Topic: fantasy

Snap This: A Timeline of Objects That Are Bigger on the Inside

Snap This: A Timeline of Objects That Are Bigger on the Inside

Thanks to BuzzFeed for highlighting Hello With Cheese‘s latest comic, which tracks the evolution of a certain kind of magical object seen in fantasy movies and TV shows: The bag, container, or transportation object that actually contains ten times the amount of space it should. Examples include the Pokeball, Doctor Who‘s TARDIS, and Mary Poppins’ carpetbag. (Not to worry, there’s at least one Harry Potter magical item on the list.) More »

R.I.P. Diana Wynne Jones

R.I.P. Diana Wynne Jones

Fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones passed away on Saturday at the age of 76 from cancer, and although she came from a generation of fantasy authors before Stephenie Meyer‘s time and may not be known by young readers today, she was a pivotal force nonetheless.

I only read two or three of her books, but her mock-encyclopedia The Tough Guide to Fantasyland was one of my absolute favorite books, both as a reader and a writer. I tracked down this book, out of print at the time, in a used bookstore in San Francisco, and held on to it fiercely through college. More »

Really?! Zachary Quinto’s Spock Beats Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher In Reader Poll

Really?! Zachary Quinto's Spock Beats Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher In Reader Poll

We here at Crushable are never too proud to admit defeat: When we put Internet celebrity Wil Wheaton in our Hot Guys of Hard Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gallery we did not expect the outcry from our readers. “Really?” asked commenter Really?!, “Wesley Crusher? Really? Not Shatner-Kirk nor Quinto-Spock? Really?”

Well, we really put it to a vote. And we were really wrong. More »