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Science Fiction vrs Fantasy: Science Fiction Wins by a Parsec!

Science Fiction vrs Fantasy: Science Fiction Wins by a Parsec!

By Becky FerreiraOctober 3, 2012

Last week, fellow Mastermind Robert Isenberg made the case that fantasy is better than science fiction. I heartily disagree, and I know...More  →

Fantasy Vs Science Fiction: Fantasy Wins!

Fantasy Vs Science Fiction: Fantasy Wins!

By Robert IsenbergSeptember 26, 2012

Dragons or spacecraft? Blasters or enchanted swords? Ancient spells or telekinesis? The nerd's dreamscape is roughly divided between two genres: Fantasy and Science...More  →

Melissa Marr's

Melissa Marr's "Carnival of Souls" Cast a Spell On Us!

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 24, 2012

Melissa Marr, best known for her Wicked Lovely series, is back with another YA urban fantasy series, and it’s definitely one to...More  →

Hobbit Feet Slippers: Cool, Creepy, Or Both?

Hobbit Feet Slippers: Cool, Creepy, Or Both?

By Steven RomanoSeptember 13, 2012

As strange as it is, it’s an empirical truth: Slippers are the one article of clothing that are a merchandiser’s money-making dream....More  →

I've Got a Problem With Steampunk

I've Got a Problem With Steampunk

By Josh PeriloSeptember 7, 2012

Let me first start by saying that I don't have a problem with the idea of Steampunk in and of itself. In...More  →

One Sparkler Asks

One Sparkler Asks "Why Would People Read Fantasy Books?" What's Your Take?

By Jeremy BlachmanSeptember 7, 2012

Last week, commenter AnaBananaSparkler left a comment on our Amanda Hocking book review: Why would people read fantasy books? They seem like they...More  →

Finally, a Heroine We Can Relate to In The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Finally, a Heroine We Can Relate to In The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 6, 2012

Elisa is not your typical princess. She’s not particularly pretty, and she likes pastries far more than is fitting for someone of...More  →

Top Five Sci-fi and Fantasy Inspired Fashion Trends

Top Five Sci-fi and Fantasy Inspired Fashion Trends

By Allison EmmAugust 29, 2012

Summer is on its way out, and every style conscious Mastermind knows that can only mean one thing: it’s time to spice...More  →