Chains of the Heretic by Jeff Salyards
 

Chains of the Heretic

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Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time
 

Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time

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Stranger Of Tempest by Tom Lloyd
 

Stranger Of Tempest

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Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time

Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time 

Serial Reader is a new app that delivers daily chunks of books that can be read in 20 minutes or less to your phone. After a few weeks, I’ve become hooked. It’s perfect for my commute on the subway, while waiting in line for coffee, or while eating my lunch. Books that might seem intimidating […]

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The Jim Henson Company Making a Wee Free Men Movie!

The Jim Henson Company Making a Wee Free Men Movie! 

If you’ve been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the next Discworld book to hit the big screen, then your wait is over! The Jim Henson Company, creators of some of the best fantasy movies ever, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask and more, have joined up with Narrativia, Sir Terry Pratchett’s production company, to […]

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Making A Connection

Making A Connection 

Most people think of reading as a purely intellectual pursuit, but the best books are the ones that inspire emotion in the reader. While you can appreciate a novel on an intellectual basis, the ones you remember are the ones that made you feel something; a tragedy that evokes a sense of sadness and loss, […]

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I STARTED AN AWARD-WINNING SF/F PUBLISHING HOUSE AND ALL I LEARNED WERE THESE SEVEN RANDOM THINGS

I STARTED AN AWARD-WINNING SF/F PUBLISHING HOUSE AND ALL I LEARNED WERE THESE SEVEN RANDOM THINGS 

In honour of Angry Robot’s seventh anniversary, founder and publisher Marc Gascoigne was persuaded to share some random thoughts on how the innovative imprint ticks. Unfortunately, that’s just what he did. 1) IF YOU WANT TO GET HERE, I WOULDN’T START FROM THERE Publishing has changed immeasurably since August 2008 when Angry Robot was first […]

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New Warhammer 40K Comic Announced

New Warhammer 40K Comic Announced 

Titan Comics and Games Workshop have announced their selected creative team of writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Warhammer Black Library, Eighth Doctor) and artists Tazio Bettin (Independence Day, Sally of the Wasteland) and Enrica Eren Angioliniwhjo who will kick-off the highly anticipated new Warhammer 40,000 comic series this October. Many Fantasy-Factioners will be familiar with the popular tabletop game that is now in its seventh edition and […]

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Fantastical Creatures of Greco-Roman Mythology: The Colchian Dragon

Fantastical Creatures of Greco-Roman Mythology: The Colchian Dragon 

This is the second instalment of a series in which we explore some of the lesser-known creatures and monsters found in Classical mythology, as many of these fantastical beings have similar counterparts in today’s modern fantasy literature and film. It’s my hope that giving more “screen time” to some of the unique creatures from ancient […]

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David Gemmell Legend Awards: Short List

David Gemmell Legend Awards: Short List 

It’s that time of year again… The shortlists for 2016’s Gemmell Awards have been announced and voting will open at midday (GMT) today (Friday 8th July). Great to see so many of Fantasy-Faction Community’s favourites in the lists. Check them out: Legend Award (best novel) The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz) Son of the Black Sword by Larry […]

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Another Point (of View) – Part Two: Third Person

Another Point (of View) – Part Two: Third Person 

Last time, as you recall, or maybe you don’t, we looked at narration in the first-person. It has, as a writing style, many good points and some pitfalls. Well, third-person is no different in terms of advantages and disadvantages. It is different in relation to tone, information and connection. If you want to write a […]

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Writing Fantasy Battles – A Look At Strategy

Writing Fantasy Battles – A Look At Strategy 

You’ve seen the blood spray through the air, you’ve felt the crash judder through your arm as the enemy hits your lines, but have you ever thought about the big picture? Have you ever thought about the mechanics of a battle, the interplay of different units that determines the outcome, whether the cavalry should ride […]

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13 more hours of Game of Thrones….

13 more hours of Game of Thrones…. 

The countdown has begun… Game of Thrones show creator David Benioff has told the world: “It’s two more seasons we’re talking about[.] From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now.” We’ve already had 60 hours, so this means that […]

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Worldbuilding: Don’t Neglect The Landscape

Worldbuilding: Don’t Neglect The Landscape 

You have your story, your plot, your characters, sub-texts and themes. On a piece, or several, of paper you have sketched out a map, worked out the travel distances and know how long it will take the heroes to cover that distance. You’ve spent a bit of time making sure you know the types of […]

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The Last of a Kind: Extinction in Fantasy

The Last of a Kind: Extinction in Fantasy 

We often hear about extinction in the real world – whether it’s a dodo that’s already died out, a rhinoceros that’s on the brink of extinction, a bluefin tuna that’s well on its way there, or more rarely, a Bermuda petrel that provides a glimmer of hope, reappearing after years of being thought extinct. The […]

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