Spidertouch by Alex Thomson – Cover Reveal + Excerpt
 

Spidertouch

Cover Reveal + Excerpt

 
Liminal – Role-playing Game Review
 

Liminal

Role-playing Game Review

 
Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews
 

Seven Deaths of an Empire

ARC Review

 

Spidertouch by Alex Thomson – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Spidertouch by Alex Thomson – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

Today on Fantasy-Faction we are excited to reveal the cover for Alex Thomson’s Spidertouch from Angry Robot. Even better, we have an exclusive preview of Chapter One! But who is Alex Thomson and what is Spidertouch about? Let’s find out! Alex Thomson is the author of Death of a Clone, published in 2018. He lives in […]

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Liminal – Role-playing Game Review

Liminal – Role-playing Game Review 

Concept and Writing: Paul Mitchener Additional Writing: Guy Milner Art and Layout: Jason Behnke Rules Wrangling: Neil Gow Logo and Cartography: Stephanie McAlea Editing: Guy Milner and Elizabeth Behnke Liminal is a slick British urban fantasy RPG, inspired mainly by the Peter Grant series (Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch and the Dresden Files by […]

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Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews

Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews 

History and fantasy have always been easy bedfellows. Rather than just cuddling up under the covers however, Seven Deaths of an Empire wears its influences and heritage proudly, presenting the evidence as a golden standard at the head of a marching legion. Imperial Rome is the template for GR Matthews’ first foray into epic fantasy, […]

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On Character Voice

On Character Voice 

As many of you know, I love science fiction. I originally got into sci-fi through the world of television: Star Trek, Stargate, Firefly. Then when I finally dove into reading sci-fi, I gravitated toward the Hunger Games, the Firefly Serenity comics, and all of Becky Chambers work. Like fantasy, it was inevitable I’d start writing […]

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A List of LGBTQIA+ SFF Authors for Pride

A List of LGBTQIA+ SFF Authors for Pride 

June is Pride Month! And we at Fantasy-Faction are celebrating our favorite LGBTQIA+ authors in SFF! I’ve grouped them by genre, and we hope you can find your next favorite in our list! There are so many amazing authors in this community that I’m sure we’ve missed a bunch. If we’ve missed your favorite let […]

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In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green

In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green 

A while back on the Fantasy-Faction Facebook group, I posted a question asking people to name books with endings that were so good they raised the overall rating of the novel. At the time, I had just finished The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson, which won the 6th Annual SPFBO and which has a […]

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SFF Authors of Asian and Pacific Islander Descent: An Incomplete List

SFF Authors of Asian and Pacific Islander Descent: An Incomplete List 

Good day Factioners! It’s June! I’m sure most of you know this already. I however thought I still had a week of May left. For some reason May always gets away from me. I don’t know why, but it does. This is to say, I meant to post this article last month. And I did […]

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Fate of Madness by Jesse Teller

Fate of Madness by Jesse Teller 

In the 1990s and 2000s, my reading tastes shifted from fantasy to historical fiction, and consequently I not only didn’t read but hadn’t even heard of authors like Steven Erickson and his Malazan Book of the Fallen series. I had grown up reading fantasy, and even though I loved it, I’ll admit to thinking of […]

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The 7th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off – Introductions

The 7th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off – Introductions 

It’s that time of year again Factioners! In the north spring is coming to an end. In the south winter is on its way. And it is time for the 7th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off to begin! We at Fantasy-Faction have been judging the contest since its inception way back in 2015. Along the way […]

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Shadow and Bone: Netflix vs. the Books

Shadow and Bone: Netflix vs. the Books 

The book isn’t better. With one huge caveat. Sucked in by the Grisha with their magical powers and vibrant worldbuilding equal to Game of Thrones, I binged Netflix’s adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone in two days. In the aftermath, I couldn’t help but to pick up the audiobook. And you know that adage, […]

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Rolling Fun in Lockdown

Rolling Fun in Lockdown 

In the UK, throughout the pandemic (which is still going on though cases are declining and vaccinations are being pushed out rapidly), we’ve been through a few “lockdowns” – schools closed, work places closed, people working from home, children learning from home while parents try to keep them on-track (no easy task). A year, just […]

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The 7th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off – Call for Submissions

The 7th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off – Call for Submissions 

[EDIT: Submissions for SPFBO #7 (2021) are now closed! Check back next year if you’d like to enter.] Hello everyone and welcome to 2021’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)! If you’ve been following our site for awhile you probably know about this awesome contest started by author Mark Lawrence. But for those who don’t, let me […]

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