Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

interview with Etherea magazine

An engaging Myth & Magic interview with the editor of the latest Australian speculative fiction magazine — Etherea, for science fiction and fantasy fans!

I’m thrilled to chat with Dr Kristy Sumner of Soul Sisters Paranormal. Kristy is a qualified paranormal investigator.

Collective memory is the bigger and more powerful brother of folk memory and it helps explain faith and belief and a host of glorious mythologies, but collective memory (as a shared set of memories) can also help safeguard & nurture a species whose members can instantaneously & reflectively connect and synchronise with each other. We …

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Hi listeners, readers and authors! I’m overjoyed to be celebrating 100 episodes of Myth & Magic and I thank each and every one of nearly 6,000 listeners who have tuned-in! We reach Episode 100 on Wednesday 22 September… hip-hip hooray! Don’t forget, the show goes out every Wednesday. As part of this week’s centennial festivities …

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From the tales of Owain Glyndŵr, to King Arthur and his knights, this landscape has nourished creative minds across many centuries,..

Wishing is fun. It gives us a sense of calm. Wishes are used in fantasy fiction, myth and fable to “make things happen” that, of course, would never naturally happen without external influence… but what are the rules around wishing? And can wishes be bad for you?

The “sea god” Neptune appeared off the British coast of East Sussex during a marine storm, in July 2021 —

Rha Arayal

Rha discusses poetry and how it can be a therapeutic exercise, she also offers expert guidance on how to write about “intangible concepts” and talks about compulsive writing…

Fantasy author Amanda Fleet

What is adult contemporary fantasy? In this highly entertaining interview with Amanda Fleet, author of the Guardians of The Realm series, we examine the essential ingredients of adult contemporary fantasy. Amanda Fleet is a physiologist by training and teaches science and medicine to undergraduates at St Andrews University in Scotland. While working in the College …

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Fantasy Author Birdy Rivers

Birdy offers helpful advice on world-building and suggests the best ways to modernize a classic fairy tale…