Josh Wilson

Joshua Wilson is the editor and publisher of The Fabulist Words & Art.

Neil Gaiman on Gene Wolfe, ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 trailer, all 37 Batman TV villains, comics ‘n’ sci-fi chatter plus ‘Peanuts’ vs. ‘The Thing’

By Josh Wilson / June 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Above: Bruce Pennington’s cover for Wolfe’s “Shadow of the Torturer”) At a time when TV adaptations of classic works of SF/F are coming fast and thick, Neil Gaiman’s appreciation of the late Gene Wolfe‘s most famous work is also a testimonial to the pleasures of simply reading: Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, Gaiman called […]

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“I just don’t want it to be the only thing people know about her”: Elana Levin on Dark Phoenix and Jean Grey as a feminist icon

By Josh Wilson / June 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Comics expert, podcaster and community organizer Elana Levin brings high-level feminist discourse and deep comics in this conversation about one the most powerful women to ever soar out of the four-color medium and into our imagination.

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‘Dark Phoenix’ and the persistence of Jean Grey

By Josh Wilson / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Marvel Girl, Phoenix, Dark Phoenix — Jean Grey is passionate, committed, and enormously powerful as a person. She’s not merely as a hero and a wielder of power, but as a moral force for human actualization.

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It’s a wonderful Apocalypse (review)

By Josh Wilson / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Comedy is hard, especially the written variety, and by that measure alone one would be tempted to wonder how “Good Omens,” a 1990 novel of apocalyptic satire that provides much of the source material for the present-day Amazon TV serial, has any right to be so consistently funny, insightful, and even, by the end of it all, surprisingly poignant.

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When history goes ‘wonderfully wrong’ (review)

By Josh Wilson / May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Review: “The Lucky Strike,” by Kim Stanley RobinsonPM PressISBN: 978-1-60486-085-6128 pages Support independent booksellers buy purchasing this book via IndieBound • Amazon users can get it in paperback and Kindle ebook editions. It takes no small degree of presumption and vision, not to mention technical mastery as a writer, to give history an alternative ending, […]

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Magical escapes in a city of sunlight and shadows (review)

By Josh Wilson / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a sparkling jewel-box of a book is Ellen Klages’ World Fantasy Award-winning “Passing Strange” — full of intricate workings, hidden chambers, privileged glimpses into private and magical lives … and packing a wicked, winking Jack (or is it Jill?)-in-the-box ending.

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