The Color of Vengeance by Rob J. Hayes
 

The Color of Vengeance

Review

 
The Vagrant by Peter Newman
 

The Vagrant

Review

 
James A. Moore signs new deal with Angry Robot
 

James A. Moore's New Deal

Angry Robot snap up 2 more books

 

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James A. Moore signs new deal with Angry Robot

James A. Moore signs new deal with Angry Robot 

A couple of days ago, James A Moore popped up in a Facebook Group I’m a member of and announced that he’d just signed a deal for a new series. Naturally intrigued, I searched the net for details and was unable to find anything… Then, moments later an e-mail appeared from Angry Robot telling me […]

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Oh, actually, 8 Seasons…

Oh, actually, 8 Seasons… 

In what I see as a complete U-Turn, HBO’s President, Michael Lombardo, he is now saying that Game of Thrones will go at least eight seasons. I must admit that this does genuinely frustrate me as a fan of the television series. For years HBO and the writers have told us that they’ve always planned for […]

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Fantastical Biology – Part Eight: Fantasy Diseases

Fantastical Biology – Part Eight: Fantasy Diseases 

When creating a believable fantasy world, we often focus on things like politics, religion, culture; but there’s a tiny (microscopic, in fact) detail that can flesh out a story world and be used to create tension and conflict. Protagonists in fantasy novels often get cuts and bruises, or spend a few nights camping in the […]

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Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin Interview

Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin Interview 

In honor of the launch of Iron & Blood, we thought we would ask bestselling author Gail Z. Martin and co-author Larry N. Martin to interview each other about their new steampunk adventure and the perils and possibilities of being a married author team. Gail: So Larry, what have you liked best about publishing, and […]

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Jennifer Williams reveals cover for ‘The Silver Tide’

Jennifer Williams reveals cover for ‘The Silver Tide’ 

The recent British Fantasy Award nominee, Jennifer Williams, has released the cover of her upcoming novel, The Silver Tide. It is the third in a trilogy of books – The Copper Promise & The Iron Ghost coming before it – and the good news is we can confirm what you are all hoping: it, just […]

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In The Beginning – Advice On Starting An Epic Fantasy Novel

In The Beginning – Advice On Starting An Epic Fantasy Novel 

I’ve known John Wordsworth for a number of years and in addition to being one of the nicest guys in publishing he is also one of the most talented. Formerly John ran, what I consider, one of my favourite genre labels in the UK: ‘Headline Science Fiction & Fantasy’. They weren’t around very long, but when […]

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The history in your fantasy

The history in your fantasy 

My third book, titled Ruin, is published in the UK on 16th July. Now, that may not mean much to a lot of you guys, but to me, it’s OUTRAGEOUS! I began writing back in 2002 as a hobby, and to see my first series be picked up by Tor UK and now reaching its […]

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The Book Of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe

The Book Of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe
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“We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges. When soldiers take their oath they are given a coin, an asimi stamped with the profile of the Autarch. Their acceptance of that coin is their acceptance of the special duties and […]

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A New Hope for the Star Wars Extended Universe

A New Hope for the Star Wars Extended Universe 

A few days ago, I took 25 years’ worth of Star Wars novels off my bookshelf, put them in boxes, and tucked them away. I couldn’t look at them anymore. It wasn’t healthy. It wasn’t productive. It was a sad moment for me, but it was necessary. The Star Wars Extended Universe as I knew […]

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How To Liven Up Your Story

How To Liven Up Your Story 

Character A goes to location B, takes action C, and achieves event D. This sentence might have the minimal elements of a plot but it’s not a story. A story grabs you, pulls you in. A story has ups and downs, a plot that twists and turns, it has surprises and drama, it has action […]

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Dinosaurs are coming!

Dinosaurs are coming! 

“It’s like a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones.” says George R. R. Martin. Got your interest? I should hope so! Get ready for Knights in full armour astride not horses but rampaging T-Rexes with the release of Victor Milan’s The Dinosaur Lords. Although the Fantasy-Faction review team is still tearing their way through […]

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Slavery in Fantasy

Slavery in Fantasy 

The subject of slavery became a hot topic on the forum for a few days in June and July. It began with a forum user’s quandary: On one hand us modern folk consider slavery abhorrent, but on the other I’m not aware of a single ancient society that didn’t practice it. So in any semi-realistic […]

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