Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release
 

Matthew De Abaitua

Interview - The Red Men US Release

 
Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review
 

Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review

 
Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
 

Mendoza in Hollywood

Review

 

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SPFBO3: Another Five Fall

SPFBO3: Another 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 And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark Lawrence’s blog. Ahh, […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Omens

Monthly Short Story Winner: Omens 

“An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. People in the ancient times believed that omens lie with a divine message from their gods. These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals and humans, and behavior of the sacrificial lamb […]

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THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal

THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of hosting an entire bunch of gorgeous cover reveals for indie authors. Look at these bad boys as examples of those we’ve hosted just within the last twelve months (not to mention The Midnight Dunes just yesterday!): The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) cover contest is also doing […]

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THE MIDNIGHT DUNES by Steven Kelliher – Cover Reveal

THE MIDNIGHT DUNES by Steven Kelliher – Cover Reveal 

Working with artist Aaron Nakahara on the covers for the Landkist Saga has been a dream for me and… probably something else entirely for him. While the production processes for both Valley of Embers and The Emerald Blade were moderately smooth, The Midnight Dunes required a longer process and more iterations to really get right. […]

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Queer Representation in SFF

Queer Representation in SFF 

One of two things happen when you raise the issue of queer and gender rep in speculative fiction: The first is we’re told it’s not important, that unqueer people don’t care, and that they do not want it “shoved down their throats”. Second, we’re given a blithe, well-meaning shrug and told that people are not […]

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What is Orctober?

What is Orctober? 

Howdy, y’all. I’m Ashe Armstrong, author of the Grimluk, Demon Hunter series. Welcome to Orctober. I know some of you are probably asking just what the hell that is. And if you’re not, I’m going to pretend you are because it’s central to writing this little thing. Did I make a typo? Is it some […]

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Tough Travels: Minions

Tough Travels: Minions 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Through the Beast’s Eye

Monthly Short Story Winner: Through the Beast’s Eye 

Writing often means putting yourself in somebody else’s shoes and writing from their perspective. The barmaid, the warrior, the shady detective, the witch, or the orphan boy. You do this all the time, becoming somebody else for the time you write that person. If you’re good at it, all the characters will read, sound, and […]

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Fantasy-Faction is Looking for Contributors!

Fantasy-Faction is Looking for Contributors! 

Do you read fantasy, science fiction, horror, steampunk, or any other of the many subgenres of SFF? Are you writing the next great epic fantasy novel or are at least trying to? Do you have some free time to share your love of genre fiction with others? Then Fantasy-Faction wants you! We are a fan […]

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Swinging the Scythe

Swinging the Scythe 

Death is an essential part of many of our stories, whether it’s just the threat of it to provide peril for our protagonists, or having some of the characters actually bite the dust for reasons of plot or drama. If written well a death scene can have a great impact on the reader, triggering a […]

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Angry Robot Signs Sean Grigsby with Smoke Eaters!

Angry Robot Signs Sean Grigsby with Smoke Eaters! 

At Fantasy-Faction we enjoy all shades of genre from space opera to sword and sorcery, from horror to steampunk. And while vampires, angry robots, and clockwork time machines are all well and good, this is a fantasy site and here what we really love is dragons! Which is why it is our pleasure to announce […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic 

This is the fourth year we’ve done a fanfic month. We didn’t want it to get boring so we’ve tried to change it up each year. The first year you could write whatever you wanted. The second year we limited the books you could choose from. The third you had to stage a fight between […]

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