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4 near future dilemmas that are ripe for (more) speculative fiction

One of the things I wanted to do on this blog was look at how speculative fiction is shaping the future and how the future is shaping speculative fiction. 609 more words


Next Reading in Culver City

I’ll be reading at Antioch University Los Angeles’ Literary Uprising on May 19th! Come on down for an evening of great literature and good company! Hope to see you there!

Philip Barragan

what shoes mean

Write the story that begins: “We arrive barefoot, and leave shoeless…”

photo: ebszabo

Writing Prompts

2 writing contests you don't want to miss

Hello, writer friends. I wanted to make sure that you were aware of two contests that are currently ongoing. These are both fantastic because they not only hone story writing skills, but part of the prize is publication. 180 more words

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Heart of the City: Examining Half-Resurrection Blues and the "Urban" in Urban Fantasy

Disclaimer: I know that genres are messy, fluid, and often slip and slide all over each other even in the same story. But there are still some delineations that can be made, and I ask you to work with me during this post as I try to make sense of this stuff. 1,292 more words


Mist over the marches: Kazio Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant'

“For in this community, the past was rarely discussed. I do not mean that it was taboo. I mean that it had somehow faded into a mist as dense as that which hung over the marshes. 1,154 more words

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