Tag Archives: fantasy

Haunted

I’ve enjoyed reading fantasy fiction since I was a pre-teen, but I’d never before delved into paranormal romance fiction. A review of Ophelia’s Julien’s Haunted made it sound interesting, though, and having recently read my first romance fiction, I figured I might as well take the plunge, and I downloaded Haunted. Which turned out to […]

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Is Science-Fiction Dying?

IS SCIENCE FICTION DYING? The question may seem dubious or melodramatic, but there’s been a fair amount of talk on the internet about this over the past few years. People in the Yahoo science-fiction discussion groups have discussed it, and bloggers, some of them pros, have  written about it. Myself, I don’t know if SF is dying, but it […]

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After The Magic

    This story, which appeared in Wild Violet originally, falls on the cusp of traditional fantasy and magic realism.   AFTER THE MAGIC Kent McDaniel            Two statues of golden stone stood on the courthouse lawn, a man and woman holding hands, smiling at each other. They were on no base but their own […]

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Stupefying Stories (January 2012 Issue)

            YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT THE JANUARY ISSUE OF STUPEFYING STORIES. A few of the stories are so-so; they suffer mainly from a tendency to cram in way too much exposition right at the beginning, though they generally have interesting premises and/or situations. A couple of the other stories are gems, though.  “Morality for Alchemists […]

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