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Vampires

Have you noticed how drastically the images of many of the creatures in the fantasy fiction world have changed? Let’s jump right into more of such characters like witches and fairies which we discussed as both antagonists and protagonists. You’ll see how their perception has changed from the beginning of their characterization to present. When… Continue reading Vampires

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Creatures in Fantasy Fiction

Have you ever wondered why the best-selling books around the world are unsurprisingly fantasy books? Also as soon as they are seen to have gained enough popularity with the readers, they are immediately made into a series of Hollywood movies like the world famous Harry Potter series or Cinderella with its fairy godmother and the… Continue reading Creatures in Fantasy Fiction

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Leviathans

Leviathans are not just creatures from Supernatural. There are several references to Leviathans in various religious scriptures and literature from centuries ago. The word leviathan in today’s context is used to describe large objects or animals like whales. However, there does not seem to be a clear consensus as to what Leviathans are. Let’s explore… Continue reading Leviathans

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Most Influential Fantasy Fiction Books

Book lovers all over the world will agree that there is nothing more extraordinary than the world of fantasy. To be successfully transported to a whole new kind of universe, or to a different dimension is what the greatest fantasy fiction books have the power to do. Let’s explore some of the most influential fantasy… Continue reading Most Influential Fantasy Fiction Books

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George R. R. Martin

Called the ‘American Tolkien’ by Lev Grossman, a writer for Time magazine and included in the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2005, George R. R. Martin has produced some amazing works of fiction during his career. These days, his name is synonymous with the HBO series Game of Thrones, but it took… Continue reading George R. R. Martin

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Comic Conventions

Comic conventions by today’s standards tend to include much more than just panels and guest speakers about comics specifically. Featuring awards shows, formal dinners and cosplay as major elements in the convention, there has been a major move from the original days of promoting comics themselves into a world of commercial sales and autograph signings.… Continue reading Comic Conventions

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Bob Kane and the Origins of Batman

Robert Kahn, professionally known as Bob Kane (born October 24, 1915, died November 3, 1998), was an American comic book writer as well as artist (both comics and later fine arts) who had co-created (with Bill Finger), that iconic and most beloved of DC Comics character - The Batman. Bob was inducted into the comic book industry's own Jack Kirby… Continue reading Bob Kane and the Origins of Batman

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Jack Kirby: The Undisputed King of Comic Books

Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg back in August 28, 1917. He died in 1994 and during these seven decades he revolutionized the world of comic books and made sure they made it to the mainstream. In fact, the current Marvel Universe very existence owes a lot to this man’s boundless enthusiasm and imagination. As a matter… Continue reading Jack Kirby: The Undisputed King of Comic Books

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When Darkness Prevails ONLY 99c

Call it summer madness if you will! But I'm giving you the chance to download a copy of my YA Sci-fi/fantasy novel "When Darkness Prevails" for just $0.99. Just visit amazon by clicking the link above, before the end of Friday August 10 and click download. And if you liked it, please take a couple… Continue reading When Darkness Prevails ONLY 99c

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Monsters on Medieval Maps – Mythical Beasts and Hybrid Humans

Most of the medieval maps with pictures of sea creatures were meant to adorn the houses of wealthy people, who were curious about what was beyond their limited experience. The maps that were used for navigation were less adorned, and more practical. Travel at the time was difficult, and rare, and most people were ignorant… Continue reading Monsters on Medieval Maps – Mythical Beasts and Hybrid Humans