Time to Rise – Cli-Fi and the Responsibility of New Visions – By Jim...

  Cli-Fi cuts too close to home. Climate Fiction isn’t exactly speculative fiction or science fiction. It is the right here, right now. Our destructiveness...

The Bone-Crushers – By Jeanne Farewell

    They did not just crush them: they ate them.  Some of the bones were of animals from the slaughterhouse; others were human bones from...

Lewis Carroll and Nonsense – By Kenny Chumbley

                       “It sounds uncommon nonsense.” The Mock Turtle      Among the storied authors of children’s...

Andrew Lang, The Master of Fairyland

  By Kenny Chumbley In the late 19th century, fairy tales had fallen out of favor with the general public; some educationalists even attacked them as...

Notes on Conceptual Fiction – By Ted Gioia

1. Is it possible that the idea of "realism" as a guiding principle for fiction is itself unrealistic?  After all, there are no Newtonian laws in stories—an...

‘Landscape Painted with Tea’ as an Ecological Novel – By Jasmina Mihajlovic

"Suddenly I freeze. I sense, I clearly sense, somebody watching me. Somebody's eyes are fixed upon me. And then I realize that staring out...

Elusive Dream – By Joe Bakovsky

  Baseball has always been my favorite pastime.I learned the principals of this game when I would visit my grandparents at the innocent age of...

Charles Kingsley : “Tomfoolery with a Serious Purpose”

  By Kenny Chumbley   No one familiar with Victorian literature would rate Charles Kingsley’s books among the very best except, maybe, his children’s fantasy, The Water-Babies. Charles Kingsley...

Love in the Time of Covid – By Robin Gregory

         “Magical realism gives a voice to the soul, a language to the heart.” Time is a fickle mistress. Even scientists and philosophers...

Thoughts on Modernist poetry – By Colin Ian Jeffery

    Modernist literature is characterized by a break with traditions of literary subjects, forms, concepts and styles, with the movement associated with new trends in...

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