Last time I did this, it was 2013. So it’s been a ridiculously long time between posts. A lot has changed since those carefree halcyon days of yore. Blogs have fallen off my RSS reader, others have been abandoned, and new ones have risen to take their rightful place. Since it has been internet eons, I thought it was high-time to take a moment and share five blogs I’ve been enjoying over the last few years.
Mike Glyer’s Hugo Award-winning fanzine is a reliable resource for those who want to stay in touch with the comings and goings in science-fiction and fantasy. If you write speculative fiction, or if you’re just a fan I highly recommend making File 770 a part of your day. (In particular pay close attention to their daily Pixel Scroll.)
Don’t let the name fool you, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin run a solid fanzine. While you’ll find the more standard book reviews and opinion articles among their content, Pornokitsch also focuses on sharing longer-format articles. Well written and often thought-provoking these posts make Pornokitsch stand out.
A blog about RPGs and writing with a focus on gaming and worldbuilding, Mythcreants goes out of their way to be a resource for the creator. There’s a lot of content, from podcasts and how-to articles, all work towards making your work the best it can be.
Those who have been reading my blog (and books) for any length of time know that I am a big fan of old art—epsecially the weird stuff. (Heck, the engravings of Gustave Doré features prominently on the covers of The Bell Forging Cycle.) MONSTER BRAINS celebrates the weird old creations and highlights the strange. It’s an excellent resource and a must-follow for monster fans.
Fantasy Book Critic
The good folks at Fantasy Book Critic focus on—as one would expect from their name—reviewing fantasy books. But, unlike many other sites of their size, they’re also active in the indie community and go out of their way to feature articles from newcomers. It’s a great community and a phenomenal blog.
Hopefully, it doesn’t take me four more years before I serve up another blog roll. In the meantime, I hope you find these five blogs handy. Perhaps they will become regular reading for you as well.
How about you? What are your go-to daily blogs? Leave a comment below and let me know!
I’ve been hanging out at File770.com for a while now and am really digging it. The comments do sometimes dip a bit hard into the dislike of/contempt for “mundane” literature, which is one of the reasons I distanced myself from fandom for a really long time, but mostly it’s pretty welcoming.
Sadly many of my favourite sites shut down (or effectively shut down) while I was up north. I used to really dig https://everythingisnice.wordpress.com/ and https://sciencefictional.net/ comes and goes (it’s reasonably active right now, but wasn’t for a long time). And though they update but rarely, http://quietbabylon.com/ and https://speedbird.wordpress.com/ will always be worth my time.
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Thanks for the recommendations! Always nice to have some fresh content to add to my reader.