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Introducing 'Cruising the Cosmere'!

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I Know This is Fantasy-Faction, but Science-fiction Matters Too
 

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Interview With Brian Staveley
 

Brian Staveley

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I Know This is Fantasy-Faction, but Science-fiction Matters Too

I Know This is Fantasy-Faction, but Science-fiction Matters Too 

I don’t think I have a strange reading history. I’m pretty sure it is the same as many other people. At a young age I started reading books, because that’s what you do once you’ve exhausted the excitement of cereal packet ingredients. I had a library card because it was much cheaper than buying lots […]

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Bored of games… board of life?

Bored of games… board of life? 

All right, I’m sorry for the title pun. Let me just say that now, but it seemed too good an opportunity to waste. This past year I’ve got hooked into Board Games and they deserve the capitals! We’re not, or at least I’m not, talking about Cluedo or Monopoly, Ludo or Snakes and Ladders. I am […]

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Quotes: Making or Breaking

Quotes: Making or Breaking 

My 46th article for Fantasy-Faction. I have now written more of these than I have years of life and not many to 50. And always the eternal question; what to write about? Easy. On Saturday night I was moved to tears. I cried. Not a snotty, snuffling, huffing, heaving cry, but a tear or three […]

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The Moonlight War by S.K.S. Perry – SPFBO Review

The Moonlight War by S.K.S. Perry – SPFBO Review
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The Moonlight War is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. Three caravans have vanished traversing the Cowcheanne Way. The legendary Tahsis platoon, warriors thought by most to be invincible, are dispatched to investigate and are never […]

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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson: Or…A Search For Heroes

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson: Or…A Search For Heroes 

Everyone has a book in them. At least, that’s what they say. I’m not sure who they are, but it is a truism as much as anything else. What if you want to write more than one? Where do you get ideas from? What is your inspiration or muse? I’ve no idea. It is a […]

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The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis – SPFBO Review

The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis – SPFBO Review
3.25

The Shadow Soul is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. When Jinji’s home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to–until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that […]

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Outpost by F. T. McKinstry – SPFBO Review

Outpost by F. T. McKinstry – SPFBO Review
3.5

Outpost is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. “Nine thousand suns ago, a race of immortal warriors came from the stars through a rare alignment and stepped onto the world of Math, a world much like […]

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Path of Flames by Phil Tucker – SPFBO Review

Path of Flames by Phil Tucker – SPFBO Review
3.5

We have entered round two of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting individual book reviews as we eliminate them rather than waiting till we’ve finished them all. Please note that we’re not reading (or eliminating) these in any particular order. If you’re going to start a book, start […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Round Two

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Round Two 

Here we are at the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. It really depends on your viewpoint. Round One is complete and done. The ten finalists have been selected, put forward to other blogs and one author (that we know of) has already bagged an agent and they didn’t even make […]

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BristolCon 2016 – Convention Review

BristolCon 2016 – Convention Review 

I went to Bristol. I’ve been before and usually get lost in the one way system. SatNav is no help, not for me and I speak as Geography graduate with many years’ experience at getting lost. More importantly, I went to BristolCon that the weekend. This is a small (ish) and friendly (very) convention held […]

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Paternus by Dyrk Ashton – SPFBO Review: And Then There Was One!

Paternus by Dyrk Ashton – SPFBO Review: And Then There Was One!
4.5

The SPFBO team have completed their search for a finalist! Today, only one book remains, and that is Paternus by Dyrk Ashton! Congratulations Dyrk! You are moving on to round two in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off! You can read our review of our amazing second place winner for part one of the contest here. […]

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Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Two

Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Two
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The SPFBO team have completed their search for a finalist! Today, only one book remains, as we say farewell to Amy Rose Davis and Ravenmarked. You can read our review of our first place winner for part one here. G. R. Matthews: Well, here we are. Our final two. We’ve read a lot of books […]

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