The Shape of Fantasy, shortlisted twice for the Mythopoeic Award, is now out in paperback!!

The Shape of Fantasy examines structural and narrative patterns of Fantasy with models derived from science and philosophy.

The authors and novels examined in the book are:

  • Lois McMaster Bujold (The Curse of Chalion, 2001)
  • Mercedes Lackey (The Fairy Godmother, 2004)
  • Robert Jordan (The Great Hunt, 1990)
  • David Farland (The Wyrmling Horde, 2008)
  • Gail Z. Martin (The Summoner, 2007)
  • Terry Goodkind (Stone of Tears, 1995)
  • James Clemens (Shadowfall, 2006)
  • Brandon Sanderson (Hero of Ages, 2008)
  • David and Leigh Eddings (The Seeress of Kell, 1991)
  • and Anne McCaffrey (All the Weyrs of Pern, 1991)

Follow the link to the Routledge website for more details or check out the table of contents and chapter descriptions HERE.

Sideways in Time

A collection of essays on alternate history.

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“The Shape of a Hero’s Soul”

A chapter on fate and free will in Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls.

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“Imperialism as ‘Evil’ in Epic Fantasy”

Co-authored with Matthew J. Elder

A chapter that examines the works of David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, and Peter V. Brett

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“Breaking Out of Eden: Science Fiction as a New Mythology in Robert J. Sawyer’s Writings”

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“Expelling a Monstrous Matriarchy”

“Casting Cersei Lannister as Abject in A Song of Ice and Fire

An article that examines power structures in George R. R. Martin’s novel series.

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“The Evolution of the Arthurian Love Triangle”.

A survey of the evolution of love triangles in contemporary Arthurian rewritings

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Editorials, Reviews, and Essays