Combating Cynicism
 

Combating Cynicism

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
 

Rogues Anthology

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Women Write Fantasy…
 

Women Write Fantasy...

Database of Women Fantasy Writers

 

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The Oathbreaker’s Shadow FINALLY gets US release date

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow FINALLY gets US release date 

We at Fantasy-Faction were big fans of Amy McCulloch’s The Oathbreaker’s Shadow. In fact, we rated it as one of our top fantasy titles of 2013. It seems we were right in doing so as well, because when I attended the Young Adult Literature Convention a few weeks back Amy was getting lots of attention […]

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Women Write Fantasy…

Women Write Fantasy… 

There have always been serious issues revolving around gender parity and sexism in the fantasy community. Whether this is the depiction of women – as little more than damsels in distress waiting for the fella to rescue her – or the fact that many bookshops and even publishers seem reluctant to fully invest in the […]

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Queen’s Guards perform Game of Thrones theme

A few weeks ago we posted some pictures up of the Queen’s visit to the set of A Game of Thrones. That was actually in Belfast, Ireland, but today we’ve found out that the Queen brought something from A Game of Thrones back with her to London. That ‘something’ is the show’s theme tune. Last […]

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Myke Cole’s ‘Gemini Cell’ Cover Revealed

Myke Cole’s ‘Gemini Cell’ Cover Revealed 

Fantasy-Faction has been lucky enough to do a number of the UK cover reveals for Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops novels. I must admit that in August last year, when we shared with the world the cover of Breach Zone, I thought there wasn’t any way Myke’s covers would be getting any better. Larry Rostant got […]

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Del Ray put together one heck of a US Sampler…

We really like Del Ray books. They make a real effort to connect with genre fans through Suvudu, one of the best Science Fiction & Fantasy blogs around. In addition, their list is absolutely phenomenal – Scott Lynch, George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik to name buy a few. In their latest bid to get […]

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Robin Hobb’s new US covers (complete contrast to UK)

Robin Hobb’s new US covers (complete contrast to UK) 

Wow, it seems that we’ve done a lot of posts on Robin Hobb’s cover art lately! That said, I’m not complaining… a big problem that the publishing industry has is that they tend to concentrate too much on the new up and coming titles whilst forgetting the ones that – we think – are still […]

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Terry Brooks talks about The High Druid’s Blade

Terry Brooks talks about The High Druid’s Blade 

Having just finished The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks I can confirm that it is a very good read. I’ve only read four of Brooks’s previous books and despite this latest offering obviously being connected and linked into the events of the others, I felt Brooks did a very good job of giving the […]

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Marc Simonetti brings Discworld to life!

Marc Simonetti brings Discworld to life! 

I’ve raved a fair bit about Marc Simonetti on Fantasy-Faction before. In case you missed those posts, he’s a French artist who has been in high demand by a number of high-profile SFF publishers as of late. What impresses me most about Simonetti’s cover work is that everything he produces absolutely nails the tone of […]

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Scott Lynch updates fan on The Thorn of Emberlain

When Scott Lynch and his publishers, Gollancz, told us we may get our hands on The Thorn of Emberlain – the forth book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence – in 2014 we were excited, but always thought it was pretty optimistic. To have just a one year wait between Gentleman Bastard books seemed too good […]

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SyFy orders ‘The Magicians’ Pilot

SyFy orders ‘The Magicians’ Pilot 

In news that will either delight or terrify you – depending on your thoughts as to SyFy’s low budget shows – the SyFy Channel has ordered a pilot episode for The Magicians, the hugely popular novel by Lev Grossman. The pilot for the potential one-hour drama, from Universal Cable Productions, was written by John McNamara […]

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The Joe Abercrombie YA Experiment is a success!

The Joe Abercrombie YA Experiment is a success! 

We all love Joe Abercrombie here at Fantasy-Faction, but when we heard that Lord Grimdark was to give writing a Young Adult novel a shot we couldn’t help but react with the ‘OMG Cat’ face (that one to your right). How could an author known as the modern master of Grimdark Fantasy hope to convince […]

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Sam Sykes’s ‘The City Stained Red’ Gets A Cover… And It’s AWESOME!

We really like Sam Sykes. Him. His novels. His Tweets. His Pugs. There isn’t really anything not to like in all honesty. Well, earlier this week Sam announced that he is going to be adding a comic book to that list of ‘things to like about Sam Sykes’. We were all pretty excited about that, […]

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