One of the most popular genres in recent years has been Urban Fantasy. In this installment of Defining the Genre, I discuss its definitions and major themes as well as how it fits in with other subgenres of Fantasy. Read More
High Fantasy is probably one of the most recognizable subgenres of Fantasy. It may go by a few names — Epic Fantasy or the Hero's Quest — but in the end most people can name at least a series or two from this subgenre. Read More
Are we alone out there? If the universe is infinitely vast, we can't possibly be the only intelligent life out there. Can we? This has long been the question and a point of speculation for scientists and science fiction writers alike. Read More
Space opera within science fiction as a genre is really a lot like the red headed step child. It popularized science fiction in the 1920's and 1930's, but it is scorned by most die hard science fiction lovers. Read More
This week, in my most ambitious article to date, we'll be exploring the rather hectic and rebellious worlds of the Punks. Not just any run of the mill punks, but those punks which are directly related to science fiction: Cyberpunk, Biopunk, and Steampunk. Read More
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