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Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019
 

Gene Wolfe

(1931 – 2019)

 
A Time of Blood by John Gwynne – Spoiler Free Review
 

A Time of Blood

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Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019

Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019 

“…that is to say, in all of this, I think, I believe in some sense much akin to the belief of faith, that I noticed, felt, or underwent what I describe—but it may be that the only reason childhood memories act on us so strongly is that, being the most remote we possess, they are […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fire

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fire 

This month we asked our entrants to write about fire. The beauty of fire is its ambivalence. On the one hand we need it to survive (cooking our food, keeping us warm, protecting us) on the other hand it’s dangerous, maybe even diabolical (arson, battle magic, forest fires, household accidents). A fire—no matter if it’s […]

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Dear SFF Community,

Dear SFF Community, 

Though spread across the globe, we come together around our passion for science and fantasy fiction. As such, our community must be supportive of one another—be strong enough to stand up in defence of those who cannot, or fear to, speak in their own. This past week has seen a test of that community, of […]

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Silent, Simple, Trouble: Corin Hayes Omnibus by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal

Silent, Simple, Trouble: Corin Hayes Omnibus by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal 

Corin Hayes Omnibus is out today! You can get your copy here! Fantasy-Faction is pleased as pop to announce that our own G. R. Matthews is putting out an omnibus of his first three Corin Hayes books! And he is letting us do the cover reveal! 😀 For those of you not in the know, […]

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Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews

Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews 

In the last couple of years, tabletop gaming has become more popular. A lot of people don’t have the space, budget or playing time for vast wargames involving hundreds of models, and smaller-scale, skirmish games have arisen to fill the gap. I thought I’d have a look at two such games: Carnevale, sold by TTCombat, […]

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Taking Comedy Seriously

Taking Comedy Seriously 

From Geoffrey Chaucer to Raymond Chandler—and a lot of people in between—all kinds of writers have used comedy to entertain and inform in their writing. Comedy can form a useful distraction from a darker story, or can take the form of a sly comment on the main action—or it can be the backbone of a […]

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We Want You: To Write for Fantasy-Faction

We Want You: To Write for Fantasy-Faction 

Do you read fantasy, science fiction, horror, steampunk, or any other of the many subgenres of SFF? Are you writing the next great epic fantasy novel or are at least trying to? Do you have some free time to share your love of genre fiction with others? Then Fantasy-Faction wants you! We are a fan […]

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Is Voltron: Legendary Defender Worth Watching?

Is Voltron: Legendary Defender Worth Watching? 

The final season of Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender dropped on 14th December 2018. Originally launching on Netflix in 2016, this re-boot of the 80s sci-fi adventure cartoon captured the hearts of both new and old fans alike. With a fluid animation style similar to Avatar: The Last Airbender and with a phenomenal voice actor cast, […]

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Worldbuilding: More Than Just Maps

Worldbuilding: More Than Just Maps 

When we think about worldbuilding, we tend to think of it on a grand scale: maps of continents in the front of fantasy novels, or astral charts showing rival galactic empires. But worldbuilding is deeper, and more subtle, than that. A novel can have a huge cast and be set in a huge background, but […]

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Bloodchild Cover Reveal

Bloodchild Cover Reveal 

It’s always a pleasure to do a cover reveal, but when it’s for our of our favourite authors it’s all the more exciting! 😀 Today we’ve been asked by publishing giants Harper Voyager to release upon the world the cover for Bloodchild by Anna Stephens, it’s the third book in the Godblind series (but you knew […]

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Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

Today I have the great pleasure of presenting Fantasy-Faction’s first cover reveal and story excerpt of 2019! And what better way to start, than with a soon to be debut author and friend of the site: Sarah Chorn. Many of you may know Sarah as the woman behind the site Bookworm Blues. She is a […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2018

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2018 

Happy New Year Factioners! 2018 was a difficult year for many of us, but it was an amazing year for fantasy! Our nomination list was the longest it’s ever been and we had a super hard time deciding who would make the cut. There were fantastic debuts, continuations of series, and series that reached their […]

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