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Authors Should Tell Us When They're Being Symbolic Up Front

By Janet ManleyNovember 26, 2013
Before SparkNotes were around to pick apart the major motifs in literature, a student, Bruce McAllister, wrote letters to famous... More  →
Authors Should Tell Us When They're Being Symbolic Up Front

Books or eBooks? We say: Yes, Please!

By Beth MishlerJune 14, 2012
Writer Jonathan Franzen made headlines awhile back when he dissed eBooks, saying they don’t have the same degree of permanence as plain... More  →
Books or eBooks? We say: Yes, Please!

A Sparkler Eulogy for Ray Bradbury

By ContributorJune 6, 2012
Every time an author dies, a heavily populated planet in another galaxy combusts. Well…hopefully not, but it still really stinks when a literary... More  →
A Sparkler Eulogy for Ray Bradbury

Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Ray Bradbury, 91, Passes Away

By Will RossJune 6, 2012
In sad news for geeks everywhere, award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy author Ray Bradbury passed away today in California. He was 91... More  →
Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Ray Bradbury, 91, Passes Away

The Triumph of the Short Story

By Lindsay PuvelMay 27, 2011
I used to hate short stories. To me, the short story was a pale imitation of the novel—essentially, an unfinished thought, a... More  →
The Triumph of the Short Story

The Best Scary Stories to Read on Halloween

By ContributorOctober 14, 2010
peaceonearth34 shares her fantastic picks for fall reading! —Sparkitors The days are getting shorter,... More  →
The Best Scary Stories to Read on Halloween