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Superhuman strength, invisibility, flight, the ability to shoot webs—these are just a few of the fantastical elements common in superhero fiction, a subgenre of speculative fict...

Nov 13, 2019


Imagine a book that combines the dense worldbuilding of fantasy and science fiction with the gritty grounded reality of contemporary novels set in New York City, Los Angeles, or...

Nov 13, 2019


Alpaca fleece is one of the most prized natural fibers in the world, and a favorite material for luxury fashion designers and hand knitters alike. The extremely soft, lightweigh...

Nov 8, 2019


Mohair is one of the most prized natural fibers. It is used to create everything from high-end sweaters and accessories to carpets and upholstery. Made from the coats of Angora ...

Nov 8, 2019


As a composer, your relationship with a director is among the most important professional relationships you’ll have on a film project. Once you’ve earned a director’s trust, you...

Nov 8, 2019


What will life be like at the end of the world? Will the United States of America be a dystopian failed state, ruled by zombies reeling from nuclear war? Will we be ill from a m...

Nov 8, 2019


Many twenty-first century readers are familiar with the genre of dystopian fiction, in which stories are set in bleak worlds where the future has gone off the rails. Fortunately...

Nov 8, 2019


Writing an entire book can be a daunting task, especially for new writers. It requires hard work, extreme ambition, and intense discipline. Even for successful writers of bestse...

Nov 7, 2019


Some of the most compelling stories we tell as human beings are not about humans at all. For most of human history, people have told stories in which animals or inanimate object...

Nov 7, 2019