Numenera: Role Playing in the Ninth World
 

Numenera: Role-Playing in the 9th World

Tabletop RPG Review

 
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
 

Descendant of the Crane

Review

 
Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon
 

Todd Lockwood

Interview – The Summer Dragon

 

Browsing all articles by Steven Poore.

Seven Deadly Swords by Peter Sutton

Seven Deadly Swords by Peter Sutton
3.5

For every sin, a sword  For every sword, a curse  For every curse, a death  Reymond joined the Crusades to free the Holy Land from the Saracens and win glory for himself. Instead, with six others, he found himself bound under a sorcerer’s curse: the Seven Sins personified. Doomed to eternal life and with the […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: 2018 in Review

Small Press, Big Stories: 2018 in Review 

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. So, said the great Sir Terry Pratchett, and in the last year we needed fantasy more than ever to keep ourselves from falling backwards. Fortunately, there was a hell of a lot of good fantasy about and, […]

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Chasing Embers by James Bennett

Chasing Embers by James Bennett
4

Behind every myth there is a spark of truth. There’s nothing special about Ben Garston. He’s just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. Or so he’d have you believe. What Ben Garston can’t let you know is that he’s also known as Red Ben. […]

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Petra McDonald and the Queen of the Fae by Shona Kinsella

Petra McDonald and the Queen of the Fae by Shona Kinsella
4

Petra McDonald is a bisexual, pagan artist who lives and works on a small Scottish island. While in a trance, she paints a young girl who has been abducted by the Queen of the Fae and it falls to Petra to save her. She must travel to the Faery, collect three items for the Queen, […]

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Draigon Weather by Paige L. Christie

Draigon Weather by Paige L. Christie
4.25

In Adfen, men fear the coming of Draigon Weather – the oppressive heat, the lasting droughts, the slow death of everything that can only be appeased by sacrifice. And women fear the coming of the Draigon – because it is always a woman who is sacrificed. Only nine-years-old, Leiel Sower has already lost her mother […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Detox In Letters by Cheryl Low – Cover Reveal and Excerpt!

Small Press, Big Stories: Detox In Letters by Cheryl Low – Cover Reveal and Excerpt! 

When I spoke to Sarena at World Weaver Press last year we talked about Cheryl Low’s Vanity in Dust, which I reckoned was pitched like Moorcock’s End of Time characters in a more urban fantasy setting. That sounded more than fascinating enough to get added to the TBR mountain, and now it’s time to reveal […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: The Expo!

Small Press, Big Stories: The Expo! 

Today on Small Press, Big Stories – an announcement! On Saturday 24th February, the Forbidden Planet London Megastore will be hosting a small press expo! Authors and editors from four of the UK’s leading SFF small presses will be on hand in one of Forbidden Planet’s trademark “open-plan” events to chat, sign books, and answer […]

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Exile by Martin Owton

Exile by Martin Owton
3.25

Shortlisted for last year’s Best Newcomer prize at the British Fantasy Awards, Exile is the first half of Martin Owton’s Nandor Tales – the story concludes in Nandor, also through Tickety Boo Press. From the cover art, the reader may be expecting a high-stakes, world-shifting epic fantasy, but the truth is a little different: Exile […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: 2017 In Review

Small Press, Big Stories: 2017 In Review 

While the world goes to hell in a handcart, it’s still been a heck of a year in fantasy fiction. And small and independent presses have definitely had their fair share of the highlights! Grimbold Books won Best Independent Press at the British Fantasy Awards, of course, and though their output this year has been […]

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Small Press, Big Stories – Skyhorse Publishing

Small Press, Big Stories – Skyhorse Publishing 

We’ve been quiet for a while – blame the day job and an inexplicable desire to hibernate until February – but you can’t stop the signal, so we’ve been having a chat with Cory Allyn, senior editor at Skyhorse Publishing, over the waves there in the US. Skyhorse is probably the biggest independent “small press” […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal

Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal 

Summer’s gone, days spent in the grass and sun. And with the drop in temperature come pumpkin spice lattes, fireworks, and eventually Christmas! So with that in mind, it’s more than time to get your seasonal TBR pile set and maybe have something to read while you’re waiting for Santa to make off with the […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Arachne Press

Small Press, Big Stories: Arachne Press 

Small Press, Big Stories is a monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world. This month’s featured publisher is Arachne Press. This month on #SmallPressBigStories, we’re delving into the realms of Arachne Press, an award-winning imprint based in London that specialises in short stories, collections, and poetry. I met Arachne’s Cherry […]

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