The growing appeal of children’s literature reflects a broader cultural shift as the taste gap between generations collapses. Pop culture today—from frothy hit songs to clever Pixar movies—increasingly caters to both parents and kids.Continue reading
MIND MELD: What is the Literary Appeal of Gods, Goddesses and Myths? This week on The SF Signal Mind Meld, the Melders got mythical:
Q: Gods, Goddesses and Myths: From Rick Riordan to Dan Simmons, the popularity of Gods, Goddesses and Mythology, especially but not limited to Classical Greco-Roman and Norse mythology seems as fresh as ever. What is the appeal and power of mythological figures, in and out of their normal time? What do they bring to genre fiction?