One Way by S. J. Morden
 

One Way

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Cover Contest

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SFF and Queerness – We Need To Do Better
 

SFF and Queerness – We Need To Do Better

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Browsing all articles by Raymond Rugg.

Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
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My regular readers know that I’ve recently revisited some old-school fantasy by re-reading the Thieves’ World books. And one of the anthologies in the shared-universe fantasy series was called Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, in reference to a pub by that name that served as a focal point of activity in the legendary city of […]

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The Sacred Band by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris

The Sacred Band by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris
3.5

From the very first chapter of The Sacred Band, I had a feeling about how I wanted to write this review, and the further in I went, the more certain I became. Reading this book from Janet Morris and Chris Morris is exactly like meeting an old classmate from high school, some 25 or 30 […]

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Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye

Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye 

Robert A. Heinlein is known as the dean of science fiction, and was the first Grand Master of the genre. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke are collectively known as the ‘Big Three’ of science fiction. Just the other day, I saw someone mention in a blog that they had read a science fiction […]

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Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies – Part Two

Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies – Part Two 

Welcome back to our stroll down memory lane in the city of Sanctuary. We’re revisiting the Thieves’ World series, the twelve anthologies that resulted from an idea by Robert Asprin and friends to write sword and sorcery stories in a shared universe. The concept made an impact on generations of readers, including best-selling fantasy author […]

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Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies

Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies 

Readers of Fantasy-Faction are likely to be familiar with Scott Lynch and his Gentlemen Bastards books. Lynch has a style that is a pleasure to read, and has given us some very memorable characters. But Lynch has also accomplished a highly engaging bit of worldbuilding, and created a place in which “Fafhrd and the Grey […]

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Fantasy Rings: The Ultimate Power Accessory

Fantasy Rings: The Ultimate Power Accessory 

We all know THE Ring. The One Ring to Rule them all. (And if you don’t, then shame on you.) The Ring is so well-known in popular culture that it was the solution to one of Isaac Asimov’s Black Widowers mysteries. And just yesterday I saw a meme online that I couldn’t help but ‘Like’ […]

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Atlantis, We Meet Again!

Atlantis, We Meet Again! 

The mythical lost continent of Atlantis is a staple of the fantasy genre, from the science romances of Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle to the swords and sorcery of the early pulps, through Tolkien’s epic prose and into the popular culture of today, including Disney, Marvel and DC comics, and more. The story of […]

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