Agent Harry Illingworth Interview
 

Agent Harry Illingworth

Interview

 
COVEN QUEEN by Jeramy Goble – Cover Reveal
 

Coven Queen

Cover Reveal

 
Keeping the Fun in Science Fiction – Guest Blog by Joseph Brassey
 

Keeping the Fun in Sci-Fi

Guest Blog by Joseph Brassey

 

Browsing all articles by Dominic Stevens.

Top Ten Wolves in Fantasy

Top Ten Wolves in Fantasy 

Ask people to name a fantasy animal and chances are pretty high that they will say a dragon. But in a deep and intelligent discussion (read: random!) on Twitter recently, three of us (Alex Shepherd, Doug Smith and myself, Dominic Stevens) noticed that it’s the wolf which keeps cropping up again and again, whether in […]

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A Town Called Pandemonium edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin

A Town Called Pandemonium edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
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A Town Called Pandemonium is the latest short story collection from Anne and Jared at the always excellent geek blog pornokitsch.com. They have even made the introduction to their collection of fantasy influenced western stories available on their site and it is well worth a read before deciding to buy or not. I would not […]

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The Reef by Mark Charan Newton

The Reef by Mark Charan Newton
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I recently discovered that Mark’s debut novel was available for the Kindle for a mere £1.43 on Amazon. Slightly curious as to why I tweeted the man himself. As always, Mark was polite, helpful and honest, and explained that the ebook of The Reef had all sorts of formatting issues, but the decision had been […]

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Dreamsongs: A Retrospective – Book Two by George R. R. Martin

Dreamsongs: A Retrospective – Book Two by George R. R. Martin
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Slightly worrying for all of us A Song of Ice and Fire fans, it turns out George RR Martin has a track record of abandoning series of books and stories. As I said last month, one of the best things about this collection of his shorter fiction is the frank and honest introductions to each […]

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Dreamsongs: A Retrospective – Book One by George R. R. Martin

Dreamsongs: A Retrospective – Book One by George R. R. Martin
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George R. R. Martin is not just one of the most popular writers in fantasy right now, but in fiction full stop. Game of Thrones has been one of the most talked about TV series of the last couple of years, but as fantasy bores love to remind you (including myself) many of us have […]

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The Book of Transformations by Mark Charan Newton

The Book of Transformations by Mark Charan Newton
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The Legends of the Red Sun series has been compared to the Book of the New Sun, and it’s not hard to see why. In both series, a dying red sun looms over the world, and a renaissance era society lives amongst the ruins of a far more advanced civilization. All around are relics of […]

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Morningstar by David Gemmell

Morningstar by David Gemmell
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I was 21 when I read my first book by David Gemmell. I had just finished my degree in English Literature, and having spent three years reading the classics, I felt like a piece of pure escapism. While browsing Amazon White Wolf with its awesome cover leapt out at me. It was one of those […]

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Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle

Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle
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In recent months I have read The Windsingers by Megan Lindholm (an omnibus edition which collected together the first three novels – Harpy’s Flight, The Windsingers and Limbreth Gate – all published between 1983 – 1984) and reread the original Wizard of Earthsea trilogy by Ursula LeGuin (again an omnibus edition which collected together The […]

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Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders

Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders
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“Here, then, are seventeen original tales of sword and sorcery, penned by masters old and new. What follows are stories of small stakes but high action, grim humor mixed with gritty violence, dry fatalism in the face of strange magics, fierce monsters and fabulous treasures, and, as ever, lots and lots of swordplay. Enjoy!” And […]

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City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton

City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton
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Often these reviews begin with comparing the writer in question with another; or even to a combination of two or even three writers. The novel features boats, then compare the writer to Stevenson, Forester or O’Brian; epic fantasy, then evoke the name of Tolkien; more in the swords and sorcery vein? Howard or Moorcock. Bit […]

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