Monthly Archives: May 2016

Poetics of Loss: John Masefield’s The Midnight Folk and British Fantasy in the 1920s

The close of the Great War saw an astonishing eruption of fantasy fiction written in English; above all fiction by women, or fiction by men about women, as if the appalling loss of male life in Flanders had thrown the … Continue reading

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Possible Worlds

When J99 opened the door to the headmaster’s study she was blinded by the light blazing in from the window behind his desk. She had to stand motionless for a while to let her eyes adjust to the glare; but … Continue reading

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Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and Touch

Last year I was lucky enough to be at the University of Kansas when Claire North, aka Kate Griffin, aka Cat Webb, won the John W Campbell Award for her novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. The award … Continue reading

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