The Soundtrack to Starborn
 

The Soundtrack to Starborn

Guest Blog: Lucy Hounsom

 
Fantastical Biology – Part Six: Fantasy Creatures & Urban Living
 

Fantasy Creatures & Urban Living

Fantastical Biology – Part Six

 
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
 

Wizard and Glass

Review

 

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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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New vision for Hobb’s Lord Golden / ‘Fool’

New vision for Hobb’s Lord Golden / ‘Fool’ 

Robin Hobb has had an incredible amount of cover re-issues over the years (and why not? Her books are timeless and deserve to reach as many readers as possible!). This latest one by artist Alejandro Colucci is one of the most interesting in though. I say that because it shows a full, closeup version of […]

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Game of Thrones + Zelda = ?

Zelda fans all over the world have reason to be annoyed: the Wii U game has been delayed and Netflix has cancelled the show set to be based on the world of Hyrule (the kingdom that serves as the iconic setting for most of the Zelda games). However, Canadian effects genius Kial Natale has given […]

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Joe Abercrombie’s Best & Worst Feedback

Joe Abercrombie’s Best & Worst Feedback 

We know some of you guys can’t make our Grim Gathering this Friday (April 10th 2015) in Waterstones, Bristol Galleries; and we know others of you are still on the fence whether or not to phone in sick. Well, because we feel bad for you guys missing out, and we want to tempt the rest […]

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Ben Aaronovitch on London

Ben Aaronovitch on London 

To celebrate this year’s London Book and Screen Week, five top authors will be revealing their favourite books about London on seven top blogs over seven days, as part of the first ever ‘London Book & Screen Week Blog Tour’ . Fantasy-Faction is delighted to say that the the amazing Ben Aaronovitch has chosen Fantasy-Faction as his […]

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Sir Terry Pratchett Graffiti appears in London & Bristol

Sir Terry Pratchett Graffiti appears in London & Bristol 

Graffiti artists in Bristol and London have paid tribute to Terry Pratchett who passed away last month. The Bristol piece in Stokes Croft is by artist Fiver and features 2 of Pratchett’s most memorable characters in a cartoon-y style with Pratchett’s living chest from The Colour of Magic at the centre of the artist’s tag. Fiver […]

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The Arthur C. Clarke Awards: Submission List 2015

The Arthur C. Clarke Awards: Submission List 2015 

There are often questions raised about the diversity of shortlists in Fantasy and Science-Fiction awards. When questions such as these arise for awards which are sent a list of books for consideration by the publishers – like the Clarke Awards – the question of whether the young/old, male/female, ethnic minorities (etc, etc) have been turned away at […]

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The Dragons of Heaven: Cover Reveal

The Dragons of Heaven: Cover Reveal 

Would you deal with the devil to save the world? That’s the question posed on the back cover of The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms and here’s the rest of what’s on offer: Street magician Missy Masters inherited more than the usual genetic cocktail from her estranged grandfather – she also got his preternatural control […]

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Exclusive Cover Reveal for ‘NOVA’ by Margaret Fortune

Exclusive Cover Reveal for ‘NOVA’ by Margaret Fortune 

“NOVA grabbed me from the first chapter, and never let go. What a ride! Unforgettable, fast-paced and original, this book kept me guessing to the end.” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of These Broken Stairs I mean, you’re never going to read a ‘bad cover blurb’ are you? But that’s a lot of nice words and […]

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