The latest issue of Fafnir, the Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, is now available. The English language content includes a paper on ecological themes in fantasy, and a fascinating examination of gender and magic in Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. There’s also a paper on Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, and a number of book reviews. I’m pleased to see that Jyrki Korpua has completed his doctoral thesis, which is on Constructive Mythopoetics In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium. Well done Jyrki! There’s a link to the thesis in Fafnir for any Tolkien scholars out there who may be interested.