Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release
 

Matthew De Abaitua

Interview - The Red Men US Release

 
Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review
 

Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review

 
Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
 

Mendoza in Hollywood

Review

 

Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release

Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release 

Matthew De Abaitua is the author of If Then (2015) and The Destructives (2016), both published by Angry Robot. His debut novel, The Red Men, was nominated for the Clarke Award when it was released in the UK in 2007, and is now being issued in the US in a new edition by Angry Robot. […]

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Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review

Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review 

You know, if you had asked me at the beginning of the year what my most anticipated superhero movie of 2017 was, my answer might have surprised you. No, not Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, the most obvious choice considering how fun the first film was. Neither was it Spider-Man: Homecoming’s triumphant return to […]

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Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker

Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker 

As I think back to my Sky Coyote review, I have to wonder how I could have prized Joseph over Mendoza. Yes, Mendoza is rather colder and more humorless than Joseph, but she puts so much more meat in a story than he does. That said, be warned: Mendoza in Hollywood is not the light […]

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Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer

Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer 

When I first heard of Creatures of Will and Temper, I read descriptions calling it a gender-swapped, lesbian The Picture of Dorian Gray with swords and demons. While that was enough to get my attention (and it helped that I was a fan of Tanzer’s Vermillion), that description is both right and wrong. Yes, there […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Gangsters and Crime Lords

Monthly Short Story Winner: Gangsters and Crime Lords 

Al Capone. The Godfather. Kingpin. There are many infamous crime lords in history and pop culture. Your job this month is to bring them into a fantasy setting. They don’t need to be the main character but a crime lord and their underground organization have to play a significant role. Rules: 1. This can be […]

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Trees in Fantasy – Part One: Trees as Symbols

Trees in Fantasy – Part One: Trees as Symbols 

Magic in fantasy, myth and legend usually occurs as a natural phenomenon, with its own place in the world of the story outside of what is created by mankind and civilisation. The connection between magic and nature has been a common theme in fantastical tales since the earliest days of storytelling. Trees, both individually and […]

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Angry Robot New Author & Book Announcement!

Angry Robot New Author & Book Announcement! 

Angry Robot has done it again! They have signed on another amazing writer for their super robot army! Let me hand over the reins so they can tell you all about it. We at Angry Robot are really excited to announce our new author Patrice Sarath! Patrice is an author and editor living in Austin, Texas. […]

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Blade Runner 2049 – Movie Review

Blade Runner 2049 – Movie Review 

It’s safe to say that the original 1982 Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott is probably one of the most influential sci-fi movies of all time. While many of the ideas and themes may have already been covered in sci-fi novels through the ages, none of the aforementioned novels had the […]

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SPFBO3: The Next Five Fall…

SPFBO3: The Next Five Fall… 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners First five fall Second five fall Third five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark […]

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Worldbuilding Round Table with Jonathan French, Alec Hutson, and Phil Tucker

Worldbuilding Round Table with Jonathan French, Alec Hutson, and Phil Tucker 

Of the fantasy books I have read this year, three of my favorites have been Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen, Jonathan French’s The Grey Bastards (winner of SPFBO 2016), and Phil Tucker’s The Path of Flames (SPFBO 2016 finalist). All have received both critical acclaim and reader adoration. What drew me into their worlds was how […]

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The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan – Cover Reveal and Giveaway

The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan – Cover Reveal and Giveaway 

I know Halloween is over, but I bet all you Factioners out there would still love to see another sweet, sweet Angry Robot cover. And I’m positive you would also like an extra special treat afterwards! Well today is your lucky day, because not only do I get to introduce you to some awesome cover […]

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Tough Travels: Mentors

Tough Travels: Mentors 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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