Announcing the winner of the XVII International Contest of Fantastic Microcount miNatura 2019: IN THE CABINET OF DOCTOR TULP by Josep Maria Calverol LLauro ( of Spain)
The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.
What better topic to choose for my New Year’s Eve post, than Fireworks!
An overview of the British Film Institute’s Classic Film Series for science fiction, from Palgrave/MacMillan
Meet grandmother Buluku, Ogum the warrior, Oxossi the hunter, Oxumare the rainbow snake, Babalu Aye the leper who heals infectious diseases, and Exu, Papa Legba or Baron Samedi: trickster, guide of spirits, devil on the crossroads.
Oxum represents all the traditionally feminine values. But she is also patron of witches.
I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon…
Male gods of storm and thunder exist in many pagan religions. It is more unusual to see the powers of sky and weather personified as a female. It is said that in battle, Oya always goes ahead of Xangó, just like lightning precedes thunder.
Yemanja, Yemoja, Yemalla, Janaína – the Mother of Waters is one of the main goddesses, of various Afro-American religions – Santería, Voodoo, Candomblé – which evolved from African deities grafted onto Catholic saints.
An upcoming book release event – in Sao Paulo
SBC Geek Festival August 25th Cultural Center Neighborhood Baeta Neves. Plaza St. Joseph, s / n º, Baeta Neves.
Bendições from Brazil! By the time this post goes live, I will have been in this lovely country for two whole weeks, and will be getting ready to head back Stateside. But being here has got me thinking a lot about culture and self-education and my relationship with the media that I consume. My last […]
Michiko to Hatchin is as good as Cowboy Bebop. There, I said it. It’s also as good as Serial Experiments Lain and Neon Genesis Evangelion, but Bebop is the important comparison here. Did you enjoy the interplay we saw between Eastern and Western culture in Bebop? Did you enjoy the (now iconic) soundtrack? Did you […]
Let’s talk about death. As we meander our way through one subplot to the next, it’s something we typically don’t discuss much. Death is the ignored truth waiting for all of us at some point, it’s lovingly inevitable and deeply invested in each one of us. For many, myself included, the existence of Death is […]