Beneath the Sugar Sky Review

    An Abundance of Candy! Beneath the Sugar Sky is the third novella in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. For those new to this series, Every Heart a Doorway, the first book and Hugo/Nebula Award-winning novella, features a boarding school for children who have fallen into magical …

Review of the Year – Just-Us League 2017

The Just-Us League have had a great year! Not only did we start our website and blog, but lots of our members have published books and stories, some for the very first time. We’ve released our first three anthologies, From the Stories of Old (December 2016), Between Heroes and Villains …

Fictional Festivals

Writing fiction is hard. Writing fantasy can be even harder. Fully immersing your reader in your made-up world can sometimes seem impossible. How do you fit all that world building into your story without overwhelming or scaring off readers? One trick I was taught is to use reality to inspire …

Ten Amazing Fantasy & Sci-Fi Weapons

Fantasy weapons are awesome in many ways. Many are unique, and they all have different strengths and weaknesses. Below, I’ve chosen some of my favourite, and assessed their relative usefulness. Which will be the top weapon? Read on to find out!   The Proton Pack What it is: a handheld …

Ninjas & Samurais: Weapons in Japan

Our resident American-in-Japan, Corinne Morier, is here to tell us about Japanese weapons!   I studied Japanese language and culture in university, and during my four years there and three years since, I’ve studied quite a few aspects of Japanese culture, such as manners, idioms, history, and pop culture. But …