Friday, September 16 2011
In Demon Knights Paul Cornell not only dramatizes the idea of Camelot, but exquisitely reenacts it at one of the oldest comicbook publishers.
Tuesday, March 8 2011
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon intentionally set out to blur the boundaries between genres, creating a show that was part drama, part comedy, part horror, part SF, and very definitely part fantasy. Here "Buffy" is analyzed in terms of nature as fantasy.
Wednesday, December 9 2009
Kris Kringle has flesh-and-blood status and is a religious secular figure. He is Superman, Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, Gandalf the White, James Bond, Dr. Who and James T. Kirk all rolled into one.
Thursday, March 12 2009
Lord of the Rings: Conquest feels in so many ways like a poorly-thought out genre exercise in service of a fantastic license.
Wednesday, February 25 2009
Tuesday, April 17 2007
Tolkien aimed to provide a completed tale for Ring aficionados who wonder about mentions of Hurin and Turin in The Lord of the Rings.