Fantasy

Amazing Black Fantasy Authors from History

Pauline Hopkins Challenging Racism with Fantasy Adventure Born in 1859, Hopkins started off her career as a lauded actress and singer before becoming a legendary journalist, novelist, and playwright i...

Best Books with Fantasy Worlds Inspired by India

Here is a list of our six favorite books with fantasy worlds inspired by India and Indian history that will take you away and immerse you. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri This is Tasha Suri’s debut novel...

Chai & Cocktails: Creating Fantasy Worlds from a South Asian Perspective

To begin the new year, the Brown Geeks team at Avaaz met with two amazing fantasy writers Tanaz Bhathena and Davis Ahsura, and discussed with them their own personal process of how they develop such i...

Who Will be the Next Chosen One for the Buffy Reboot

For a while, there have been rumors of casting for a potential rebooting of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While there has yet to be an official casting announcement,  I took it upon myself as a BtVS fan t...

Most Anticipated Queer SFF Books of 2021

Each year, the number of queer sci-fi and fantasy releases seems to explode. Now there are too many LGBTQ speculative books to keep up with, which is a great problem to have! This year is no exception...

Magic the Gathering 101

In 1993, Seattle-based gaming giant Wizards of the Coast — yes, the very same people who created the iconic tabletop RPG game Dungeons & Dragons back in the ’60s — came up with yet another classic...

My Top Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reads of 2020

I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books every year, but every so often there’s a title that truly stands out in its ability to stir my soul and make me think. This year, six books hit these criteria ...

18 Can’t Miss Non-European Fantasy Books

Have you ever felt tired of reading the same-old, Tolkienesque fantasy books with European mythology and white characters? If so, today I’m here to end your boredom. There are countless options ...

Interview with Andrea Stewart on “The Bone Shard Daughter”

On September 8, the Asian-inspired epic fantasy The Bone Shard Daughter was released into the world. I sat down with the author, Andrea Stewart, to discuss her debut, diversity in the fantasy genre, a...

Interview with K.S. Villoso on ‘The Ikessar Falcon’

K.S. Villoso is the author of the acclaimed Chronicles of the Bitch Queen fantasy series, which began with The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and continues with a sequel this fall. I sat down with her to discuss t...

Interview with Aiden Thomas on ‘Cemetery Boys’

In just a few days, we’ll all be able to read Cemetery Boys, the highly-anticipated YA paranormal fantasy steeped in Latinx culture about a trans brujo and the attractive ghost he summons. I sat down ...

Interview with Shveta Thakrar on ‘Star Daughter’

Shveta Thakrar’s debut YA fantasy novel, Star Daughter, just released yesterday. We sat down with her to discuss this beautiful book inspired by Hindu mythology, and the exciting, recent movemen...

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