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When addressing the origins of YA literature (we’re not talking SFF specific here for now, but bear with me) it all depends from which angle you decide to approach. I think the fact that often what classifies as “young adult” all depends on marketing and how a publisher and audience decide to view a book: [...]
Welcome to the third instalment in this series about little-known monsters (and other assorted creatures) from Classical mythology! This series is intended to shine a bit of light on some fantastical beings you may never have heard of before—or may only know a little about—and which bear parallels to some of the popular beasts of [...]
In May, our Science Fiction Book Club will be reading Dune by Frank Herbert, which won the Hugo Award in 1966, and the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. Dune is frequently cited as the world’s best-selling science fiction novel. “Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire, where planetary dynasties are [...]
In May, we will be reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve already read and definitely enjoyed this one. It was very different than I expected and very different from anything else I have read. I really hope a good number of you join us this month. I’m looking forward to a reread of [...]
Emma Newman’s Split World series was picked up by Angry Robot last year after discovering her through her series of short stories. Every week for a year and a day she released a short story set in her world leading up to the release date for the first book, Between Two Thorns. Fantasy-Faction was lucky [...]
This is the second instalment of a series in which we explore some of the lesser-known creatures and monsters found in Classical mythology, as many of these fantastical beings have similar counterparts in today’s modern fantasy literature and film. It’s my hope that giving more “screen time” to some of the unique creatures from ancient [...]