- Alexandra Alter in The Wall Street Journal looks at how fantasy and science fiction and literary genres are merging.
- R Scott Bakker is interviewed on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist about his most recent book and talks about the relationship between author and reader.
- Mark Charan Newton questions why many fantasy stories have the same medieval European feel.
- Aidan Moher and others create humorous less interesting book titles on his blog, A Dribble of Ink.
- David J Peterson is interviewed on Suvudu about creating the Dothraki language for Game of Thrones.
Posts tagged ‘Mark Charan Newton’
Here are a handful of fantasy-related pieces that piqued my interest this past week. May they pique yours also.
- George R R Martin talks in detail about the writing of A Dance with Dragons.
- Esther Inglis-Arkell runs down the top ten performances that made fantasy movies on Io9.
- Ryan Britt on Tor.com talks about fan expectations and disappointment.
- SF Signal gathers opinions on what fantasy novels/series would make good TV programmes.
- Miriam Forster discusses incorporating real-world details into fantasy worldbuilding.
- And Mark Charan Newton talks about how to make secondary world fantasy relevant.
Being a mash-up of recently read web-based writings.
- Damien G Walter writes about fantasy with literary leanings for The Guardian.
- This SF Signal article discusses the division between realism and fantasy in literature.
- C J Cherryh gives advice to writers at The Night Bazaar.
- Mark Charan Newton talks about creating a transgender character on his blog.
- Another Guardian article, this one by Sam Leith, lists ten alternative realities.
- And further SF Signal piece looks at fantastika’s sense of wonder.