Gandalf

The Cost of Magic

November 30, 2018 Bushi 21

I’ve been thinking lately about magic. In fiction, its treatment varies widely, but I feel like there are a few generalizations I can make. First, I don’t agree with Gita¬†(or Orson Scott Card) that magic must have a price or else be rendered uninteresting. Of course magic should have limitations. […]

Genre Wars: SF & F and Magic

August 14, 2018 Bushi 3

Last week I shared my musings on the divide between scifi and fantasy, and why it’s not the most helpful or natural distinction. Over at pcbushi.com, one of my counterparts has offered a different perspective. In the hottest of takes, he suggests that in Star Wars, the Force is less […]