Episode 151 – Borderlands Series

Join us as we take a look at the Borderlands series, exploring its roots in urban fantasy, Celtic fairy stories, and the concepts of heterotopias!

If you’ve ever wanted to run away to fairyland, this one’s for you! We’re talking about the Borderlands series, a shared-world fantasy series about art, magic, and building the world you want to see. Naturally, we’re talking about the history of Celtic fairy stories, heterotopias, and the roots of urban fantasy.

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

Dreaming Into Being: Liminal Spaces in Charles de Lint’s Young Adult Mythic Fiction by Terri Doughty

Sacred Cities: Charles de Lint’s Newford Books and the Mythologizing of the North American Urban Landscape by Cat Ashton

Urban Fantasy: A Literature of the Unseen by Stefan Ekman

Bordertown, Behind-the-Scenes by Jane Yolen and Will Shetterly

Running Away to Bordertown by Janni Lee Simner

The Portable Border: Site-Specificity, Art, and the U. S.-Mexico Frontier by Claire F. Fox

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