Literary Matters: Adria Laycraft & Janice Blaine (editors): Urban Green Man

We tend to think of the Green Man as a woodsy, countryside sort of figure, but there’s no reason that has to be the case. So, we have an anthology of short stories on the theme of the Urban Green Man, edited by Adria Laycraft and Janice Blaine.

Richard Dansky took a look at . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Adria Laycraft & Janice Blaine (editors): Urban Green Man

Adria Laycraft & Janice Blaine (editors): Urban Green Man

Themed anthologies carry with them an inherent risk. Make the topic too broad and there’s no sense of cohesion among the stories. Make it too narrowly focused – the apocryphal “vampire cockroach anthology” David Niall Wilson once threatened to publish standing as prime example – and the risk is that in order to fit, the . . . → Read More: Adria Laycraft & Janice Blaine (editors): Urban Green Man

Little Bit of This. . . .

And a little bit of that.

Let’s start off with a local band — local in northwest England, that is. We have a new release from Bill Malkin and The Band Wagon, Those Glory Days.

Next we have a book by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood that falls just short of being a . . . → Read More: Little Bit of This. . . .

More of Everything

Well, more books and music, and that should be enough. Hi, it’s me again, and we’ve got some really interesting things for you today.

From the folklore of the Levant East comes Ron J. Suresha’s The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, a retelling of tales of the Middle Eastern Wise Fool. And as . . . → Read More: More of Everything

Fey Folklore

I have gone out and seen the lands of Faery, And have found sorrow and peace and beauty there, And have not known one from the other, but found each Lovely and gracious alike, delicate and fair.

“Dreams within Dreams” by Fiona Macleod

Open your eyes to the world around you. There are things . . . → Read More: Fey Folklore