Genres: Stirring The Pot
 

Genres: Stirring The Pot

Guest Blog by Peter Higgins

 
Mad Max: Fury Road
 

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye
 

More Fantasy than Meets the Eye

Robert Heinlein Fantasy Spotlight

 

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Waterborne Exile Cover Reveal & Preview

Waterborne Exile Cover Reveal & Preview 

It’s no secret that Angry Robot Books are amongst Fantasy-Faction’s favourite SFF publishers here in the UK. Having been lucky enough to meet a number of their team at conventions and through the interwebs I know that each and every one of them are true genre fans. And, because they are true genre fans, they […]

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“The Witcher: Sword Of Destiny” Extract

“The Witcher: Sword Of Destiny” Extract 

The Witcher is far more than the title/class of a character in an SFF Book in its native Poland. In its country of origin, the series of novels and short stories by writer Andrzej Sapkowski has the kind of cult following that The Lord of The Rings has over here in Britain. Indeed, the growing […]

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Laura Lam’s “Dark Circus” to be completed with Tor!!!

Laura Lam’s “Dark Circus” to be completed with Tor!!! 

Fantasy-Faction were heart-broken when we heard that publishing imprint Strange Chemistry would be folding. Authors such as Laura Lam, who had written books like Pantomime that scored 9 & 10 out of 10 scores, were left out of contract. Equally hard to swallow was that series like Laura’s would be left mid-way through without a […]

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List of Upcoming SFF Masterwork Re-releases

List of Upcoming SFF Masterwork Re-releases 

I’ve promised that each month I will bring to you guys a list of the following month’s Fantasy Book Releases (if you missed April/May’s post, click here). However, I also wanted to put together a post about the upcoming re-releases of Gollancz’s Masterworks series, because I think it’s important as many modern SFF readers check […]

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New Deal For John Gwynne

New Deal For John Gwynne 

Huge congratulations to one of Britain’s finest fantasy talents, John Gwynne, who has had a new fantasy series picked up by Pan Macmillan in a six-figure deal. Many Fantasy-Faction readers will know of John via his ‘The Faithful and the Fallen’ quartet, the first book of which earned him a Gemmell Award for best debut […]

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The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes
4.5

If you’ve read Tome of the Undergates you will know roughly what to expect when you pick up a book by Sam Sykes. You take a step away from today’s ‘gritty’ fantasy, that type of fantasy that looks to be ‘like real life, but different’ – i.e. low magic, a couple of beasts that aren’t […]

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If Mark Lawrence rewrote Frozen…

If Mark Lawrence rewrote Frozen… 

Is Frozen too cute and cuddly for you? Feel cheated by Disney’s lack of blood and horror? Think it would be for the best if Mark Lawrence, Joe Abercrombie, George R.R. Martin or Robin Hobb gave it a bit of a rewrite? Well, I was browsing Facebook today when I came across a really talented artist, M.J.Hiblen, […]

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Extract from HIDDEN HUNTRESS

Extract from HIDDEN HUNTRESS 

Some of you guys will already be familiar with STOLEN SONGBIRD, the first in the ‘Malediction Trilogy’ by Danielle L Jensen; others may not be for a number of reasons: the book has been in limited supply recently due to the fall of Strange Chemistry (Danielle’s former publisher) and previously marketed as Young Adult. Thankfully for fans, the […]

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The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May

The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May 

You know when you’re sat on a train or wandering around the park and you walk past someone reading ‘that book’ you’ve been really excited about? You do a double-take before glaring at them in shock and anger: how do they have ‘that book’ when it’s not even out yet!? Finally it dawns on you. […]

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Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere…

Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere… 

On March 31st 2015 Mark Lawrence and 150 advanced research scientists were made redundant. Mark, as most of you will know, currently has four books out – Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns and Prince of Fools – and has had good success with them. The next two books were a certainty, […]

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Gollancz’s Far-Reaching Le Guin Project Revealed & Radio 4 Programme Links

Gollancz’s Far-Reaching Le Guin Project Revealed & Radio 4 Programme Links 

Ursula K. Le Guin sits as one of the top 10 most important fantasy writers of all time. The sad fact is though that not enough people have read her work. Likely, it is because she is a woman writing fantasy / science fiction – and we all know the purposeful / accidental ignorance surrounding […]

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Mark Lawrence: Can Dark Fantasy Be Too Dark?

Mark Lawrence: Can Dark Fantasy Be Too Dark? 

Today is our third Grim Gathering in Bristol, England! Hopefully a few of you readers can make it, but I know that many of you around the world will be wishing you could and sending us your best thoughts whilst you sit at home miles away / in work – and thank you for those […]

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