SPFBO 6: Finalist Review Black Stone Heart
 

Black Stone Heart

Review

 
A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review
 

A Wind from the Wilderness

SPFBO #6 Finals Review

 
Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks
 

Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks

Multi-Book Review

 

Browsing all articles by Jacob Topp-Mugglestone.

Between Two Extremes: Magic in Modern Fantasy

Between Two Extremes: Magic in Modern Fantasy 

Magic, by its very definition, is unexplainable – or is it? Today, that’s changed: and the magic of mystery – the Eye of Sauron, the R’hllor of Martin’s ASOIAF – is no longer the only player in the game. There’s a new extreme in magic systems, and it’s for magic with rules. So, has fantasy’s […]

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Robin Hobb Spotlight

Robin Hobb Spotlight 

With her latest release – The Inheritance, a volume of short stories – Robin Hobb has definitely earned her place among secondary world fantasy’s most prolific authors. Although a pseudonym, Hobb has become one of the most distinctive voices in character-driven fantasy. So if you haven’t heard of her, this should serve as a brief […]

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Return of the Novella: Ebooks and the Awkwardly Sized Novel

Return of the Novella: Ebooks and the Awkwardly Sized Novel 

Novelettes and novellas are two categories that, together, encompass the gap of awkward sized stories – between 7500 and 70,000 words (according to SFWA). Many classics are included under these twin umbrellas, but I’d like you to ask yourself a question: when did you last read one? For most of us, that will entail some […]

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An Overview of Malazan

An Overview of Malazan 

There might be a subgenre of epic fantasy, but few readers would dispute that the Malazan novels are among the top even in this category. Not even considering merit, pure scale alone places the Malazan Book of the Fallen as one of the most epic fantasies today. And what is this scope? In the case […]

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