Category Archives: 2. Fantasy

The Vision by C. L. Talmadge

Travel Reads: “The Vision” by C. L. Talmadge

In a future world–or another planet–Helen Andros, a young military physician is caught in theocratic machinations that almost cost her her life. A half-breed, illegitimate, presumed orphaned, she learns her father’s identity as one of the land’s powerful lords and remains a target for the religious cast. Specs Summary of The Vision When the book […]

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Travel Reads: “Yokai Wonderland” by Koichi Yumoto

Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. This book takes you into the world of Yokai in art, both two- and three-dimensional, and from vintage to contemporary worlds of art. Specs Summary of Yokai Wonderland If you’ve had the desire to travel to Japan to witness its fascinating supernatural […]

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Carma holding a copy of Presidential Risk

Travel Reads: “Presidential Risk” by Michael Bronte

As dead presidents on the other side play a board game of world conquest (like Risk), their moves are played out in the real world, and one person is destined to save the world. Specs Title: Presidential Risk Author: Michael Bronte Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Self-Published Language: English ISBN-10: 1512081655 ISBN-13: 978-1512081657 Available on Amazon […]

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Three Messages and a Warning by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brow

Travel Reads: “Three Messages and a Warning” by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

What makes Mexican tales of the fantastic Mexican? What differentiates them from American, British or even Russian speculative fiction? If you let the ambiance of the stories in Three Messages and a Warning wash over you, you’ll have a pretty good chance of finding out. Specs Title: Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short […]

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Carma Spence, The Genre Traveler, holding a copy of Swedish Fairy Tales

Travel Reads: “Swedish Fairy Tales” by John Bauer and Holger Lundbergh

Enter the land of trolls, wizards, elves, and gnomes … as the Swedish see them. Swedish Fairy Tales is a delightful collection of fairy tales haling from Sweden. The illustrations by John Bauer (1882-1918) are a pleasure to look at and bring the tales to life. Stats Title: Swedish Fairy Tales By Illustrator: John Bauer […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition

Travel Reads: “The Princess Bride” Deluxe Edition by William Goldman

William Goldman first published The Princess Bride in 1973, but it was Rob Reiner’s 1987 film adaption the story to life. This Deluxe Edition of the original novel gives this classic tale the luxurious treatment it deserves. Stats Title: The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, Deluxe Edition By […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk” by Hiroshi Unno

A visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels, with text in both English and Japanese, this book is a fun romp through fantastic illustrations of yesteryear. Stats Title: The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk By Author: Hiroshi Unno Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: PIE International ISBN-10: 4756249752 […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World

Travel Reads: “Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World” from PIE International

Step into the fantastic world of anime and manga with this lovely illustrated book focused more on mise en scène than character. Heavy on imagery and light on text, it takes you into the world of predominantly Japanese comic art. Stats Title: Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World Artists: Seiji Yoshida, Loundraw, and Jun Kumaori […]

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