Is Violence In Fantasy Less Confronting?
 

Is Violence In Fantasy Less Confronting?

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They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick
 

They Mostly Come Out At Night

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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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Veiled Intentions by Michael R. Miller – Cover Reveal

Veiled Intentions by Michael R. Miller – Cover Reveal 

Today we are lucky enough to be hosting the cover reveal for Michael R. Miller’s next novel, Veiled Intentions, second book in The Dragon’s Blade series. If the author’s name and series title sounds familiar to you, there is a good reason. The first book in Miller’s series, The Reborn King, is was the winner […]

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Ten Tips For Short Story Writing

Ten Tips For Short Story Writing 

Short stories can be great fun to write, but sometimes tough to get the knack of. For anyone who wants to try their luck at this form, I’ve come up with a list of useful tips to help you get started. 1. Keep the focus. One reason that short stories fail is the writer tries […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Round Two

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Round Two 

Here we are at the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. It really depends on your viewpoint. Round One is complete and done. The ten finalists have been selected, put forward to other blogs and one author (that we know of) has already bagged an agent and they didn’t even make […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Young Love

Monthly Short Story Winner: Young Love 

This month’s stories are about people experiencing true love (or what they believe to be love) for the first time. I know that writing about feelings – and especially love – is quite hard too but since love is an integral part of life, it was about time to try writing about it. If you […]

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