Literature

Writers, actors, librarians, and readers from across the country gather to read some of the great works of Ray Bradbury, born August 22, 1920.  Bradbury, one of the most celebrated writers of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and mystery fiction, was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays, and something close to us here at Heroes […]

You learned them when you were young, you sung them to your children, you may even have fond memories of Humpty Dumpty, three blind mice, or a (baa baa) black sheep, but these stories aren’t what you thought they were.  Behind the sing song meter, gentle voice, and light music that accompanies many nursery rhymes […]

There are many epic people in history, some heroes, some not, Attila the Hun is not a hero, but he sure was epic. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net writes about who he was, what he did, and as part of the lengthy article goes into detail on film, plays, operas and the many musical numbers created […]

Joseph Campbell famously attended a Grateful Dead concert near the end of his life and commented about being reminded of Dionysian festivals. John Bucher, writing at the Joseph Campbell Foundation, briefly reviews some of Campbell’s takes on modern entertainment at the time and its drift away from the mythical and spiritual interests of ancient cultures […]

Andy Serkis will give a continuous live reading of The Hobbit to raise money for two charities, the NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings. “So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown,” he said. “While times are tough, I want to take you on one of the greatest fantasy adventures ever written, […]

Curated music, interviews, news and more from Heroes and Mortals Radio! Presenting the Heroes and Mortals Interview series: PDX Sci-Fi Book Club and The Elven Scholar Tune in below to listen in live! When: Wednesday, April 22 at 4pm PST and Sunday, April 26 at 11am PST Where: https://heroesandmortals.com Interview with Diane from: Portland SCI-FI Book […]

The times we live in are bleak. In an increasingly horrifying world, some turn to horror—a genre that understands their fears—to find solace. Others need something a little different; they need a story that distracts from anxiety rather than confronts it. This list is for those readers, the ones who want to read lush, lovely fantasies […]

In keeping with our curated activities to stay at home we’ve discovered (or rather re-discovered) Elfquest!  If you remember the spectacular art and graphic novels from the late 70’s created by Wendy and Richard Pini then you’ll be pretty psyched to find out they’re releasing free PDF’s of their work as a coloring book.  For […]

According to the New York Daily News as of Wednesday, March 25th, Netflix has been crashing.  Mostly in Europe, but people in the U.S. have been experiencing outages.  Another option is to, gasp, read a book.  However with the increasing popularity of audio books Audible has seen a spike in commerce.  Whilst the $14.95 a […]

X Minus One was an American half-hour science fiction radio drama series that broadcast from April 1955 to January 1958 on NBC. Known for high production values in adapting stories from the leading American authors of the era. X Minus One was described as one of the finest offerings of American radio drama and one of the […]


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