fantasy

Brave New Golems

As pop culture monsters, golems may not have the cachet of zombies or vampires but they haunt us nevertheless, as shown …

The Inklings

  Had you the good fortune of being present at a gathering of the Inklings, you might have witnessed J. …

Jews of Dune

Frank Herbert’s Dune, often named as the greatest science fiction novel ever written, turns 50 this year. Set thousands of …

Meet the New Weird

Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy of sci-fi / horror novels is contemporary, in some ways even trendy. The cast of …

Sex and Game of Thrones

Like most of America, I’m currently making my way through George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.  …

On Hiding

King Louis XIII, according to the journals of his physician Heroard, played hide-and-seek with soldiers as a small boy, and …