A few weeks ago, we featured a review of Spellcast--a novel by Barbara Ashford that connects the magic of the theater with more explicit supernatural forces. This week, we are thrilled to feature a guest post by Barbara Ashford herself, in which she explains her motivations for writing the novel and discosses some of the connections between the novel and the musicals that she features in it. It's a fascinating behind-the-scenes look that will appeal to fans of both fantasy and the theater.
Of course, we have a lot more going on this week as well! We continue with our ongoing series on key moments in Doctor Who, this week featuring Karen Hellekson's thoughts on the Big Finish audio dramas. Dan Lammert continues his walkthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Jen Miller reviews a fascinating new work of fantasy--Helen Phillips' And Yet They Were Happy.
Also this week, Adam Miller looks back at a cult favorite that is coming up on its 10-year anniversary--the movie Donnie Darko. In his article, he considers what the movie means, and we'd invite you to come back and let us know what you think about it, too!