So What’s The Fuss About Scribbleton?
 

What’s The Fuss About Scribbleton?

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The Warrior Prophet by R. Scott Bakker
 

The Warrior Prophet

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My Favorite Lessons from Independence Day
 

My Favorite Lessons from Independence Day

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Cover Reveal of Twelve Kings by Bradley P. Beaulieu

Cover Reveal of Twelve Kings by Bradley P. Beaulieu 

I am honoured to say that I’ve been involved in the cover design of Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings and possibly even played a (tiny) part in how it turned out. OK… so when I say ‘involved’ all I really did was give Bradley my thoughts on the cover’s numerous drafts over a period of months and when […]

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ARC Cover Reveal & Competition for Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings

ARC Cover Reveal & Competition for Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings 

It has been a great year for readers looking to jump aboard a new series and an equally good one for those who like to be wowed by SFF cover art. For those of you who like both (a new series and some damned decent art), we’ve got a treat for you today. Renowned fantasy […]

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The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley: Extract & Cover Art

The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley: Extract & Cover Art 

A few weeks ago I was sent a book called The Iron Ship, the first thing that struck me about this particular book was the fantastic cover art. It is far from your typical fantasy cover, but at the same time it is somewhat familiar. I think it reminds me of older adventure novels. As […]

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Editorial Director Susan Allison Hangs Up Red Pen

Editorial Director Susan Allison Hangs Up Red Pen 

We’ve just had news that Berkley Publishing Group’s Vice President and Editorial Director of Ace Books Susan Allison is putting down the red marker pen later this year. Since becoming editor-in-chief in 1982, and vice-president in 1985, Susan has edited work by many of the Fantasy-Faction community’s favourite authors. So, although we know she’s truly earned her retirement, we […]

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Bloomsbury Reveal First ‘Harry’ image for upcoming Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Re-Releases…

Bloomsbury Reveal First ‘Harry’ image for upcoming Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Re-Releases… 

Bloomsbury Books have revealed the first picture of their ‘new’ Harry Potter. Unlike some of the other images they’ve released that will feature in the upcoming Illustrated Editions of the Harry Potter books, this image by Jim Kay can’t be called a complete reimagining. It certainly looks and feels very similar to the artwork in/on […]

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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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