How To Self-Publish
 

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How The Belgariad Taught Me To Write A Cyberpunk Dystopia – Guest Blog by Ferrett Steinmetz
 

The Belgariad to Cyberpunk Dystopia

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Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs
 

Publishing and LGBT Erasure

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How To Self-Publish

How To Self-Publish 

This one has been bubbling up for a while… Over the last few months, various discussions have erupted around the subject of self-publishing, specifically how it should be done. There have also been a few blog posts on the subject. There’s been a lot of banter. Mostly friendly, but it has got heated in places. […]

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How The Belgariad Taught Me To Write A Cyberpunk Dystopia – Guest Blog by Ferrett Steinmetz

How The Belgariad Taught Me To Write A Cyberpunk Dystopia – Guest Blog by Ferrett Steinmetz 

Full confession: I thought my new novel The Uploaded was a dystopian novel about the miseries that happen five hundred years after humanity perfects brain-uploading. But my publisher Angry Robot told me it was something different. “You wrote a cyberpunk family drama, Ferrett!” I looked up, baffled, from my chocolate milk – the only drink […]

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Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs

Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs 

I always knew someone would tell me to add a Sexy Lady Robot to my book. When I first starting writing my novel, Echo of the Larkspur, I set out to write a story that was first and foremost about love. Love between a male human and an omnipotent, genderless robot that identified as male, […]

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Cover Reveal for MOTHER OF HERETICS by T. A. Miles

Cover Reveal for MOTHER OF HERETICS by T. A. Miles 

I exist in a brightly lit darkness, and so do my characters. I write horrific monsters, in decaying or threatened environments, harassing gender-ambiguous lovelies who fight back.  Especially featuring that theme is my current Enthraller trilogy, which is part of the overarching series, Bastards of the Gods. Enthraller is a story that was inspired by […]

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2,000 to 10,000 and 5,000 Words Per Hour – Reviews and Comparison

2,000 to 10,000 and 5,000 Words Per Hour – Reviews and Comparison 

I think it’s safe to say that most writers wish they could write more. We block out time to write before work, during our lunch hours, and before bed. But life often gets in the way: we have jobs, school, family to look after, friends to meet up with, gym sessions, or errands to run. […]

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Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway 

At the beginning of 2017, Angry Robot released the first in a new series by James A. Moore: The Tides of War. The first book, The Last Sacrifice, came out to much acclaim with people like Seanan McGuire calling it, “Gripping, horrific, and unique…well worth your time.” If this dark gem of sword and sorcery […]

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Blood of Assassins by R. J. Barker – Cover Reveal

Blood of Assassins by R. J. Barker – Cover Reveal 

RJ Barker’s fantasy debut Age of Assassins has been out for just over a month, and already both RJ and the book are making a name for themselves – kind of like how an assassin’s reputation precedes them. And, like a true assassin, when the time is right to strike, RJ and publishers Orbit are […]

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Fantasy-Faction Vlog Project

Fantasy-Faction Vlog Project 

Should moments like this be lost? Fantasy-Faction is trying to raise funds for a video camera to capture our upcoming Grim Gathering  – featuring Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Mark Lawrence, Peter Newman and Anna Stephens – and future events too. As you can see, the quality of the above is pretty awful, as it’s […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Arachne Press

Small Press, Big Stories: Arachne Press 

Small Press, Big Stories is a monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world. This month’s featured publisher is Arachne Press. This month on #SmallPressBigStories, we’re delving into the realms of Arachne Press, an award-winning imprint based in London that specialises in short stories, collections, and poetry. I met Arachne’s Cherry […]

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Fantasy in the Court 2017

Fantasy in the Court 2017 

Back in August I headed up to the ‘big smoke’ – though with electric cars, the congestion charge and the general relocation of heavy industry out of London, it is not really that smoky any more, but it is big. The reason for my train journey was simple – Fantasy in the Court. An event […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Urban Fantasy

Monthly Short Story Winner: Urban Fantasy 

We haven’t had a genre as our monthly theme for quite a while, so this time entrants wrote us a nice, little urban fantasy story. This means that story should take place mainly in a city. Any city, any time? No. To make it a bit more specific, they had to stay on our world […]

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Tough Travels: Dragons

Tough Travels: Dragons 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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