Writing a Book People Can’t Put Down: The Art of Pacing
 

The Art of Pacing

Guest Post by Margaret Fortune

 
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
 

Half the World

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The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin
 

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Writing a Book People Can’t Put Down: The Art of Pacing

Writing a Book People Can’t Put Down: The Art of Pacing 

It’s two o’clock in the morning. You’ve had a long day, you’re exhausted, and in just four short hours you have to get ready for another day of work. More than anything, you just need to go to bed. So why don’t you? Because you just have to finish this absolutely amazing book you can’t […]

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Intersectionality and the White Girl – Guest Blog by Alyc Helms

Intersectionality and the White Girl – Guest Blog by Alyc Helms 

Intersectionality and the White Girl Here’s the deal. I’m a white girl, and I’ve never been to China. One of the first things people ask when they find out my book, The Dragons of Heaven, is set in China is, “Oh, have you ever been?” and all I can do is smile and say nope. […]

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The Dragons of Heaven: Cover Reveal

The Dragons of Heaven: Cover Reveal 

Would you deal with the devil to save the world? That’s the question posed on the back cover of The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms and here’s the rest of what’s on offer: Street magician Missy Masters inherited more than the usual genetic cocktail from her estranged grandfather – she also got his preternatural control […]

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The Genre Divide

The Genre Divide 

As long as there have been books there have been categories for them, Fantasy-Faction itself is a site dedicated to a particular form of literature. But in recent years more and more novels are scraping at the borders of their neat genre boxes, they’re breaking out and twisting into new shapes, new stories. This brand […]

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Exclusive Cover Reveal for ‘NOVA’ by Margaret Fortune

Exclusive Cover Reveal for ‘NOVA’ by Margaret Fortune 

“NOVA grabbed me from the first chapter, and never let go. What a ride! Unforgettable, fast-paced and original, this book kept me guessing to the end.” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of These Broken Stairs I mean, you’re never going to read a ‘bad cover blurb’ are you? But that’s a lot of nice words and […]

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Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015) 

We at Fantasy-Faction are heartbroken by the loss of such a great man as Sir Terry Pratchett. There is a hole in fantasy and science fiction that will not soon be filled and a pain in our hearts that will not soon be comforted. Below we have collected the thoughts of some of our contributors […]

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The Super Relaxed Fantasy Club

The Super Relaxed Fantasy Club 

An urban nightscape. Soft up-lighting casting blue petals against the wall. Flame captured in tall glass pyramids heat the room. The quiet chatter of people at the bar and staff placing chairs in silence. It surrounds you, entices you, relaxes you. And that’s good. This was my first time. I’d meant to go before, things […]

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Tie-In Fiction: Fantasy’s Gateway Drug

Tie-In Fiction: Fantasy’s Gateway Drug 

Tie-in fiction—specifically the Dragonlance universe—was my first introduction to wonderful world of epic, serial fantasy. Before Eddings, before Jordan and Feist, there were Weis and Hickman. The Dragonlance Chronicles are a touchstone for me and countless others. Just take a look at the forum here on Fantasy-Faction, or at the r/fantasy or r/Dragonlance subreddits. The […]

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The Kitschies: 2014 Winners Announced!

The Kitschies: 2014 Winners Announced! 

Our good friend Jared of Pornokitsch may no longer be heading up the Kitschies (although he is still heavily involved), but they are still one of the most interesting awards for me as a genre fiction fan. Unlike the majority of SFF lists out there which tend to focus on mainstream books – the books […]

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F-F To Support Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Author Opportunity

F-F To Support Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Author Opportunity 

“Who knows how many Name of the Winds or [fill in your favourite] are lost to us because they just couldn’t be seen? None? A hundred?” asked Mark Lawrence. You might scoff at that question – ‘no idiot reading Name of the Wind would turn it down’ – but actually many, many very clever, very […]

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The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed!

The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed! 

Starburst Magazine have revealed Harper Voyager UK’s cover of Peter V. Brett’s forth novel in ‘The Demon Cycle’, The Skull Throne. The last book in the series featured the same character – Inevra – in alternative dress and pose on both the UK and US versions of the book. For this title readers have been […]

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Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!

Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!! 

What You Need to Know On Friday April 10th 2015 at Bristol Waterstones from 7:00pm 4 of Grim, Gritty, Grey Fantasy’s best authors will be gathering. That is Mark Lawrence, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie and Peter Newman all in one place to discuss the grim/dark/grey/gritty fantasy genre on a panel, answer questions from fans, sign their books and grab […]

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