The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock
 

The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock

A Brief Remembrance

 
Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal
 

'Rebirths of Tao' Artwork

Cover Reveal of Wesley Chu's latest

 
If It’s ‘Self-Promotion,’ You’re Doing It Wrong
 

If It’s ‘Self-Promotion,’ You’re Doing It Wrong

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The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock

The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock 

Leonard Nimoy died today. I’m sure I was not alone in my reaction – the imagined punch to the gut but oh-so-real realization that Spock is dead, and this time without the hope of the Genesis planet. The original Star Trek series aired nearly twenty years before I was born, and like many of you, […]

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Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal

Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal 

Fantasy-Faction are big, big fans of Wesley Chu. Not only have his Tao books been funny, loveable and entertaining, but his ever-varied Twitter feed makes him one of the most fun and interesting authors to follow through social media (do it now!). So, when our friends over at Angry Robot Books asked if we’d be interested […]

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If It’s ‘Self-Promotion,’ You’re Doing It Wrong

If It’s ‘Self-Promotion,’ You’re Doing It Wrong 

I recently wrote a letter to my grandfather in advance of his 90th birthday, and told him a bit about some of the books I’ve been reading lately. He’s never been interested in reading fantasy, my primary genre of choice, but as a child I can still remember his bookshelf full of westerns written by […]

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Putting the Fun in Fantasy by Jennifer Williams

Putting the Fun in Fantasy by Jennifer Williams 

With The Copper Promise I wanted to write a fun fantasy book. A sort of knockabout, adventure and peril and dastardly deeds type of book. The type of book that would take you down the pub and deliberately buy you all the weird drinks made from the contents of the sticky bottles at the very […]

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Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading

Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading 

It was Valentines last week so I, as I often do, sent out a holiday themed tweet: What I didn’t expect when I sent that Tweet out was such a huge variety of replies and such a wonderful array of reasoning for why each person had chosen the specific books they were throwing at me. Because […]

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Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army

Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army 

Author’s Note: I did my best to refrain from using military and army interchangeably in this article. To clarify a bit, by army I mean one specific body of fighters. By military I mean a country or warlord’s fighting force as a whole. Military history is a bear. Humans have been fighting each other longer […]

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Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2015: Publishers’ Choice

Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2015: Publishers’ Choice 

Every year we take some time visiting and talking to SFF publishers about what their most anticipated novels for the year are. The idea is that the people working in the publishing houses are the ones who actually have laid their eyes on the manuscripts. In terms of the already popular authors they know whether […]

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Frodor’s Travel Guide to Westeros

Frodor’s Travel Guide to Westeros 

See what I did there? Fodor’s and Frodo. Get it? Like the travel guide and the hobbit. You know, from Lord of the Rings? Right, anyway. This is the first installment of our guide. Over the coming months, we’ll be looking at the hottest fantasy vacation spots. First up is Frodor’s travel pick of the […]

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Story Openings

Story Openings 

The blank page faces you, whether it’s the page in your hand or the one on the screen, the question is always the same – how do you begin? Do you want to set the scene with a sweeping landscape, or launch into the action with a gunfight or duel? Will you ease the reader […]

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New Michael J. Sullivan series!

New Michael J. Sullivan series! 

Whilst Fantasy-Faction works on its Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2015 list (due up this Friday / Saturday – PROMISE!), we were brought news of yet another of Fantasy-Faction’s favourite authors who has just signed a new book deal. This adds to the exciting news we brought you yesterday that Sam Sykes has announced a collaboration with […]

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Jim Butcher Announces New Fantasy Series

Jim Butcher Announces New Fantasy Series 

Jim Butcher’s Dresden books are some of the highest selling, most highly regarded novels in the fantasy genre. With a narrative style reminiscent of Raymond Chandler’s, the protagonist of the novels – Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard – makes a living as a Private Detective. The stories are popular for their consistent humour and […]

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Magically Systematic

Magically Systematic 

One of the keystones of the fantasy genre is magic. Whether it be dark and mysterious, lost and forgotten, or as common as forks and spoons, it is an ever-present theme in our favourite fantasy books. There doesn’t seem to be anything magic can’t do. When our heroes are in trouble, a well placed spell […]

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