Nov 27, 2012
YA was hardcore in 1983, yo. I bought my original copy of The Grounding of Group Six
at Barnes and Noble in Boston when I was 10 – the huge one on Boylston that looked like a...
Mar 14, 2012
What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! Come on, grab your friends! And a handy view screen with a solid cable connection.
I can’t actually recommend that you buy the DVDs currently available, because for some weird reason, they don’t sell entire seasons? Who knows why. Happily, you can see episodes on Cartoon Network.
The cartoon has huge, strong colors and a fluid style. The show focuses on Finn...
Mar 7, 2012
The problem with most popular fantasy is that it’s all reactions to Tolkien, either following staunchly in his footsteps (like David Eddings) or trying to deconstruct the heroic fantasy archetype (like Terry Pratchett). It’s a rare fantasy novel that ignores ol’ J. R. R. altogether. But Susanna Clarke’s first novel draws far more from Pride and Prejudice than Return of the King and is an altogether...
Feb 10, 2012
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is an odd book.
I came across it in a collection of sci-fi stories I bought on my Kindle for a dollar, so that should tell you something. Specifically, it should tell you that the book is out of copyright, and I paid a buck too much, since you can easily find this book free on any platform. Which makes sense, as it was written in the 1800′s by James...
Aug 22, 2011
Although a geek girl at heart, I’ve never really read a great deal of Science Fiction. Some Bradbury, a dash of Heinlein, a little Gibson, fair bit of LeGuin, but not enough. Of what I...
Aug 4, 2011
Really, that’s what it boils down to. The Vampire Handbook and Other Useful Rules and Regulations for Adapting to the Immortal Lifestyle is Jones’s latest offering. It’s a short read (about 6,000 words) guaranteed to brighten your otherwise gloomy, suck-filled life.
It covers many things you may not have thought about while considering your lifestyle change to vampirism. For example: if you want...
Jul 22, 2011
I don’t know what your deal is. The things that we cover here at ftE are all over the map, so if you frequent this site you might enjoy comic books. Or you might be big into urban fantasy novels. Or goofy TV shows. Horror movies. Board games. Maybe you started reading Favorite Thing Ever when we did a piece on your beloved Spongebob Squarepants.
The point I’m trying to make is, if you’re...
Jun 21, 2011
Alan Moore is a legend in the world of comics. Watchmen
, V for Vendett
a, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
. The dude himself is I guess kind of a creepy old hermit, but his writing...