Oh, actually, 8 Seasons…
 

Oh, actually, 8 Seasons...

Game of Thrones Season 6, 7 & 8

 
Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith
 

Radiant

Review

 
Fantastical Biology – Part Eight: Fantasy Diseases
 

Fantasy Diseases

Fantastical Biology – Part Eight

 

Oh, actually, 8 Seasons…

Oh, actually, 8 Seasons… 

In what I see as a complete U-Turn, HBO’s President, Michael Lombardo, he is now saying that Game of Thrones will go at least eight seasons. I must admit that this does genuinely frustrate me as a fan of the television series. For years HBO and the writers have told us that they’ve always planned for […]

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Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith 

Karina Sumner-Smith’s debut novel is an edgy tale of friendship and the dark economies of magic. She twists traditional fantasy elements in utterly unique ways and creates an overall enjoyable read. Xhea lives on the rough streets of the Lower City, below the floating towers of the City where those with innate magic trade and […]

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Fantastical Biology – Part Eight: Fantasy Diseases

Fantastical Biology – Part Eight: Fantasy Diseases 

When creating a believable fantasy world, we often focus on things like politics, religion, culture; but there’s a tiny (microscopic, in fact) detail that can flesh out a story world and be used to create tension and conflict. Protagonists in fantasy novels often get cuts and bruises, or spend a few nights camping in the […]

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Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin Interview

Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin Interview 

In honor of the launch of Iron & Blood, we thought we would ask bestselling author Gail Z. Martin and co-author Larry N. Martin to interview each other about their new steampunk adventure and the perils and possibilities of being a married author team. Gail: So Larry, what have you liked best about publishing, and […]

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Jennifer Williams reveals cover for ‘The Silver Tide’

Jennifer Williams reveals cover for ‘The Silver Tide’ 

The recent British Fantasy Award nominee, Jennifer Williams, has released the cover of her upcoming novel, The Silver Tide. It is the third in a trilogy of books – The Copper Promise & The Iron Ghost coming before it – and the good news is we can confirm what you are all hoping: it, just […]

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Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews 

Just when I think the series can’t get any better, I am proven wrong. Boy, was I wrong. One would expect book number eight in the series to be simply another entertaining read that one comes to expect from this husband and wife writing team. One would be wrong. As the title suggests, there is […]

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Michael J. Martinez Interview

Michael J. Martinez Interview 

That last time we talked to author Michael J. Martinez he had just released his debut novel, The Daedalus Incident, which introduced us to a dual-universe story full of 18th Century sailing ships in space and ancient Martian warlords. Flash forward only two years and he’s completed the trilogy with The Venusian Gambit, as well […]

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Exile: The First Book of Ever by James Cormier

Exile: The First Book of Ever by James Cormier 

I read this book as part of Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Challenge. James Cormier’s Exile pleasantly surprised me. I’ve never had any luck with reading self-published work, although I know there’s some good stuff out there, so my expectations were low. Fortunately, Cormier’s story grabbed my attention right away, and within a chapter I realized […]

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The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato 

I think it can safely be assumed that healers have a certain reputation in fantasy works: they’re good for saving people’s lives but not much else. If someone in a group needs to play the part of a damsel in distress, a healer is the easiest one to fill that role. After all, healers are […]

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In The Beginning – Advice On Starting An Epic Fantasy Novel

In The Beginning – Advice On Starting An Epic Fantasy Novel 

I’ve known John Wordsworth for a number of years and in addition to being one of the nicest guys in publishing he is also one of the most talented. Formerly John ran, what I consider, one of my favourite genre labels in the UK: ‘Headline Science Fiction & Fantasy’. They weren’t around very long, but when […]

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Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois 

My regular readers know that I’ve recently revisited some old-school fantasy by re-reading the Thieves’ World books. And one of the anthologies in the shared-universe fantasy series was called Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, in reference to a pub by that name that served as a focal point of activity in the legendary city of […]

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The history in your fantasy

The history in your fantasy 

My third book, titled Ruin, is published in the UK on 16th July. Now, that may not mean much to a lot of you guys, but to me, it’s OUTRAGEOUS! I began writing back in 2002 as a hobby, and to see my first series be picked up by Tor UK and now reaching its […]

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