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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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The Kitschies: 2014 Winners Announced!

The Kitschies: 2014 Winners Announced! 

Our good friend Jared of Pornokitsch may no longer be heading up the Kitschies (although he is still heavily involved), but they are still one of the most interesting awards for me as a genre fiction fan. Unlike the majority of SFF lists out there which tend to focus on mainstream books – the books […]

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Saturn Awards Nominees Announced…

Saturn Awards Nominees Announced… 

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films have announced the nominations for this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards. Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads the nominations with a total of 11 with the space adventure, Interstellar, receiving 10 nominations. Guardians of the Galaxy follows closely behind with 9 nominations. In television, The Walking […]

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Cover for ‘The Thorn of Emberlain’ by Scott Lynch revealed

Cover for ‘The Thorn of Emberlain’ by Scott Lynch revealed 

With the release of The Rebublic of Thieves in 2013, Scott Lynch and Gollancz assured us that we wouldn’t have any further 6 year waits between Gentleman Bastard novels. Initially we were told that The Thorn of Emberlain would hit shelves around Autumn of 2014, so when that date sailed by we admittedly panicked. Scott assured us though […]

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F-F To Support Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Author Opportunity

F-F To Support Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Author Opportunity 

“Who knows how many Name of the Winds or [fill in your favourite] are lost to us because they just couldn’t be seen? None? A hundred?” asked Mark Lawrence. You might scoff at that question – ‘no idiot reading Name of the Wind would turn it down’ – but actually many, many very clever, very […]

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Gemmell Awards team up with Nine Worlds

Gemmell Awards team up with Nine Worlds 

Nine Worlds has rapidly become one of the most talked-about genre-conventions in the United Kingdom. Similarly, the David Gemmell Legend Awards has taken just a few short years to become the most anticipated awards ceremony for the Epic Fantasy genre. The success of each is simple: they’ve been formed by genre fans for genre fans. Today’s announcement, […]

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The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed!

The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed! 

Starburst Magazine have revealed Harper Voyager UK’s cover of Peter V. Brett’s forth novel in ‘The Demon Cycle’, The Skull Throne. The last book in the series featured the same character – Inevra – in alternative dress and pose on both the UK and US versions of the book. For this title readers have been […]

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Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!

Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!! 

What You Need to Know On Friday April 10th 2015 at Bristol Waterstones from 7:00pm 4 of Grim, Gritty, Grey Fantasy’s best authors will be gathering. That is Mark Lawrence, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie and Peter Newman all in one place to discuss the grim/dark/grey/gritty fantasy genre on a panel, answer questions from fans, sign their books and grab […]

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Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal

Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal 

Fantasy-Faction are big, big fans of Wesley Chu. Not only have his Tao books been funny, loveable and entertaining, but his ever-varied Twitter feed makes him one of the most fun and interesting authors to follow through social media (do it now!). So, when our friends over at Angry Robot Books asked if we’d be interested […]

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Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading

Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading 

It was Valentines last week so I, as I often do, sent out a holiday themed tweet: What I didn’t expect when I sent that Tweet out was such a huge variety of replies and such a wonderful array of reasoning for why each person had chosen the specific books they were throwing at me. Because […]

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Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2015: Publishers’ Choice

Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2015: Publishers’ Choice 

Every year we take some time visiting and talking to SFF publishers about what their most anticipated novels for the year are. The idea is that the people working in the publishing houses are the ones who actually have laid their eyes on the manuscripts. In terms of the already popular authors they know whether […]

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