Society in Story
 

Society in Story

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The Kingfountain Trilogy by Jeff Wheeler – Spoiler Free Series Review
 

Kingfountain Trilogy

Spoiler Free Series Review

 
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
 

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

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Theology in the Godserfs Series

Theology in the Godserfs Series 

You may remember that a few days ago we revealed this awesome cover for the latest novel in the Godserfs series? Well, the author of Godserfs has stopped by to talk a little Theology with us as a means to open our eyes up to the kind of exploration that awaits you just beyond that aforementioned […]

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New Gas-Lit Empire Series & Give Away!

New Gas-Lit Empire Series & Give Away! 

Many Fantasy-Faction readers would have heard about Rod Duncan’s Gas-Lit Empire series. The first novel, The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, was shortlisted for the Phillip K. Dick award back in 2014. For those unfamiliar, Duncan’s novels are fast-paced and set within a steampunky alternative history. The new series will be entitled ‘The Map of Unknown Things’ and […]

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Cover Reveal For ‘Among The Fallen’

Cover Reveal For ‘Among The Fallen’ 

If you like religion, questing, powerful magic and dragons in your fantasy, then you really should have checked out the Godserfs series by now. The series is by N S Dolkart and the first book featured five refugees and a sinister wizard who awaken a dragon and defy the gods. Yep, not the kind of […]

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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson: Or…A Search For Heroes

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson: Or…A Search For Heroes 

Everyone has a book in them. At least, that’s what they say. I’m not sure who they are, but it is a truism as much as anything else. What if you want to write more than one? Where do you get ideas from? What is your inspiration or muse? I’ve no idea. It is a […]

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RIP Carrie Fisher

RIP Carrie Fisher 

Fantasy-Faction is very sorry to hear of the passing of Carrie Fisher, the actress known globally for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movies. Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles from London on Friday and had been in an American hospital since. The news will […]

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Holidays In Fantasy Fiction

Holidays In Fantasy Fiction 

With the arrival of the Christmas season I’ve been thinking about the effects of holidays on our lives. The influence of Christmas is incredibly far reaching; I doubt most people can make it through the day without seeing some sign of the festivities or feeling its impact. Holidays are an important part of our lives; […]

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Putting Fantasy On The Map

Putting Fantasy On The Map 

A while ago, I came across a wonderful spoof map of the fantasy land of Clichéa. For those who haven’t seen it before, you can find it below (click the picture to see a larger version). It features all the places that no self-respecting fantasy world would be without, from the Northern Shire (the Village […]

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Why Aliens Look Like Octopuses

Why Aliens Look Like Octopuses 

Have you ever noticed that extra-terrestrials in most “aliens-make-contact” science fiction usually resemble octopuses, squids, or other cephalopods? At least, when they don’t just look like humans in Halloween masks or cheap make up. Arrival, Independence Day, War of the Worlds, The Simpsons… the list goes on. The default non-humanoid aliens seem to always have […]

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Does Patrick Rothfuss Hate His Fans?

Does Patrick Rothfuss Hate His Fans? 

Not too long ago, Patrick Rothfuss wrote this: Just when I was growing fairly certain my readers were clever people who actually have the ability to read and comprehend text, a brave contingent of souls rush boldly forward with comments, eager to prove me wrong…. The vast majority of you: Thanks for being a delightfully […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – US Cover Reveal

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – US Cover Reveal 

When Fantasy-Faction started out it was just a tiny review site with a forum full of readers and writers with too much free time on their hands. One of the writers who would hang out and chat fantasy with us was Mark Lawrence. We watched as his career took off and followed him fondly from […]

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Fantasy-Faction Convention Survey

Fantasy-Faction Convention Survey 

Fantasy-Faction is holding a convention in 2017. Please, please help us plan it by filling out the survey below 🙂

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A Question Of Technology

A Question Of Technology 

When people think of the fantasy genre the concept of technology isn’t usually at the forefront of their minds. They’ll be thinking of the magic, the monsters, the castles and townships out of the past, so it’s understandable that thoughts of science and progress are pushed to the side. But so long as somebody in […]

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