Arts & Entertainment


China Miéville’s postmodern fantasies in “Three Moments of an Explosion”

The contemporary British fantasist China Miéville's collection of short stories  is a diverse mix of styles.


"The Shannara Chronicles" offers elves, magic, and Millennials

Everything ancient is new again on The Shannara Chronicles, which caters to a very specific audience and is far better than it has any right to be.


The top 10 unique fantasy novels: A holiday reading list

The holidays provide an opportunity to sit by a fireplace and get lost in a long, epic work of fantasy.


Today in history: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling turns 50

She's best known as the author of Harry Potter, which has achieved worldwide reknown, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.


Ursula LeGuin says up with fantasy, down with capitalism

"Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art."


Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.