David Gemmell Legend Awards Shortlist & Lunchtime Thoughts
 

Gemmell Awards

Shortlist & Lunchtime Thoughts

 
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
 

Stolen Songbird

Review

 
Creating Shanghai Sparrow. Guest Post by Gaie Sebold
 

Creating Shanghai Sparrow

Guest Post by Gaie Sebold

 

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David Gemmell Legend Awards Shortlist & Lunchtime Thoughts

David Gemmell Legend Awards Shortlist & Lunchtime Thoughts 

It’s my lunch break and I’m sat here looking over the David Gemmell Legend Award shortlist. It’s truly great to see that in just a few years of the Gemmell’s being set up the three awards that it comprises have become some of the genre’s most sought after. Why? Well, firstly, to make the longlist you need to have been nominated […]

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Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Firefight’ Cover, Blurb & Release Date Revealed!

Fantasy-Faction really enjoyed Brandon Sanderson’s super-villain epic, Steelheart. In addition to Sanderson’s fantastic worldbuilding and cinematic writing, the story of average citizens rising up and administering justice as they see fit really appealed. The book was marketed to a ‘YA audience’, but, as with most YA, it was picked up by readers of all ages and quickly […]

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Hugo Award Nominees Announced.

For those that missed it, yesterday the finalists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and finalists for the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced live from EasterCon in Glasgow. As expected, the Awards team were able to announce that they had broken all previous voting records with 1,923 valid nominating ballots (1,889 electronic and 34 paper) coming in for the […]

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Hugo Award Finalists To Be Announced Saturday 19 April

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has announced that the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and for the Retrospective (“Retro”) Hugo Awards for 1939, will be announced on Saturday 19 April, starting at 8:30 p.m. BST. The nominations announcement will be live-streamed from […]

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Neil Gaiman lecture: Reading and obligation

For those that missed it late last year, here is a lecture which Neil Gaiman gave focusing on the future of reading and libraries focusing particularly on children and young people. In the lecture, the bestselling author advocates his belief in the importance of reading for pleasure and our obligations as readers, writers and citizens’ […]

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Reading Agency survey finds 63% of men rarely read

In a saddening, disappointing report, The Reading Agency has found that as many as 63% of men have given up reading books almost altogether in favour of television and movies. Of these 63%, 30% went so far as to say that they hadn’t done any reading worth mentioning since they left school. I have to […]

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Dunk and Egg Collection Announced

Dunk and Egg Collection Announced 

Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hadn’t seen, read or at very least heard of A Game of Thrones… However, the stories of ‘Dunk & Egg’ – The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003) and The Mystery Knight (2010) – are far less well-known – mainly because they’ve been buried in genre […]

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The Shadow’s Curse Cover Reveal

The Shadow’s Curse Cover Reveal 

I’m hoping that many of you have had the opportunity to read and enjoy one of 2013′s very dest debuts,  The OathBreaker’s Shadow by Canadian fantasy author Amy McCulloch. If you didn’t, the story is set in a world where you tie a knot to secure any promises that you make. Should you break these promises you […]

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James Cameron will produce 3 more Avatar movies

‘Avatar’ director James Cameron held a Reddit AMA this weekend and although it was essentially to discuss and promote his Years of Living Dangerously,  there was a lot about Avatar that will delight Fantasy fans  who enjoyed the first movie. Probably the biggest piece of ‘news’ was that the scripts for all three movies will be ready in […]

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Winter is coming… for at least 2 more years

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, Game of Thrones has been renewed for a fifth and six season. During the announcement, Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said: “GAME OF THRONES is a phenomenon like no other. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we […]

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Sanderson’s Mistborn gets Hunger Game’d for YA Audience!

A few months back we brought you the news that Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy had some pretty awesome new covers made up for its Brazilian release this year. Well, with the recent success of the young adult series The Hunger Games and movie-goers picking up books that they feel may give them a similar experience, […]

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Winners of the 2013 Aurealis Awards

This past Weekend saw the award ceremony of the Aurealis Awards in Canberra, Australia. For those who haven’t heard of them before, the Aurealis Awards were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, to recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. And, although a fair amount of us Brits and Americans […]

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