Browsing all articles by Leo Elijah Cristea.
When addressing the origins of YA literature (we’re not talking SFF specific here for now, but bear with me) it all depends from which angle you decide to approach. I think the fact that often what classifies as “young adult” all depends on marketing and how a publisher and audience decide to view a book: [...]
Liesel Schwarz is the author of the recently published Edwardian steampunk novel A Conspiracy of Alchemists, first book in the Chronicles of Light and Shadow series. She was gracious enough to take time to talk with us here at Fantasy-Faction. So without further ado, on to the interview! To get started, who is Liesel Schwarz [...]
This is the second in our Magic In Fantasy series. If you missed part one you can read it here. First off, shall we—cynic, dreamer and scholar alike—agree, for at least the next thousand words or so, that: magic exists. We’re not talking about shooting mighty lightning bolts to and fro from the heavens in [...]
This is the first in a series of articles talking about YA science fiction and fantasy. In the coming months we’re going to look at YA as a sub-genre of SFF—and decide if it really is a subgenre at all—and go back to its roots to track its evolution. Finally, we’ll take a look at [...]
In this, the final article of this series, I want to not only round up what’s been considered in the previous parts, but firstly to consider any issues that might have fallen through the cracks. When talking about the evolution of gender and sexuality people automatically skip to the homosexual part and to the presentation [...]
This is part two of our interview with Lou Morgan author of the début fantasy novel Blood and Feathers. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Now back to our interview! To describe Blood and Feathers, “Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell” has been suggested: is this what readers can expect and [...]