Some tropes are so ingrained in Medieval-inspired fantasy stories that it's tempting to think that they represent real aspects of Medieval life. But often these stories are just reinforcing myths and misconceptions about life in the Middle Ages.
This is gorgeous, but it's also heartbreaking. Whither thou goest, ice cream? Take me with you! Don't leave me on my own.
In the world, somewhere, there apparently exists a recording of Ice-T doing an audiobook for a Dungeons and Dragons book. And that is how you know the universe loves you.
The mystical pregnancy is one of the most overused tropes in science fiction and fantasy — and now, we've seen this idea taken to its most ludicrous extreme, in the new Lifetime show Witches of East End. Watch the magical self-inflating belly for yourself, below.
George R.R. Martin announced on Saturday that he will be editing and contributing to a new anthology book called "Dangerous Women".
Last month, writer Genevieve Valentine was harassed at Readercon (a science fiction/fantasy convention) by a man named René Walling, a high-profile attendee who told her to stop saying things that "made [him] want to say "wrong" things" and then essentially stalked her throughout the conference in order to…
Author and and President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America John Scalzi affixed his blogging sheriff's badge on Tuesday to remind everyone that it is a) decidedly shittastic to harass anyone at a science fiction or fantasy convention, and b) pretty frustrating that women are still being harassed at these…
Every Sunday night I'm given an occasion to purse my lips, total prude-style, and ponder the strange Game Of Thrones Mature Content cocktail: Begin with 2-3 shots of jiggling boobs, add a healthy dose of girl-on-girl dry humping, and be liberal with the good old doggie-style fornication. Don't forget to line the…
This shot of fantasy author Jim Hines's butt is funny, but it's also serious. Hines posed like the women on various fantasy covers as a way of showing how ridiculous — and sometimes painful — the poses would be in real life. He writes,
Anne McCaffrey, author of the famous "Dragonriders of Pern" series of fantasy novels, has died at the age of 85. She was one of the first fantasy authors to focus on female heroes, and she was the first woman to win the Hugo and the Nebula award, some of the sci-fi and fantasy communities highest honors. Here's the…
Fantasy lovers rejoice — today is renowned writer Ursula Le Guin's eighty-third birthday.
Every year we do a survey of cover art elements for the top fantasy novels published in the previous year. After the jump, some observations on the data, including analysis of the decline in castles and the extinction of unicorns.
The Pyramid Collection catalog promises "myth, magick, fantasy and romance." And it delivers: Vampires, faeries, Regency-era heroines — the gang's all here!
Are video games suffering from vaginaphobia? A new piece in the Escapist thinks so, but understanding the gaming landscape requires some discussion of discomfort with healthy representations of sexuality, and why so many embrace these manufactured worlds.