Some critics have called for JK Rowling to stop writing Harry Potter stories. Say what? Why can't she write whatever she wants?
Best-selling author Yuval Harari recently claimed that free will is a myth, humans are more hackable than ever before, and religion has no place in addressing the scientific and technological challenges of the future. Is he right?
A famous poet and an English critic read J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' and have surprisingly similar things to say about the function of imagination.
In my spare time I write fiction, and I like to listen to medieval and/or fantasy-inspired ambient music while doing so. Here are a few songs and playlists that get me going.
Oh, look. A former Google and Uber engineer who said that studying the past is for the birds and the future is all that matters.
Historian Yuval Noah Harari does not believe religion has anything relevant to say about the technological challenges of the future. His argument reminds me of a passage from an award-winning novel that suggests otherwise.
Insights from three critically-acclaimed authors of fantasy fiction about the intricacies of world building. World building is cool and fun, but it's anything but easy. It takes you to the heart of culture and human nature.