Tag: fantasy

How to Deal with Lovecraft’s Problematic Legacy and Write Responsible Cosmic Horror

So, the daddy of cosmic horror was a sizeable bigot. How do we deal with this? Words by Rhys LorencFeature art by Lizeyart Few writers have had more of an influence on the horror genre than H.P. Lovecraft. Stephen King, Guillermo Del Toro, Junji Ito, and countless others cite him as a huge inspiration. His

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Opinion: Your Fantasy Story Shouldn’t Be in the Northern Hemisphere

Fantasy worldbuilding is obsessed with European-inspired societies and geography. Were we to move past this obsession, we could unlock the full creative potential of the genre.  Words by Rhys Lorenc If you’ve read, played, watched or consumed even a meagre amount of fantasy, you’ve probably encountered a fantasy map or two, sitting after the title-page

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