Event Review: George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb in conversation
 

George & Robin in London

Event Review & Recap

 
The Sword – Fantasy’s Weapon of Choice
 

Swords - Fantasy's Weapons of Choice

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The Liveship Traders Series by Robin Hobb (no spoilers)
 

The Liveship Traders Series

Spoiler Free Review

 

Event Review: George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb in conversation

Event Review: George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb in conversation 

Lets face it, in the UK, how many chances are we going to have the opportunity to see two of Fantasy’s greatest authors, George R.R. Martin and Robin, under one roof? The answer is ‘very few’. We, British Fantasy fans, have been spoilt over the last few years. We’ve had two ‘world’ fantasy / science-fiction […]

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The Sword – Fantasy’s Weapon of Choice

The Sword – Fantasy’s Weapon of Choice 

If you open a fantasy book, or even think of watching one of the fantasy epics on TV, you will know that fantasy is not complete without some form of weapon. Many people out there tend to ignore the weapons that their favourite heroes use in the genre. To me the weapons actually make up […]

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The Liveship Traders Series by Robin Hobb (no spoilers)

The Liveship Traders Series by Robin Hobb (no spoilers) 

Credit goes to Robin Hobb for doing something new and challenging. Miles (literally) away from the medieval workings of the Six Duchies, Hobb undertakes sea serpents, pirates, talking ships and a host of new mysteries in her nautical themed second trilogy. Though it doesn’t have the same accessibility or emotional impact as Fitzchivalry’s story, it […]

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Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part Two

Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part Two 

Welcome back to part two of our interview with professional editor Abigail Nathan of Bothersome Words Writing and Editing Services. In this section we talk more about working with writers and publishers. If you missed Part One, you can read it here. You obviously deal with a lot of fiction in your line of work. […]

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The Evolution of the Fantasy-Faction Anthology Cover Art

The Evolution of the Fantasy-Faction Anthology Cover Art 

They’re here! The limited first editions of the Fantasy-Faction Anthology have landed in the UK and the US!    Making this anthology was a labor of love for all involved and we would like to once again thank all the amazing authors that donated stories and congratulate and thank the contest winners for their participation. […]

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Character Immersion And The Narrative Voice

Character Immersion And The Narrative Voice 

The protagonists in a story are the reader’s window into the world, and getting the narrative voice of your character right is one of the hardest techniques to master. If you can really ground the narrative in the character’s POV (point of view) the reader will by fully immersed in the story and it will […]

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2014 Hugo Award Winners

2014 Hugo Award Winners 

The winners of the 2014 Hugo Awards were presented today in a ceremony at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, in London. Hosts Geoff Ryman and Justina Robson presented the Hugo trophies, with bases designed by Joy Alyssa Day, to this year’s winners. And the 2014 Hugo Award winners are: Best Novel Ancillary […]

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A Matter of Perspective by Jeff Salyards

A Matter of Perspective by Jeff Salyards 

A few months back, I was lucky enough to be sent a review copy of Jeff Salyards’s first novel, . As well as an excellent premise, what really struck me was the rather unusual form of narrative that Jeff chose to tell his tale. For those who haven’t read the book, Jeff’s protagonist is a […]

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Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part One

Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part One 

“There is no good writing, only good rewriting.” The writers among you will have heard this many times. Likely you’ve heard different variations of it, but the message is the same: First drafts are about getting something down on paper. It will be rough. It will probably stink. But it’s simply part of the process. […]

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The Fair Folk edited by Marvin Kaye

The Fair Folk edited by Marvin Kaye 

I have no doubt that those of you reading this have a fair sized book collection and can admit to owning at least a few novels on your shelves that, perhaps, are coated in a thick layer of dust. These poor little guys have generally been purchased on a whim while just “taking a look” […]

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San Diego Comicon 2014 Report

San Diego Comicon 2014 Report 

I got lucky once more this year and managed to join the mass nerd migration to the San Diego Comic Convention. As always, the lines go for miles (literally) and it’s the worst place to be if one isn’t somewhat comfortable moving in an extremely close mass of humanity. There is way too much for […]

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Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis – Series Review

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis – Series Review 

Kat, Incorrigible is a fun and charming series of children’s historical fantasy books combining magic, adventure, romance and the Regency period, and I’d highly recommend them to both children and adults who are looking for a quick and very enjoyable read! The first book is either Kat, Incorrigible or A Most Improper Magick, depending on […]

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