AISFP 190 – James Enge, Part 2

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James Enge joins us to discuss his signature character, Morlock Ambrosius, epic magic systems, sword and scorcery, the borderland between matter and soul, WRATH BEARING TREE, J.R.R. Tolkien’s use of theology rather than religion, why his dragons horde wealth and much more.

AISFP 189 – James Enge, Part 1

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James Enge joins us to discuss Jack Vance, writing political fiction without pushing political agendas, how his University colleagues view his novels, writing “Philosophical romance shot through with elements of horror and morbidity,” the potentially negative impact of higher education on imagination, writing for popular appeal and much more.

NEWS – Part Two: Sword and Sorcery

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Howard Andrew Jones returns with part two of his April blog series. This time he breaks down Sword and Sorcery: why he loves it, why it causes debate, and why it seems to be back.

NEWS – Part One: On Heroes and Why We Need Them

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Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls and Managing Editor of Black Gate, examines heroes, antiheroes, and what it all means.

AISFP 117 – Howard Andrew Jones

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Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls and Managing Editor of Black Gate Magazine, discusses historical fantasy, fresh perspective, the long path to publishing, building community with other writers, the future of Black Gate, and, of course, magic carpet rides.

AISFP 97 – Lou Anders

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Lou Anders discusses science fiction conventions, the sophistication of modern superhero fiction, the new Sword and Sorcery, the power of io9, and forthcoming titles.