Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

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    Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

    In writing his own magical world, David Mack looked to two very different examples from fantasy fiction.

    by David Mack

    12 Portal Fiction Books That Will Transport You

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    Interview: Victoria Schwab on Why Fantasy Is More Important Than Ever

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    Interview: Victoria Schwab on Why Fantasy Is More Important Than Ever

    The "Shades of Magic" author shares her thoughts on writing accessible fantasy in 2017.

    by Carolyn Cox

    [CLOSED] Win an Illustrated Edition of Neil Gaiman's <em>Neverwhere</em>!

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    [CLOSED] Win an Illustrated Edition of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere!

    Enter for your chance to take home a gorgeous new edition of this classic tale, featuring the author's preferred text and incredible illustrations by Chris Riddell.

    by The Portalist Staff

    Shocking Depictions of the Future from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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    Shocking Depictions of the Future from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

    From dystopian fantasy worlds to apocalyptic science fiction, sometimes books give us a very disturbing look at a possible future.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    13 Memorable Songs That Reference Sci-Fi and Fantasy 

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    13 Memorable Songs That Reference Sci-Fi and Fantasy 

    What are some of YOUR favorite geeky tunes?

    by Carolyn Cox

    10 Female SF/F Authors and the Stories Behind Their Pen Names

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    10 Female SF/F Authors and the Stories Behind Their Pen Names

    Do you know the true identities of the authors penning your favorite science fiction and fantasy novels?

    by Olivia Mason

    Ten Fantasy Drinking Establishments We Want to Patronize

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    Ten Fantasy Drinking Establishments We Want to Patronize

    ♫ Sometimes you want to go, where everybody is a mage ♫

    by Carolyn Cox

    Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It's Important to Just 'Write the Damn Book'

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    Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It's Important to Just 'Write the Damn Book'

    The newly-minted Grand Master discusses her prolific career in science fiction and fantasy.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    Audio Excerpt: Fantasy Epic <em>Portal of a Thousand Worlds</em> by Dave Duncan

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    Audio Excerpt: Fantasy Epic Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

    A millennium has passed. The Portal is ready to open.

    by Carolyn Cox

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