The Last of a Kind: Extinction in Fantasy
 

Extinction in Fantasy

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
 

Roses and Rot

Review

 
2016 Locus Award Winners Announced!
 

Locus Award Winners Announced!

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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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2016 Locus Award Winners Announced!

2016 Locus Award Winners Announced! 

Yesterday the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA. The awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll that runs from February 1 to April 15 each year. This year the ballots contained an amazing group of […]

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Graphic Fantasy: Catching up on Comics

Graphic Fantasy: Catching up on Comics 

Step into any forum, whether on Fantasy-Faction or another site, and conversation often turns to recommendations. “I liked X, but not Y. What should I pick up next?” Unless X and Y are really off the wall, the same handful of names pop up pretty much every time. And while I do try to suggest […]

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Character Group Dynamics

Character Group Dynamics 

One of the most important tasks of a writer is to get the reader to engage with their characters, but almost as important is how your characters engage with each other. Their interactions are what make up the narrative and drama of the book, bringing the story to life. How can your hero show off […]

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Where did Stranger of Tempest come from?

Where did Stranger of Tempest come from? 

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Stranger of Tempest by now… It has perhaps the most stand-out cover of the year and is being hailed as relentless, fun and unputdownable by readers lucky enough to land an ARC. We wanted to know from Tom Lloyd how the idea of the book came about, why he took […]

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What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer

What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer 

In news that will shock precisely no one that has spoken to me for any amount of time, I am a massive nerd. Like, huge. I am the kind of nerd who is genuinely surprised when people don’t enjoy hour long one-sided conversations (re: rants) about political systems of Middle Earth or subtleties hidden within […]

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J. K. Rowling is Better than Shakespeare

J. K. Rowling is Better than Shakespeare 

Tell me if you’ve ever read these stories before: – A young male sociopath disapproves of everyone and everything around him, including any of his romantic interests. He changes nothing, learns nothing, and leaves. – It’s the olden days, and terrible things are happening to good people. Terrible things continue to happen for 200 – […]

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British Fantasy Awards 2016 Short List – And We’re On It!

British Fantasy Awards 2016 Short List – And We’re On It! 

Hello everyone! I am super excited to announce that Fantasy-Faction has once again been nominated for the British Fantasy Award for Best Non-Fiction! That in and of itself would be amazing, but check out all the awesomeness on this list! We are sharing space with some very very talented people! Marc and I would like […]

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Everyone’s Got A Point (of View) – Part One: First Person

Everyone’s Got A Point (of View) – Part One: First Person 

I’ve never liked violence. Doesn’t mean I’m not good at it, I’m just not fond of it. But survival’s become something of a habit and if that means getting in the first punch, kick, or whack with whatever object comes to hand, I’m all for it. – Corin Hayes And after that shameless self-promotion let’s […]

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Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi – Cover Reveal & Excerpt

Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi – Cover Reveal & Excerpt 

Here on Fantasy-Faction we have hosted many a cover reveal. Of those covers a good deal of my personal favs have been from Angry Robot Books. Today’s reveal is no exception. But before I get ahead of myself, why don’t we take a look at the summary for today’s novel: Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi. Every civilization […]

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Superfan Interview: Malazan Book of the Fallen

Superfan Interview: Malazan Book of the Fallen 

Welcome to the first edition of Fantasy-Faction’s Superfan Interviews feature. The concept of this brand new feature is simple: go out, find some Superfans and interview them about why they appreciate an author’s work as much as they do. This feature has a place near to my heart, because I consider myself a Superfan of […]

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Help Fantasy-Faction do cool things! =)

Help Fantasy-Faction do cool things! =) 

Fantasy-Faction has a Patreon page! For years, people have been suggesting we set something like this up, but we’ve always held off. I’ve seen Patreon as a great website for artists, but one that you need to have some great rewards or wild ambitions in order to justify. Well, this year I’ve come to the […]

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