The Game of Names

Illustration by Ed Appleby

Why are names like Peter, Jessica, and Bobby being passed over for the likes of Taylin, Kolbie, and Rashzel?

Harry Potter turns 20

Photo via wizardsandwhatnot.com

The story of Harry Potter has come to a close, but the legacy of the series is far from finished.

Dangerous liaisons

Illustration by Ed Appleby

When you hear the phrase “Femme Fatale” you probably think of the definition popularized by the “Noir” genre.

Journey to gold

This year’s winners, Blake Rayment and Hannah Ewing, tied for first-place and both received gold awards.

The glory of grimdark fantasy

Cover of Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns, Book 1 of the Broken Empire

What its novels lack in moral messages and optimism, they usually more than compensate for with cynicism and gratuitous violence.