fantasy

Zionavar

On the Jewish themes, characters, and subtexts of Guy Gavriel Kay. Read the essay at the Jewish Review of Books.

The 2,000-Year-Old Women

Two of the most highly praised novels of 2018, Dara Horn’s Eternal Life and Sarah Perry’s Melmoth, feature a Jewish woman born in …

Of Were-Owls and Wandering Jews

My fantasy reading this month included Jewish shape-shifters and “Pharisees,” Michael Moorcock and Rudyard Kipling, and a new Israeli novel …

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 …