Category: Fantasy

The Epic Fantasies of Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors. He is a true master of epic fantasy, but is perhaps an even greater master of world building and refreshingly unique magic systems. The richly detailed worlds he creates are distinctly different from the “cut and dry” European fantasy tropes, and often...

The Mines of Nuram

My steampunk fantasy short story, The Mines of Nuram, has been published in the January 2016 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly. If you want to check it out, and read some other good stories as well, you can get a print copy through Amazon or a Kindle addition if you prefer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I just saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. No spoilers here, but I can tell you it was great, and just full of surprises! (Now I can get back to reading Wookieepedia and not worry about spoilers).

The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello is an animated short film by Anthony Lucas. It is a beautiful blend of Gothic horror and steampunk aesthetics, complete with iron dirigibles, a grungy Victorian city, a mad scientist, a tragic hero, and a horrifying monster. It doesn’t get better than this! See...

Steampunk Amplifier

To go along with my steampunk speakers, I have now put up my Instructables tutorial for putting together a nice little steampunk audio amplifier. This is the amplifier which I have mounted on the hutch over my desk, through which I play all music an audio from my PC. This...

A Map of Literature

17-year-old Martin Vargic has created this amazing Map of Literature as a graphical visualization of how the world’s literature evolved from the ancient era to the present day. The map is incredibly detailed, and features genres, authors, best selling books, best selling authors, and Nobel Prizes in literature. I’ve not been able...

Dragon*Con 2015

We just got back from Dragon*Con 2015, and it was as fantastic as usual this year. I got to see some good friends, some good panels, and some really cool people. Although I did spend most of my time in the Space Track and Writer’s Track, I did get out...

A Natural History of the Fantastic

Ever wondered how dragons fly? An amazing new Kickstarter project is running now, A Natural History of the Fantastic by Christopher Stoll, seeking to answer just that question any many more. Exploring the fantastical biology of such beasties as griffons, minotaurs, mermaids, cyclopes, kappas, centaurs, and, of course, dragons, Christopher Stoll’s art book includes...

Could Batman Beat Superman?

With the upcoming DC universe film, “Batman vs. Superman” coming out early next year, you might be wondering how the Dark Knight could possibly beat the Man of Steel. Well, here’s a run down of the top 5 ways Batman might beat Superman (and without Kryptonite).  

The Door at Alley’s End

My dark science fantasy short story, The Door at Alley’s End, has now been published in the February 2015 issue of Beyond Science Fiction. If you want to check it out, and read some other good stories from a few lesser known writers, then go get yourself a copy at...