Urskuul’s Reading Circle: The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman
 

The Lost Plot

Urskuul's Reading Circle

 
Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds
 

D&D - An Adventure in Two Worlds

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Joe Hill Interview – Strange Weather
 

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Interview - Strange Weather

 

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – Paperback Cover Reveal

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – Paperback Cover Reveal 

Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister has already had a number of awesome covers. If you’re in the US you’ve been able to enjoy the Hunger Games inspired one with Nona holding a sword in a DBZ like stance; If you’re in the UK then you’ve had the more elegant, snowy cover that seems to draw inspiration […]

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A Fantasy Romance Lover’s Most-Anticipated Releases of 2018

A Fantasy Romance Lover’s Most-Anticipated Releases of 2018 

When people say fantasy, most tend to think of titles like The Hobbit or Harry Potter. Likewise, when people say romance, most think of titles like Pride and Prejudice or Fifty Shades of Grey. And if you ask people what books are in the middle, in that sweet spot where fantasy meets romance, they’ll almost […]

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Small Press, Big Stories – Skyhorse Publishing

Small Press, Big Stories – Skyhorse Publishing 

We’ve been quiet for a while – blame the day job and an inexplicable desire to hibernate until February – but you can’t stop the signal, so we’ve been having a chat with Cory Allyn, senior editor at Skyhorse Publishing, over the waves there in the US. Skyhorse is probably the biggest independent “small press” […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Find the Story in the Picture

Monthly Short Story Winner: Find the Story in the Picture 

This month our entrants got three pictures to choose from. Every picture a frozen moment from an unknown story. They convey atmosphere and (part of) a setting. The rest is up to you. Rules: 1. The story/poem must be inspired by one of the pictures. 2. Prose must be 500-1500 words long. 3. Poetry must […]

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The Ten Strangest Races in Fantasy Literature

The Ten Strangest Races in Fantasy Literature 

To me one of the most wonderful things about reading fantasy is the chance to encounter strange and magical beings that couldn’t possibly exist in the real world. Ferocious and exotic warriors, wise immortals, fey creatures as beautiful as they are mysterious, people made from wood or stone, animals that walk and talk like humans, […]

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Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander 

We’ve heard it, right: “show, don’t tell.” A four-word reminder to make sure your work is rich with description, follow-through, actions rather than (in a non-literal sense) words. But what about “don’t show, don’t tell?” (Not to be mistaken for outdated military doctrine.) Stick with me, kid, it gets way more interesting. And it starts […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption

Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption 

Your main character (MC) did something, planned or by accident, and it went terribly wrong. Life is now constant regret. Do they want to correct it? Is it even possible? Everybody should have the chance to redeem themselves, but this is not a fairy tale – or is it? Rules: 1. The story’s theme must […]

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Red Season Rising by Dominick Murray – Cover Reveal

Red Season Rising by Dominick Murray – Cover Reveal 

I’m so excited to finally reveal the new cover for Red Season Rising. I’ve been sitting on this cover image for a few weeks, and I’m telling you, it has been so difficult for me not to just press ‘go’ on the reveal until now! I first published Red Season Rising in September 2016, and […]

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10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston

10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston 

Angry Robot is proud to announce another new addition to their ever-growing robot army: our own Fantasy-Faction forum-ite Cameron Johnston! His debut publication will arrive in June 2018 and we have the privilege of hosting him today! Here he is to talk about some of the science fiction stories that shaped him and his novel, The […]

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SPFBO3: The Fifth Five Fall…

SPFBO3: The Fifth Five Fall… 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners First five fall Second five fall Third five fall Fourth five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Story Generator

Monthly Short Story Winner: Story Generator 

This month’s stories were all crafted using the Official Bea and Xia Story Generator™. Rules: 1. Entrants must go to Roll Dice Online. Choose number of sides 5; number of dice to roll 7; number of rolls: as many needed to find the perfect theme. 2. Prose must be 500-1500 words long. 3. Poetry must […]

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Tough Travels: Snarky Sidekicks

Tough Travels: Snarky Sidekicks 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Starting next month (on January 1, 2018), Tough Travels will no longer be hosted here on Fantasy-Faction. Instead, it’ll be moving over to The Fantasy Hive. Since April, at the start of every month Fantasy-Faction has led you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics […]

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