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The Alternative Reality Web Zine


ARWZ Literary Zine is currently accepting submissions of original Articles. ARWZ is friendly to previously unpublished writers in all of our features. For more information, please read our General Submission Guidelines as well as our Articles specific guidelines.
Featured Articles

10/10/06: Author Q&A with David Thomas Lord
Original Session: 7/25/06 to 8/1/06
Author David Thomas Lord recently visited the ARWZ Community Forums to answer questions from fans and ARWZ readers in an Interactive Q&A.

9/26/06: Top 10 Science Fiction Films
Compiled by ARWZ Editors
Voting in our latest Top 10 list of the Best Science Fiction Films was the most contentious yet. Classic and contemporary favorites were in hot pursuit of one another as ARWZ readers and associates voted for their favorite cinematic Science Fiction experiences.

9/12/06: Interview with Kate Elliott
Interview by S.K. Slevinski
With the publication of her latest book, Crown of Stars, author Kate Elliott delivers on the promises of a decade of storytelling.

8/29/06: H. G. Lewis: The Return of the Godfather of Gore
Article by Nickolas Cook
Herschell Gordon Lewis, known to legions of horror fans as "The Godfather of Gore", is renowned for his outre splatter films—a gory exploitation cinema that changed the way Americans viewed their violence.

8/15/06: Interview with Jennifer Fallon
Interview by S.K. Slevinski
Australian fantasist Jennifer Fallon proves that adventure stories about kings and warriors, magic and gods, needn't be cliché, and that her characters can will the story forward without an evil dark lord in sight!

8/1/06: Reading List Column: Anime
Article by Andrea Johnson
Never heard of anime? Think it's weird? Fear not, here's a list of "must see" anime movies (and some tv shows) for the curious, along with some favorites for the seasoned fan.

7/4/06: Author Q&A with John Shors
Original Session: 6/6/06 to 6/12/06
Author John Shors recently visited the ARWZ Community Forums to answer questions from fans and ARWZ readers in an Interactive Q&A.

6/20/06: Reading List Column: Historical Fantasy
Article by S.K. Slevinski
Increasingly, fantasy novels have been ignoring wizards, unicorns, elves and fairies in favor of human characters and milieus inspired by real-life historical settings. Magic is put on the back burner while character conflicts and political entanglements drive the story.

6/6/06: Interview with John Shors
Interview by Violet Kane
In his debut novel, Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors combines poetry, love and history for a tale captivating to alternative reality and mainstream readers alike.

5/23/06: Top Ten Characters
Compiled by ARWZ Editors
Voting in our latest Top 10 list of the Best Characters in alternative reality fiction was any character's game. The votes were split across a wide range of choices, and among multiple characters in favorite books and films. ARWZ readers and associates nominated nearly three hundred of their favorite protagonists, anti-heroes, sidekicks, villains... not to mention those who defy categorization.

4/25/06: Interview with David Thomas Lord
Interview by Violet Kane
As any good writer knows, inspiration is everywhere. But so is David Thomas Lord. He will be going on tour shortly to promote his second Bound installment, Bound in Flesh, due to be released in August 2006...

4/11/06: Author Q&A with Christopher Golden
Original Session: 3/7/06 to 3/13/06
Author Christopher Golden recently visited the ARWZ Community Forums to answer questions from fans and ARWZ readers in an Interactive Q&A.

3/28/06: Author Q&A with Tim Lebbon
Original Session: 2/28/06 to 3/6/06
Author Tim Lebbon recently visited the ARWZ Community Forums to answer questions from fans and ARWZ readers in an Interactive Q&A.

2/28/06: Interview with Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon
Authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon met up recently and, over a few beers, chatted about their new novels out now from Bantam Spectra.

1/3/06: Top Ten Speculative Fiction Novels of All Time.
Compiled by ARWZ Editors
In our first Top Ten List Project undertaken since the founding of ARWZ Magazine, the results were unprecendented. ARWZ readers and associates nominated nearly two hundred of their favorite novels and trilogies.

12/8/05: The Lineage of Convention in the Modern Fantasy Genre.
by S.K. Slevinski
The very nature of "genre" implies that conventions will be used. The modern genre of fantasy is no exception. Tolkien hand-picked conventions from an existing body of world literature to use in his books. The ones he picked survived into the genre of fantasy we see today.

9/2/05: Top Ten Fantasy Authors Publishing Today.
To celebrate the advent of ARWZ Literary Zine, we have decided to reprint this list for new readers to appreciate (or argue with). Here you will find our list of the Top Ten Fantasy Authors Publishing Today, originally compiled in April 2001.

8/25/05: Top Ten Speculative Fiction Authors of All Time.
As many long time members will recall, back in 2001, ARWZ membership undertook the ambitious project of collectively compiling Top Ten lists of our favorite authors in speculative fiction.


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