Books

Review: Strange Ways by Gray Williams

Often, fantastical worlds are used as allegories to discuss real-world issues, from behind a shield of magic or sci-fi flavour. The book Flatland comes to mind; in a society of two-dimensional shapes, a fellow named A. Square (a hilarious pun on the author’s initials) meets a circle that… changes size!…
Ben Potts
October 28, 2020
Tabletop Games

Gamesmasterclass: they know more than me

One of the things I always dread most about acting as gamesmaster is encountering the player (or players) that know more about a subject than I do. It’s almost universal that each player will know more than me about something, so it’s, sadly, a dread I have to face frequently.…
Chris Cunliffe
October 26, 2020
Thinkpiece

AI alert

From global warming to meteoric impact, from plague-induced extinction to nuclear armageddon; humanity’s collective imaginations have conjured up a massive cast of what we call ‘existential threats’: forces so dangerous that they might bring an end to our entire species. Some of these concepts are more scientific than others —…
Ben Potts
September 7, 2020
Event

Review: Fantasycon 2019

The great and the good of British fantasy converge once a year at this autumnal gathering of writers, publishers, artists, and agents. Last year, for the first time — and not before time — the event organisers ventured north of the border, to Clydebank near Glasgow. The first Fantasycon was…
Tom Grundy
January 25, 2020

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For those captivated by ‘what if?’ and those for whom this world is not enough, Parallel Worlds is a monthly magazine focused on the greatest in escapist media today. Whether it’s tabletop, role-playing, or videogames; or the latest in science fiction and fantasy literature – we are your companion to the worlds of elsewhere.

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