science fiction or horror, you'll want to check out these recent award winners:

  The 2008 Prix Aurora Award for best Long Form Canadian Science Fiction or Fantasy book in English was awarded to The New Moon's Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson.

  Under Cover of Darkness, a book of short stories edited by Julie Czerneda and Jana Paniccia, won the Prix Aurora Award for Best Work in English (Other)

 

The 2007 Nebula Award for Best Novel went to