Once upon a time, I was a huge fan of DC comics. I read anything and everything pertaining to Batman, Batgirl, Oracle, Robin, Black Canary, Zatanna, and a handful of other characters. Oddly enough, though, I had a very hard time connecting with Wonder Woman. Strange, considering that she is one of DC‘s few explicitly, openly polytheist characters …

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A few months back, I wrote about a few of the many Pagan-friendly ebooks which are available for free, or very inexpensively.* Such books can be a great way for readers to discover new writers, and for writers to attract new readers. Well, I have since discovered a few more (I can’t help it; I’m …

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Every writer has her favorite stories she’s written. One of mine is “Sophie and Zoe at the End of the World,” which I was honored to have published in The Future Fire. I was even more surprised, and pleased, when I saw that the story had been illustrated — complete with cover art! — by Robin …

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As an admitted bibliophile, it took me a surprising amount of time to jump on the e-reader bandwagon. I finally gave in when I realized that 1) in many cases, the digital book is much cheaper than the print edition; 2) there are a lot of small press and self-published authors who release only digital …

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Title: I Am a Witch’s Cat Publisher: HarperCollins Author/Artist: Harriet Muncaster Pages: 32 pp Price: $15.99 (hardcover) ISBN: 9780062229144 Every good witch needs a good black cat—and one little girl loves being her Mom’s favorite black cat. And she is quite certain that her mother is a witch. After all, she has secret potions in the bathroom that the little girl …

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Like a lot of American kids, I grew up on a steady diet of Saturday morning and weekday afternoon cartoons. I plunked myself down in front of the tv for hours, lost in the adventures of He-Man and She-Ra, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Tarzan and Isis and Aquaman. And, of course, Scooby and the …

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The problem with being a book lover is that new, awesome books are constantly being written and published. I will not live long enough to read all of the books on my To Read list. I just have to accept that — and make all of the other bibliophiles out there just as miserable as …

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Fantasy as a genre can be tad difficult to define. To paraphrase Wikipedia, a fantasy is any story which employs magic and/or “other supernatural phenomena” as a driving force of plot, theme or setting; and, like science fiction, fantasy tales are often set somewhere-other-than-here-and-now. Fantasy has something in the neighborhood of a dozen sub genres, depending on …

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Title: A Feral Darkness Publisher: Blue Hound Visions Author: Doranna Durgin ISBN: 9781452473918 Price: $4.49 US A few years ago, I began logging my book collection on LibraryThing. I had to keep track of all my books somehow. It wasn’t long before I discovered the early reviewer program, which allows members to request advance copies of new books. I’ve been fortunate to …

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Title: Star’s Reach: A Novel of the Deindustrial Future Publisher: Founders House Publishing Author: John Michael Greer Pages: 366 pp Price: $19.99 (paperback) / $6.99 (ebook) As I have pointed out in previous posts (here and here), really good Pagan-themed or Pagan-friendly science fiction is hard to find. I was thrilled, then, when John Michael Greer* offered me a review copy of …

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