Suicide: More Than a Plot Device
 

Suicide: More Than a Plot Device

Guest Post by Peter Orullian

 
Writing Contest Winner: Religion
 

Writing Contest Winner

Theme: Religion

 
Bloomsbury Reveal First ‘Harry’ image for upcoming Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Re-Releases…
 

Bloomsbury Reveal 'New Harry'

Preview of upcoming 'Illustrated Editions'

 

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Suicide: More Than a Plot Device

Suicide: More Than a Plot Device 

When I built the world for my fantasy series, The Vault of Heaven, I intentionally made it a dire place. Not bleak, I don’t think. At least, not all of it. But I established some places and practices that lead to suffering—a need-state, some call it. And when people suffer, sometimes their needs are met—they’re […]

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Writing Contest Winner: Religion

Writing Contest Winner: Religion 

December. The darkest month with the longest night of the year. Harsh and cold days and mankind struggling in winter’s iron grip. Separated through walls of snow from others, one feels tiny and alone. What better time to remember that there are gods looking out for you? Gods, who may help you through these hard […]

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Bloomsbury Reveal First ‘Harry’ image for upcoming Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Re-Releases…

Bloomsbury Reveal First ‘Harry’ image for upcoming Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Re-Releases… 

Bloomsbury Books have revealed the first picture of their ‘new’ Harry Potter. Unlike some of the other images they’ve released that will feature in the upcoming Illustrated Editions of the Harry Potter books, this image by Jim Kay can’t be called a complete reimagining. It certainly looks and feels very similar to the artwork in/on […]

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Genres: Stirring The Pot

Genres: Stirring The Pot 

I was a reader for decades before I began to really work at becoming a writer. Ever since I was a boy I read anything I could get my hands on, history and science and poetry and every kind of fiction, Wuthering Heights to The Thirty Nine Steps, Kemlo of the Space Lanes to Dr […]

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Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye

Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye 

Robert A. Heinlein is known as the dean of science fiction, and was the first Grand Master of the genre. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke are collectively known as the ‘Big Three’ of science fiction. Just the other day, I saw someone mention in a blog that they had read a science fiction […]

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Waterborne Exile Cover Reveal & Preview

Waterborne Exile Cover Reveal & Preview 

It’s no secret that Angry Robot Books are amongst Fantasy-Faction’s favourite SFF publishers here in the UK. Having been lucky enough to meet a number of their team at conventions and through the interwebs I know that each and every one of them are true genre fans. And, because they are true genre fans, they […]

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“The Witcher: Sword Of Destiny” Extract

“The Witcher: Sword Of Destiny” Extract 

The Witcher is far more than the title/class of a character in an SFF Book in its native Poland. In its country of origin, the series of novels and short stories by writer Andrzej Sapkowski has the kind of cult following that The Lord of The Rings has over here in Britain. Indeed, the growing […]

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Writing Contest Winner: Joker Month

Writing Contest Winner: Joker Month 

We had a lot great contest themes this year and I know that some people didn’t manage to finish their stories on time for some of the contests or didn’t take part for other reasons, so this month I decided to revisit the themes we already had. November (because of NaNoWriMo) is a special month […]

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A Look At Points Of View

A Look At Points Of View 

What point of view to write from is one of the most significant decisions a writer can make about their work, yet with so many aspects of writing craft to consider, characterisation, plotting, pacing, it often gets regulated to the background after a quick, early decision. Giving a little thought to what point of view […]

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Laura Lam’s “Dark Circus” to be completed with Tor!!!

Laura Lam’s “Dark Circus” to be completed with Tor!!! 

Fantasy-Faction were heart-broken when we heard that publishing imprint Strange Chemistry would be folding. Authors such as Laura Lam, who had written books like Pantomime that scored 9 & 10 out of 10 scores, were left out of contract. Equally hard to swallow was that series like Laura’s would be left mid-way through without a […]

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Faeries and Folklore – Part Four: A History of the Fae

Faeries and Folklore – Part Four: A History of the Fae 

In this final part of our exploration of the fae, it seems appropriate to take a look at not only the varied and expansive wealth of literature and that features fae, or any recognisable incarnation of them, but also a more comprehensive look at their time line. We’ve briefly explored the evolution of the fae, […]

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New Deal For John Gwynne

New Deal For John Gwynne 

Huge congratulations to one of Britain’s finest fantasy talents, John Gwynne, who has had a new fantasy series picked up by Pan Macmillan in a six-figure deal. Many Fantasy-Faction readers will know of John via his ‘The Faithful and the Fallen’ quartet, the first book of which earned him a Gemmell Award for best debut […]

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