Jurassic World Trailer released 2 days early!
 

Jurassic World

Trailer released 2 days early!

 
Maleficent – Movie Review
 

Maleficent

Movie Review

 
Faeries and Folklore – Part Three: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
 

Faeries and Folklore

Part 3: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

 

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Jurassic World Trailer released 2 days early!

Jurassic World Trailer released 2 days early! 

When I was a kid dinosaurs were huge. Not literally, well, yes, literally – kinda – I guess they were extinct, but… ah, you know what I mean: popular. So, when Jurassic Park came out in the cinemas I and everyone else in my school begged our parents to take us to the cinema. Although […]

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Maleficent – Movie Review

Maleficent – Movie Review 

Maleficent shows us how far the modern fantasy genre has come, and not just in terms of the subject matter and frequency of adaptations either, but also in terms of support from the big studios and from audiences. One of the reasons why fantasy stories resonate so well with us is that many of our […]

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Faeries and Folklore – Part Three: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Faeries and Folklore – Part Three: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Last time we looked at how faeries have evolved, through some of their integral folklore as well as the genre as a whole. Some changes have been marked, others more subtle. The same goes for the faeries who constantly bask in the spotlight, one way or another; famous or infamous in folklore and stories written […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Show-Stopping Speech

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Show-Stopping Speech 

On November 19, Ursula K. Le Guin received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, celebrating her lifetime of achievement. The author of A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Lathe of Heaven, The Dispossessed, and many, many more books, science fiction and fantasy fans have long known […]

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Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy

Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our May 2014 contest. In May we had […]

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Fantasy-Faction Anthology: Order the Paperback (UK, US & Canada!)

Fantasy-Faction Anthology: Order the Paperback (UK, US & Canada!) 

It is hard to believe that the Fantasy-Faction Anthology that we worked so hard on for almost three years is now out there and being read by Fantasy fans around the world. The following are unsolicited reviews we’ve picked up from readers who have already enjoyed their copy: “I don’t usually read short stories, but […]

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Fantasy at the Fair

Fantasy at the Fair 

Over at the Fantasy-Faction Book Club we’ve recently finished our October read: Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury. This is a story about two boys and one father who find themselves facing an evil carnival. Reactions to the book were mixed, but there was one thing everyone seemed to agree on – the […]

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London Comic Con – Review

London Comic Con – Review 

The dark water below promised a painful death should the cable snap. The gentleman making faces at us during the five minute cable car ride from one side of the river to the other was only the beginning. I turned up to the usual manic rush of the convention crowd rushing around me; cosplayers roleplaying […]

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The Liar’s Key Cover Reveal

The Liar’s Key Cover Reveal 

When your most recent novel has done enough to pick up both the David Gemmell Legend Award (prose) and the David Gemmell Ravenheart Award (Cover Art), you are inevitably going to have readers waiting with bated breath for your subsequent work. Certainly, when Mark Lawrence announced that he was going to continue writing books in the […]

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Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ heading to Television!

Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ heading to Television! 

A couple of years ago it seemed that Fantasy and Science-Fiction had died its death on television. You’d get the odd show trying to kick-start the genre, but generally, no matter how good, we knew it was only a matter of time before it was cancelled (Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, StarTrek Enterprise, etc, etc, etc). It […]

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What Makes a Great Bookstore?

What Makes a Great Bookstore? 

Everyone has a favorite bookstore—whether it’s a big chain or the corner independent. It’s the place where we discover new books, maybe even wait in line for hours for the latest in our favorite series. I don’t know about you, but walking into a bookstore always brightens my day. So, how do you know if […]

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Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley 

In December, our book club will be reading The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. There has been a lot of buzz about The Mirror Empire this year and I have to confess, I was already extremely excited about the choice because it’s one of my favorite reads of 2014. It also lends its self quite […]

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