Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
 

Nice Dragons Finish Last

Review

 
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
 

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Review

 
Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy
 

Winner of the May Writing Contest

Contest Theme: Portal Fantasy

 

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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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World Fantasy Award Winners

World Fantasy Award Winners 

It still does not seem real to me that this website, that I set up because I didn’t have any friends to talk to about the fantasy book I’d just finished, was in 2014 nominated for a World Fantasy Award… A World Friggen Fantasy Award, people!  To me, winning isn’t important. It never will be. Judges […]

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Patrick Rothfuss responds to Creative Writing Teacher’s ‘fantasy doesn’t count’ jibe

Patrick Rothfuss responds to Creative Writing Teacher’s ‘fantasy doesn’t count’ jibe 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we love Patrick Rothfuss and his Kingkiller Chronicles. I feel Pat is an incredibly intelligent, well spoken man who has done a lot of good in terms of promoting the fantasy genre. However, I wouldn’t recommend you make him angry, because you won’t like him when he’s angry… Here’s the explanation of […]

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Keeping the Little Things Undead

Keeping the Little Things Undead 

We are all familiar with ‘zombies’, right? Senseless, decaying and yet animated corpses that eat juicy live brains’ – as seen in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Well, that’s certainly a popular depiction of them, but there are others too. One of the most fascinating examples that I’ve come across over the last few years are […]

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Fantastical Biology Part 4: Deep Ocean

Fantastical Biology Part 4: Deep Ocean 

The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface, and yet humans have explored less than 5% of it. No wonder the deepest parts of the ocean have inspired and played a part in so many speculative fiction stories, like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, or China Miéville’s The Scar. Dolphins, seals and manatees are […]

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