Tag Archives: science fiction

Tripping Up Over Too Much Narrative: Battlestar Galactica vs Deep Space Nine

Having spent a fairly sleepless night last night, realised I have a case in point for what happens when there is too much plot in a piece of media, and things get too wrapped up in their own narrative rather … Continue reading

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Your Friendly Neighbourhood Undead, and Other Metaphors

Apologies for the lack of posting lately, in addition to musings on Mists of Albion and failures in playtesting Magic: the Multiverse, the I’ve been caught up with vampires, zombies and undead in general. Fortunately not an infestation of my … Continue reading

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What is Humanity, Anyway?

Following on from my last post about non-human fantasy races, I’ve been scratching my head lately thinking about how humanity gets presented in fantasy and science fiction. Most particularly what the differences are in the two genres, and what it … Continue reading

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Mysticism, Cosmology and Religion in Fantasy

I’ve recently found a fantastic three–part series describing a framework for writing different forms of religion in fantasy (and, by extension, science fiction). The thing is, I realised that very few alternative-world novels actually do this very well. There are … Continue reading

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Geek Culture on the Couch

I’ve recently been going through the blogsphere looking for shameless self-publicising opportunities or chances to discuss and share ideas on fantasy, world-building and their inherent cultural expressions and what they say about the writers and consumers of fantasy/sci-fi media. I’d … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Story's Story:
Science Fiction, literature, and the haters spawned great comments and e-mails, including responses from both the agents I referenced. The one who gave a minimum word count said that the agency he and…

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What is magic, and why does it matter?

I’m still feeling my way with the architecture of WordPress, so some changes may be on their way in the next few days. I intend to get working on a links page/blogroll of related topics and areas I’m interested in … Continue reading

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