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Mad Max delivers

Mad Max delivers

Tom Knighton/Contributor When anyone talks about post-apocalyptic movies, the first names people mention aren’t things like the film version of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.   No, it’s six simple words: Mad Max.  Decades after Mel Gibson went toe to toe with Tina Turner in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, we finally have a new installment of the […]

5 Common Armor Misconceptions

Like many of you, I’ve been a fan of fantasy fiction for years. While I love Larry Correia and Jim Butcher’s urban fantasy, I’m still partial to the old heroic and epic varieties as well. There’s just something about dwarves in armor with their mighty axes, elves with their bows, and evil just beyond the […]

Confessions of an Angry Beige Nerd

Recently, some folks have argued against “angry white males” being part of fandom and a whole bunch of other things, some of which weren’t very nice. We at Otherwhere Gazette decided that, in the interest of fairness, would take the opportunity to talk to the Angry Beige Nerd. (We wouldn’t want to get accused of racism […]

Why the Hugo Awards are irrelevant

Why the Hugo Awards are irrelevant

Allegedly, the Hugo Awards are one of the two most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy. Ask any Hugo winner, and I’m sure they’ll regal you with the importance of their little rocket ship trophy. To paraphrase Vice President Biden, it’s a big f-ing deal! Except that they’re not. The Hugo Awards are fan […]