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Fantasy Magazine is an online magazine focusing exclusively on fantasy fiction. In its pages, you will find all types of fantasy—from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales…MoreFantasy Magazine is an online magazine focusing exclusively on fantasy fiction. In its pages, you will find all types of fantasy—from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales…and anything and everything in between. Fantasy Magazine is entertainment for the intelligent genre reader—we publish stories of the fantastic that make us think, and tell us what it is to be human. And in our September 2011 issue...Even when things are working just like clockwork, sometimes there is still room for error—and even love. Megan Arkenberg creates a magical realm thats ready to teach Lessons from a Clockwork Queen.Beneath the smog and grit, David Brothers looks at the steampunk genre and sees a cleaner, kinder sort of world. Find out why in his article Steampunk and the Architecture of Idealism.Ever get tired of all the annoying chit-chat going on around you? In Jonathan Lethems story, Using It and Losing It, one man discovers a permanent escape from the rigors of conversation.Most Americans only take foreign languages because their school makes them. But in the wide world of science fiction and fantasy, it pays to know more than just English! David Salo researches the role of created languages in genre fiction in his article The Language of Fantasy.In Carrie Vaughns The Nymphs Child, a mother wonders if she can discourage her daughters dreams of piracy and adventure—because she knows firsthand what heartbreak life on the high seas can lead to.Every wonder just why being a pirate is so great? In their article Ten Reasons To Be a Pirate, John Baur and Mark Summers, the creators of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, explain just why a pirates life is for just about everybody.Sometimes were condemned to repeat the same mistake over and over again. James Alan Gardner paints a genre-blurring image of temptation and regret in Three Damnations: A Fugue.In our feature interview, Leigh Butler talks with bestselling author Brandon Sanderson about finishing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, what makes an epic epic, and Sandersons laws of magic.