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TheoFantastique Podcast 4.1 (2013): An Interview with Ytasha Womack on her book 'Afrofuturism'

In a previous post I've drawn attention to October is Black Speculative Fiction Month, and Afrofutrism. Now I am pleased to present an interview with Ytasha L. Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (Lawrence Hill Books, 2013). Womack defines Afrofutrism by citing Ingrid LaFleur "as a way of imagining […]

Titles of Interest: Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the 1970s

I have previously enjoyed many of the volumes by John Kenneth Muir, and was even privileged to provide some content to his book Horror Films of the 1990s. He just released a new book titled Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the 1970s. The Amazon description reads: Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the 1970s […]

Call for Submissions - The Guillermo Guide: Inside del Toro’s World of Gods and Monsters

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting people currently involved in genre in its various expressions. He is an artist who embodies his art that comes as a result of his creative passions and deep reflection. One of the elements that make him so interesting is critical reflection on various elements that contribute […]

Guillermo del Toro on his personal religion and monsters as metaphors

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting contemporary people working in genre. He brings a philosophical, mythical, and religious depth to reflection on the material as revealed in these video clips.

'In the Flesh:' Social Rehabiliation after "Partially Deceased Syndrome"

I recently became aware of a television three-part series on the BBC that presents a fascinating twist on zombies, called In the Flesh. The program's website provides a summary of the plotline: In The Flesh is an exciting new three-part drama for BBC Three that tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and […]

Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott on 'TV Horror: Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen'

I have had a long-time interest in horror on television, and have discussed specific aspects of it previously on this blog. With this post we take up the topic again, through an interview with Lorna Jowett and Stacy Abbott, authors of the wonderful volume TV Horror: Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen (I.B. […]

2nd Symposium at Emory on Zombies and 'Zombethics'

I was privileged to be a part of the first Symposium by the Emory Center for Ethics on Zombies and 'Zombethics,' where I made a brief presentation via Skype as part of a panel.  I am pleased to see the second symposium for 2014.

Kevin Grevioux on Blacks in Science Fiction and Biblical Influences on 'I, Frankenstein'

There is a very interesting piece at thegrio.com titled "'I, Frankenstein' writer discusses lack of black filmmakers in science fiction." This topic is worthy of discussion anytime, but most assuredly in October which is Afrofuturism month. The article shares the thoughts of genre writer and actor Kevin Grevioux, known previously for work on the Underworld […]

PayPal Donation Button Added

Yesterday a friend of mine mentioned that a writer and blogger he enjoys has a PayPal donation button on his site, and he suggested that I do the same. Why not? TheoFantastique has been fortunate to find its niche and to reach a unique audience. If you enjoy the posts, writing, commentary, interviews, and the […]

Halloween and Fantastic Art by Grayson Fogg at The Autumnlands

From time to time this blog has explored art related to genre and Halloween, and with this post I want to promote the work of an artist I just discovered. This piece is titled "Halloween Frolics," found at Etsy.com by Grayson Fogg of The Autumlands, a great piece for this holiday season. Here is the […]

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