Monday, May 19, 2008

Blog Tour - MindFlights Magazine

This month's CSFF Blog Tour features a new fantasy zine of speculative fiction with a spiritual component: MindFlights.

MindFlights is a new magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction brought to you by Double-Edged Publishing. It's a combining of two award-winning magazines - Dragons, Knights, and Angels and The Sword Review - into one frequently-updated, high-quality magazine.

Participants in this month's blog tour include:
Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Jackie Castle
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Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Kameron M. Franklin
Beth Goddard
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Michael Heald
Christopher Hopper
Joleen Howell
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Terri Main
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Pamela Morrisson
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Steve Rice
Ashley Rutherford
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Rachelle Sperling
Stuart Stockton
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Robert Treskillard
Linda Wichman
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise


  1. Thanks, Lyn.

    So, I have a question. How would you define "sword and sorcery" fantasy? I thought it was simply stories that utilized those features, but in another group, a writer much more widely read in fantasy than I had a different take on it. I've referred to my writing as sword-and-sorcery before, but now I'm wondering if that's a mislabel.


  2. I have to admit that I quickly get lost when it comes to labeling genres - there seem to be so many sets and subsets that it's first, difficult to keep track of them all! (lol), and second, someone will always feel they've been mis-labeled.

    So my remedy (probably more for me than others) is to use broad enough labels that at least point in a general direction the story is heading. But if someone self-describes his/her story as a certain genre, I'll try to go with the author's opinion as he/she probably knows that story better than me! :-)

    But to answer your question, "sword and sorcery" in my mind, is high fantasy (medieval'ish, but not necessarily) with fighting, adventure, wizards, and quests. Does that fit your writing? What's your definition of S&S? :-)


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