Taking a Dark Turn
 

Taking a Dark Turn

Guest Post by Sean Cummings

 
Writing In Someone Else’s World
 

Writing In Someone Else's World

Guest Blog by Richard A. Knaak

 
Vicious by V. E. Schwab
 

Vicious

Review

 

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‘The Dinosaur Lords’ Cover Reveal has us excited!

‘The Dinosaur Lords’ Cover Reveal has us excited! 

So, I wanted to make a shout out to a book I’m pretty excited about. Now, how many times does the world have to tell you ‘do not judge a book by its cover’ before they give up already, huh? Cause this one – like so, so many others – I’m judging and that judgement […]

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Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy heading to TV

I can’t be the only person thinking there isn’t enough Sci-Fi on television these days (we miss you Star Trek…), so I won’t be the only one excited to hear that yet another Science-Fiction show has been picked up by a major network. This time the Science Fiction show is ‘Mars’ based on the hugely […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Short Story Podcast on its way!

Fantasy-Faction’s Short Story Podcast on its way! 

If you are interested in joining our Podcasting team we would love to hear from you. You can e-mail me on Marc@Fantasy-Faction.com I’ve been floating the idea of bringing back the Fantasy-Faction Podcast for a while now. The thing is, I’ve not been too sure about how to do it. Part of me thought perhaps […]

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Medical Science reveals why Gollum & Smaug lost to Hobbits…

Medical Science reveals why Gollum & Smaug lost to Hobbits… 

So, this is a strange one! A paper appeared in this month’s Christmas edition of the Medical Journal of Australia with a theory as to why, in fantasy novels, the bad guys tend to lose: Vitamin D deficiency! I will include a copy of the paper below (it is open access), but, for those who […]

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Final Fantasy XV Trailer… Oh. Wow.

I think it’s safe to say Final Fantasy was at it’s peak before it hit double digits. Around that time the series was well known as one of the finest Japanese RPGs on the market. Even those who’d never heard of Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire and other long, turn based games couldn’t deny being […]

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Le Guin to be presented Lifetime Achievement Award

Le Guin to be presented Lifetime Achievement Award 

The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, will this year have Neil Gaiman present Ursula K. Le Guin their 27th lifetime achievement award, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, at a ceremony in November. In their Press Release, the NBF explains their reasons for choosing the 84 year old to […]

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The Slow Regard Of Silent Things Preview

The Slow Regard Of Silent Things Preview 

If you listened to our The Slow Regard of Silent Things interview with Patrick Rothfuss last month, you will remember that Pat spoke about his nervousness and excitement in narrating his own work for the very first time. Well, Audible have decided they are not going to make us wait until October 28th 2014 to listen […]

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Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie
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Introduction Fantasy is a genre often slated for being stale by those with reading interests outside of it. Popular authors are pointed at and told they just repeat the same kind of book over and over. However, as the majority of you will know, when genre authors do break away from the formula that has […]

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ELRIC GETS NEW COMIC ADAPTATION!

ELRIC GETS NEW COMIC ADAPTATION! 

Elric of Melniboné, one of the original grey characters in fantasy, is all set for an epic new comic adaptation. The hugely popular novels, written by legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock, begin with a weak albino character that has pumped himself full of drugs in order to keep himself alive and maintain his seat on the Ruby Throne. Being as […]

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Author Graham Joyce 1954-2014

Author Graham Joyce 1954-2014 

Fantasy-Faction is very sad to learn that author Graham Joyce passed away today, September 9th 2014. Born in 1954, Graham was a much loved member of the British fantasy and horror community. This past weekend many, many authors spoke of the ‘Graham-shaped hole’ that was felt by all at the FantasyCon convention. As members of […]

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Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’ Cover & Progress Report…

Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’ Cover & Progress Report… 

The cover art for Joe Abercrombie’s third and final book in the Shattered Sea trilogy, Half A War, has been released. This completes the set of US covers, all shown below: I know a lot of people have voiced confusion over the covers, but I quite like them. Not only do they stand out and offer […]

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British Fantasy Award Winners

British Fantasy Award Winners 

HUGE congratulations to the British Fantasy Award winners who were announced today, Sunday 7th September 2014 at FantasyCon 2014 in York. For those unfamiliar with the award, the British Fantasy Awards are conducted by the British Fantasy Society who seek recommendations from their members and those who have attended their previous year’s convention. A shortlist […]

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