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I don’t know that we said too much that was insightful about the division between magic realism and fantasy, but we did arrive at a decent and interesting booklist, which I present here for your pleasure.
I blogged a couple of weeks ago about books I’d recommend for writers focusing on their craft. This time I’m choosing books that are handy to have on a nearby shelf, particularly books that help spark new ideas, whether it’s at the overall story or plot level, or bits that can be used to adorn a story, the tiny embellishments like filagree or the lines in the Book of Kells, because we can always use new idea, little shocks, a kick in the head that turns the world askew in a way that lets us see it more clearly. Continue reading
Tired of the usual stuff? Here’s five fantasy classics that you may have missed. Continue reading
So here’s the list of fiction(ish) drawing on comic book super-hero trophes, generated here. Novels: Michael Bishop, COUNT GEIGER’S BLUES. Michael Chabon, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY. Tom DeHaven, IT’S SUPERMAN! Jennifer Estep, KARMA GIRL. Minister Faust, FROM … Continue reading