Category Archives: SF&F corner

The Ending of the Wheel of Time

Of course, as any fan of the series knows, this blog post’s title is an oxymoron: there are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time.  But the Wheel of Time series of books has reached … Continue reading

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Toward a Mormon Speculative Fiction e-Collective, Part III: Interview with the Instigator

In the third of three guest posts, project instigator Mark Penny sits down for a long, hard talk with himself. First question: Who do you think you are? Why should we trust you to build and operate a Mormon speculative … Continue reading

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LTUE 31 Coming!

Life, the Universe, & Everything 31: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, is coming February 14-16 at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. YA fantasy author Megan Whalen Turner is the guest of honor; … Continue reading

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Throne of the Crescent Moon and the use of God in epic fantasy

The stereotypical epic fantasy is set in a pseudo-European, pseudo-medieval world.  One of the major differences between such a fantasy world and the real medieval Europe is fairly obvious: there’s magic that actually works. But there’s another difference that’s not … Continue reading

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Towards a Mormon Speculative Fiction e-Collective, Part II: Spec Lit and a Theory of Mormon Literature

In the second of three guest posts leading up to the launch of a proposed website dedicated to displaying and developing talent in Mormon speculative fiction, project instigator Mark Penny waxes analytical over the role of speculative fiction writer as … Continue reading

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Toward a Mormon Speculative Fiction e-Collective, Part I: The Charlatans of God

In the first of three guest posts leading up to the launch of a proposed website dedicated to displaying and developing talent in Mormon speculative fiction, project instigator Mark Penny waxes poetic over the role of speculative fiction writer as … Continue reading

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