A Different Kind of Hero
 

A Different Kind of Hero

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Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions!
 

Gemmell Winners Announced!

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Don Drake to return…
 

Don Drake to return...

3rd Burned Man Novel Confirmed!

 

A Different Kind of Hero

A Different Kind of Hero 

The heroes in our novels come in all shapes and sizes. Their nature and actions are crafted at the whim of the author. Some heroes are larger than life, giant personalities with immense powers, while others are regular people thrust into grand events. Some are born great, chosen by destiny and circumstance, others make their […]

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Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions!

Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions! 

Just a quick post this morning to let you all know who the winners of the David Gemmell Legend Awards are and provide you with a quick snap shot of their individual social media reactions. Mark Lawrence took the Best Novel Award for the second time for The Liar’s Key! Jason Chan took the Best Cover Art […]

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Don Drake to return…

Don Drake to return… 

Our very good friends at Angry Robot Books have treated us, this weekend, to the news that they’ve signed and confirmed the third book in Peter McLean’s Burned Man trilogy, Damnation. They’ve even got a synopsis ready (to prove it’s a real thing… check it out): Shambolic demon-hunting hitman Don Drake is teetering on the edge of […]

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Gender and Stereotyping in Fantasy – Part Five: Bisexuality

Gender and Stereotyping in Fantasy – Part Five: Bisexuality 

When we talk about queer character representation, there’s letters of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum that get left behind, for whatever reason. With Bisexuality Visibility Week’s focus directing the spotlight, now seemed as good a time as any to explore the characters in SFF who identify (or are clearly identifiable) as bisexual. But first, a working definition: […]

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews 

This review contains spoilers for Magic Binds and the previous books in the series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the books. I am torn. This was an epic installment in terms of revelations. I know the series is winding up (this is book 9 of 10, I believe), and things are […]

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Six Scenes With Jesper

Six Scenes With Jesper 

The wonderful Leigh Bardugo has a hugely anticipated novel coming out soon: Crooked Kingdom. It’s the sequel to what many consider one of last year’s very best novels, Six of Crows. Again, Game of Thrones will meet Ocean’s Eleven as the six characters we know and love attempt to survive their success and make their […]

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Marc Turner Interview

Marc Turner Interview 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’re stupendously excited to host Marc Turner, author of the epic fantasy series The Chronicles of the Exile. It’s no secret that we have a soft spot for this series. After all, it wasn’t too long ago when the Overlord himself expounded on the awesomeness of book two, Dragon Hunters. And it […]

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50 Years of Star Trek

50 Years of Star Trek 

Let me make this clear from the start; I wasn’t alive when the first episode of Star Trek was broadcast on the BBC. The last episode (discounting the ‘banned’ episodes – in the 70s the BBC was not as ‘enlightened’ as it is now… maybe) was aired 7 months before I was born. Now that’s […]

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Red Tide by Marc Turner

Red Tide by Marc Turner 

“What was she thinking? This couldn’t be murder; this was war. Killing wasn’t murder if you stole the victim’s country while you were at it.” Marc Turner is without doubt one of the most talented fantasy authors to have debuted in recent years. His latest offering, Red Tide, is the thrilling third chapter in the […]

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Gollancz have gone mad!

Gollancz have gone mad! 

Just a very quick post to let you know that a ton of titles from Gollancz (including some new, highly-anticipated ones) are just 99p on the Kindle here in the UK to celebrate the upcoming GollanczFest. Authors such as Abercrombie, Pinborough, Lynch, Harris, Sykes, Rothfuss, de Bodard, Sanderson, Cameron, Aaronovitch and so many more are […]

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Where do you get your ideas from?

Where do you get your ideas from? 

Sometimes out of the mouths, well hands, of babes and sucklings it seems… It’s a question many writers dread and I think it’s because it’s so hard to give any sort of concrete answer. Mostly. I mean, they come from anywhere and everywhere. They pop into your head unbidden (inspired by something you’ve seen or […]

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Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan 

Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber: Prince Dracula himself. Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, […]

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