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  A chance meeting with the Card family leads to new manga series

  Beasts, Boy Scouts, and a Kitty Named Jacko

  Characters We Love To Hate

 Jekyll and Hyde, Now and Forever


  More Stories

Wheel of Time News

  Leigh Butler’s Wheel of Time reread continues with Knife of Dreams

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by Brandon Sanderson

by Nicole “Coco” Marrow and Laura Hayden

by Edward Lazellari

by Max Allan Collins

by Steven Erikson

by Robert Gleason

by David Weber

by Blake Charlton

by Marie Brennan

Laddertop Volume 1 by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card; art by Honoel A. IbardolazaA chance meeting with the Card family leads to new manga series

By Jason DeAngelis

Attending the San Diego Comic-Con is like being jammed into a sweaty, Tokyo subway car during rush hour—for five days straight. A couple years ago, amidst all the convention chaos, I felt a great whoosh of fresh air when I first met Orson Scott Card at the Tor/Seven Seas booth. In our conversation, I learned that Card’s youngest daughter is a big manga fan.



Down the Mysterly River by Bill WillinghamBeasts, Boy Scouts, and a Kitty Named Jacko

By Bill Willingham

Down the Mysterly River came about chiefly because of my love of talking animal stories: everything from the old French “beast tales” of Reynard and Joel Chandler Harris’ Uncle Remus stories, to the more modern tales like Jack London’s Call of the Wild, C.S. Lewis’s tales of Narnia, Orwell’s Animal Farm and all the way to Richard Adams’s Watership Down. It was inevitable I’d try to do my own talking animal story someday.



Eyes to See by Joseph NassiseCharacters We Love To Hate

By Joseph Nassise

Captain Ahab. Gollum. Holden Caulfield. Professor Moriarty.  Literature is full of characters that we just love to hate. Characters that infuriate us, that cause us to rant and rave, that have us cheering on the opposition even when they are the villains of the story. The types of characters that get under the skin and into the blood, that work their way to your heart with means both mysterious and powerful, making them irresistible along the way. The type of characters that, in the end, we remember long after the story is done.



A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by Kevin MacNeilJekyll and Hyde, Now and Forever

By Alex Bledsoe

I recently read Kevin MacNeil’s jaunty novel A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, and it got me thinking about the many variations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic good/evil dichotomy. More specifically, why do we ascribe all the powerful qualities—strength, determination, even enjoyment—to the evil side of our natures? Why is good depicted as weak and helpless?



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