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  • Books
    Books

    Book Review: Blood of An Exile

    - by Buanzo

    ‘Flawless’ Bershad is an exiled noble, banished for a heinous act: the massacre of Almiran rebels and their families. He is forced to become a dragon slayer and to wander the realm, facing these terrible and beautiful creatures in single combat until eventually one of them wins and he dies.

  • Video Games
    Video Games

    Two Knights and their Hollow Souls

    - by Buanzo

    Dark Souls and Hollow Knight are two brilliant, but very different, games with some common themes. How similar are the worlds of Lordran and Hallownest, and how deep do those similarities go?

  • Thinkpiece
    Thinkpiece

    Breaking the law: How fantastic is too far?

    - by Buanzo

    Good stories invoke and involve the imagination of the audience. Whether we prefer magic, futuristic technology or the impossible and inexplicable power of something that came from the shadows, ultimately we, as readers, are accepting the narrative of the writer and escaping the real world to envisage the scenes of their fiction.

  • Video Games
    Video Games

    Promising the Stars: The three big space games of the 2010s

    - by Buanzo

    In the first half of this decade, three games came along that promised something no game had offered before: the opportunity to fly freely through space and land on and explore planets, on foot and in a spaceship. The stories of those games have become some of the industry’s most dramatic narratives. Now, in 2019, we ask, how close have these games come to delivering on their promises?

  • Thinkpiece
    Thinkpiece

    H.P. Lovecraft, 100 years on

    - by Buanzo

    A century after publication, the works of H. P. Lovecraft continue to influence popular media. His were tales that disturbed the mind and enthralled the senses. However, in his time he was a virtual nobody. He is neither as influential nor as well-known as literary goliaths like J. R. R. Tolkien or his idol Edgar Allan Poe; yet from his imagination was birthed an entirely new sub-genre: the cosmic horror story.

  • Interview
    Interview

    Interview: Isaac Childres creator of Gloomhaven

    - by Buanzo

    Every month, Parallel Worlds will feature an interview with an amazing content creator or personality working in science fiction, fantasy or horror. This month, we have Isaac Childres, head of Cephalofair Games and the maker of Gloomhaven — the massive and amazing board game that started life as a crowdfunding project.