Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir

Discussion of nine current subgenres in science fiction: Chinese Sci-Fi, Afrofuturism, Gulf futurism, Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi), Solar Punk, Water Crisis Thrillers, Kitchen Sink Dystopia, Woke Space Opera, and The New Weird. Each category has three book suggestions. Of the suggestions I've read (which are very few), I've liked Ann Leckie's Ancillary trilogy and everything by … Continue reading Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir

Imagine a Forest: Designs and Inspirations For Enchanting Folk Art by Dinara Mirtalipova

Imagine a Forest provides a template for drawing flowers, trees, butterflies, beetles, generic birds, cats, chickens, horses, bears, foxes, firebirds, sirins, mermaids, dragons, griffins, matryoshkas, lions, and gingerbread houses in a folk art style. It also features feudal scenes from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia including feudal royalty, knights, artisans and castles. Fun book … Continue reading Imagine a Forest: Designs and Inspirations For Enchanting Folk Art by Dinara Mirtalipova