Dear Grimdark… Guest Post by Sam Sykes
 

Dear Grimdark…

A Letter From Sam Sykes

 
Fantasy Book Club – November 2014: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
 

Neverwhere

Fantasy Book Club November 2014

 
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss – Extensive Review
 

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Review

 

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Interview with V.E. Schwab

Interview with V.E. Schwab 

This week I was lucky enough to interview an author that will inevitably be challenging for one of the top spots on 2014’s ‘best SFF book of the year’ lists in the UK. That author is V.E. Schwab and the book I’m thinking of specifically is Vicious, which we awarded 9/10 in this review. Although Vicious is […]

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John Hornor Jacobs Interview

John Hornor Jacobs Interview 

John Hornor Jacobs, author of Southern Gods and The Twelve-Fingered Boy, recently debuted the first book in his first fantasy series, The Incorruptibles. In-between his busy release, con attendances, and of course work on the next book in the series, he was nice enough to answer a few questions about his worlds, his writing, and […]

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Kameron Hurley Interview

Kameron Hurley Interview 

I conducted this interview before the Hugo Awards ceremony. Back then, Kameron Hurley was “merely” a Hugo-nominated author. Now, she is a multiple-Hugo winning author! So congratulations are definitely in order as well as a big thank you for making time during the hectic publication period. In this interview, we talk about her upcoming book […]

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Richard Ford Interview

Richard Ford Interview 

Richard Ford is the author of a number of fantasy and science-fiction stories. His latest series, Steelhaven, is a gritty fantasy novel in the same vein as Joe Abercrombie and has the same kind of epic feel and interchanging viewpoints as A Game of Thrones. Here’s the blurb for the first in the series, Herald of […]

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Interview with Patrick Rothfuss

Interview with Patrick Rothfuss 

The following is a 15 minute interview with Patrick Rothfuss focused on his upcoming novella, The Slow Regard of Silent things. I’ve uploaded the audio – *CRINGE* – and transcribed the entire thing (as best I can) for people who’d prefer to give it a read. As you will know, Patrick Rothfuss doesn’t make it […]

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Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part Two

Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part Two 

Welcome back to part two of our interview with professional editor Abigail Nathan of Bothersome Words Writing and Editing Services. In this section we talk more about working with writers and publishers. If you missed Part One, you can read it here. You obviously deal with a lot of fiction in your line of work. […]

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Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part One

Editor Abigail Nathan Interview – Part One 

“There is no good writing, only good rewriting.” The writers among you will have heard this many times. Likely you’ve heard different variations of it, but the message is the same: First drafts are about getting something down on paper. It will be rough. It will probably stink. But it’s simply part of the process. […]

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Rjurik Davidson Interviews Ben Peek

Rjurik Davidson Interviews Ben Peek 

Rjurik Davidson is the author of the novel, Unwrapped Sky, recently released by Tor in the US and UK. A novel that SciFiNow noted “can go toe-to-toe with China Miéville’s best,” and was noted as an “ambitious debut,” by Pop Mythology, it is set in the ancient city of Caeli-Amur. The novel follows three characters […]

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Juliet McKenna Interviews Mark Charan Newton

Juliet McKenna Interviews Mark Charan Newton 

To celebrate Mark Charan Newton’s new fantasy epic Drakenfeld being released on paperback over here in the UK, Mark Charan Newton has been interviewed by another hugely popular author, Juliet E. McKenna, exclusively for Fantasy-Faction. Topics covered include balancing the fantastical and the historical, the fact Mark’s character IS NOT an anti-hero, the portrayal of […]

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Eleri Stone Interview

Eleri Stone Interview 

A couple of months ago I reviewed the excellent Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone. It was a cracking read, with a brilliant couple of protagonists, and while this follow-up interview to delve deeper into the author’s story is a little late (entirely my fault—thanks to Eleri for her patience!), I think it’s worth the wait. […]

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Guy Adams Interview

Guy Adams Interview 

Last month it was my pleasure to read and review The Good, the Bad and the Infernal by Guy Adams. Guy was a new author to me, but he’s been around awhile and is incredibly prolific, writing for comics and audio as well as his novels. Guy very kindly took time from his hectic schedule […]

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Alan Baxter Interview

Alan Baxter Interview 

From humble (but rather excellent) self-published beginnings, British/Australian author Alan Baxter has established himself as a widely respected writer—and excitingly has a new series coming out from Harper Voyager in the next couple of months. After reviewing his first two books (RealmShift and MageSign) recently, I have the good fortune to be able to give […]

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