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Fantasy-Faction Podcast – Episode 2

Firstly, a HUGE thank you to everyone (over 2250 of you!) who downloaded the first episode of the Podcast. Paul and I are very, very new to this Podcasting malarkey and we are sure it will take us a few episodes to tune the show in and get comfortable with having a giant microphone shoved in-front of our faces – but we’ll get there… we swear!

Well, with that in mind, it is with great pleasure that I can bring to you, our loyal readers and growing amount of listeners, the second Fantasy-Faction Podcast! This time Paul and I go it alone – we discuss the books we are most looking forward to that are set for release throughout 2012. Here is the summary:

The Fantasy-Faction duo, Marc Aplin & Paul Wiseall, return for the second episode of the Fantasy-Faction podcast. In this episode, the two discuss their top 5 most anticipated fantasy novels of 2012 (or top 6 with a sneaky mention of about 10 other titles). The boys also discuss the Fantasy Writing Contest, their upcoming anthology and Marc decides to set Paul a challenge to check out a book he wouldn’t usually read.

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  • We mentioned 11 books in total (each choosing a top 5 and a shared number 1).
  • Marc: (A) Red Country, King of Thorns, Shadow Ops: Control Point, Sworn in Steel, Alchemist of Souls, Babylon Steel.
  • Paul: (A) Red Country, The Long Earth, Rail Sea, The City’s Son, Giant Thief, Fated.
  • Paul will be reading Legend by David Gemmell as part of a challenge set to him by Marc.
  • We wanted to say a HUGE thank you to people who have donated to the Fantasy-Faction server fees using the fees on the right hand side of this site.
  • The Fantasy Writing Contest is now open to submissions.

Finally, this is how things will run:

Week 1: An interview with a well known author or professional from the world of publishing.
Week 2: A main feature, Q&A (based on twitter and forum responses), a book review (in the form of a challenge).

We want to remind you all that this is our first ever time recording our own voices for the listening public and so, things can only get better! We’d love for you to leave your thoughts and suggestions on the podcast in the comment section below and if you have any questions for upcoming episodes, you can visit our forums and leave them!

Next week we will be bringing you an interview with Mr David Tallerman, author of ‘The Giant Thief



  1. Avatar Overlord says:

    Once again – thank you so much everyone for all your support. It has been so great hearing all your kind comments and even the negative ones that have been constructive. We will keep working on this and hopefully, as time goes on we will nail this and make it a show you need to listen to 😉

  2. Avatar Jamie Gibbs says:

    Whoo! I’ve got another podcast to listen to on the way to work! Looking forward to the newest installment!

  3. Avatar Khaldun says:

    Just so you know, it tried to download an html file when I first tried to right click save as from this page. You have to click through to the website and then do the whole right-click, save-as.
    Looking forward to listening 🙂

  4. […] from Fantasy Faction has listed Fated as one of his top fantasy books of 2012 on Episode 2 of the Fantasy Faction Podcast, and gave a very fun description of Alex’s divination magic (much shorter than mine!).  The […]

  5. Avatar Boo!! says:

    Try getting the pod on iTunes, please.

  6. Avatar Frank Tuttle says:

    Great podcast guys! Keep them coming. Loved the books you talked about in this episode. By the way, your audio quality is great.

  7. Great podcast…again. I love everything that Fantasy Faction has “going on”. Would love to be an guest on one of the “author” episodes. Let me know if you have any interest and we’ll schedule something.

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