Hope And Red by Jon Skovron
 

Hope And Red

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Ghost Talkers

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2016 Hugo Award Winners

2016 Hugo Award Winners 

Tonight the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards were announced, along with the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Congratulations to all the winners! And if you are interested in how close the race was this year, you can check out the voting stats here. Best Novel Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit) […]

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Confirmation The Thorn Of Emberlain is delayed

Confirmation The Thorn Of Emberlain is delayed 

Over the past few weeks, we’d been hearing a few whispers from our friends in publishing that Scott Lynch’s The Thorn Of Emberlain probably wouldn’t make the September 2016 release date. A few members of our Facebook Group picked up on these rumours too and expressed their disappointment, but understanding towards Scott’s real life issues. Phil, for […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Space Opera

Monthly Short Story Winner: Space Opera 

“Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare and often romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space. It usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons and other sophisticated technology.” – Wikipedia Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, and George Lucas’ Star […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Our Final Seven

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Our Final Seven 

After much deliberation, the Fantasy-Faction reviewing team has narrowed down the entries in our group to seven. Our task now is to read and discuss these books more closely, with a view to picking a winner. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the standard across all the books we’ve looked at was […]

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Suicide Squad – Movie Review

Suicide Squad – Movie Review 

This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to see the movie. I’m going to preface this by saying I don’t normally do movie reviews. Also I haven’t been into DC Comics since the Justice League was called the Super Friends. And then? I just watched the TV show because I couldn’t […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Getting Close To The End…

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Getting Close To The End… 

The Fantasy-Faction SPFBO team are on the verge of announcing their top seven books! But first, here are a final set of five that didn’t quite make the cut. It was really hard to say goodbye to some of these; maybe on another day, with another set of reviewers, they would have made it through. […]

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Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review

Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review 

I haven’t played Dungeons & Dragons since my teenage years, and there are days when I miss it. Computer games took over, life got in the way; work, family, children and all the things that we think (and are) important just ate up my time. Luckily for me, I’ve got a group of friends who […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Flash Fiction

Monthly Short Story Winner: Flash Fiction 

Postcard Fiction. Short, Short Stories. Micro Fiction. 500 words or less. This month, that’s all our entrants got. Wikipedia says that flash fiction ‘often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution.’ It adds that ‘the limited word length often forces some of these elements to remain unwritten – that is, […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Farewell To Another Five

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Farewell To Another Five 

Writing fiction is like painting Rorschach cards: everyone sees (and feels) something different when looking at what you’ve created. Every review is subjective. And as AFE and GR have observed in previous rounds, each of the following books have something positive to recommend them. All five samples have been read by 3-4 members of the […]

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Tropes and Clichés in Epic Fantasy: Is It Time To Move On?

Tropes and Clichés in Epic Fantasy: Is It Time To Move On? 

I just finished Diana Jones’s The Tough Guide to Fantasyland first published twenty years ago, but still accurately satirical in the shots it takes at the more recognisable “issues” in fantasy fiction. Tropes of plot, style and substance are all scythed down in a humorous harvesting of fantasy’s most memorable clichés, from the impeccably behaved […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Another Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Another Five Fall 

Hot on the heels of the last update, here are another five books to which we are sadly saying goodbye. Again, these books all have something to recommend them – it’s simply that the reviewing team collectively preferred other books. Just as Geoff said in his update, a lot of it comes down to personal […]

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Syncing Scrivener Files Between Computers Using Dropbox

Syncing Scrivener Files Between Computers Using Dropbox 

One of the simple joys of writing is the fact that it can be done anywhere. All you need is pen and paper. Some writers prefer the structure of a fixed location – a writing shed or office – whilst others like to mix it up and break the routine, perhaps visiting a coffee shop […]

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