Reposted: Ingredients of Action Horror

Check out this fantastic piece by author Kai Wai Cheah, readers! Ingredients of Action Horror Action horror. A fiction contradiction if there ever was one. Action stories are about agency: the character’s ability to act on the environment, to overcome all odds, to destroy all foes in his path. Horror relies heavily on a lack of agency: … Continue reading Reposted: Ingredients of Action Horror

Thoughts on Tactics: How History Affects Fiction and Makes It Believable

Not long ago, this author discovered the above picture, which discusses some fans’ thoughts on how the Fellowship of the Ring might have simply flown to Mordor to dispose of the One Ring rather than “take the long way around.” As the commenter explains, this would have been a bad idea narratively because the entire … Continue reading Thoughts on Tactics: How History Affects Fiction and Makes It Believable

Review – Wild Souls: A Collection of Werewolf Stories by Julie Frost

A howlingly good series of stories waits for intrepid werewolf fans in this collection! Wild Souls: A Collection of Werewolf Stories* has some of the best werewolf fiction I have ever read within its pages. From the back of the book: Julie Frost is best known for her Pack Dynamics series. However, in this collection, … Continue reading Review – Wild Souls: A Collection of Werewolf Stories by Julie Frost