SPFBO 6: Finalist Review Black Stone Heart
 

Black Stone Heart

Review

 
A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review
 

A Wind from the Wilderness

SPFBO #6 Finals Review

 
Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks
 

Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks

Multi-Book Review

 

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The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman – Cover Reveal & Interview

The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman – Cover Reveal & Interview 

Good day Factioners! We have a treat for you! A cover made by one of my favorite artists, who also did the cover for the Fantasy-Faction Anthology! But I’m getting over excited. Let me start over. Today we are happy to reveal the cover of debut author A. A. Freeman’s soon to be released novella, […]

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Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!

Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!
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Shogun meets the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. With over a thousand reviews on Amazon, Ryan Kirk’s Nightblade trilogy is perhaps the most popular Asian fantasy, with the exception of Will Wight’s Cradle series. I had listened to book one a couple of years ago, and while I enjoyed the characters, story, and worldbuilding, I didn’t […]

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The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt

The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt 

This week we are ending on a high note with a cover reveal and excerpt from author extraordinaire: Stephen Deas! His newest book, The Moonsteel Crown, is due out next year from Angry Robot. You may know Stephen from his dragon filled series, Memory of Flames. This book, however, is the first in a new […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The First Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The First Five Fall 

* Disclaimer * As my friend and colleague GR Matthews has written in these introductions many times, reading is a subjective exercise. Some readers will see classical character and narrative arcs, while others perceive a dull landscape of tired tropes. Whether a book thrills or bores depends as much on the reader as the author—check […]

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Open Letter to WSFS Board and Norman Cates as the Chair of the 2020 WorldCon

Dear WSFS Board members, and dear Norman and Kelly, As writers, publishers and readers of science fiction and fantasy, we are writing to express our concern that Saudi Arabia has been accepted as a potential host site for the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). SFF is the great genre of possibilities and pluralities. As […]

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A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt

A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt 

Although my name—A. M. Justice—might imply I write detective fiction or Westerns, my particular authorial wheelhouse is science fantasy. I also contribute reviews of film, TV, and books to Fantasy-Faction, and I’m honored to lead the Faction’s SPFBO6 judges’ group. For all these reasons and more, I’m doubly honored that Fantasy-Faction is hosting the cover […]

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6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO 

Fantasy-Faction has been part of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)—a fantasy fiction competition sponsored by Mark Lawrence—from the beginning, and as the sixth round of the competition kicks off, we’re itching to get our hands on the next batch of contenders. The submissions seem to get stronger every year, and we can’t wait to see […]

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Solaris Signs New Author G R Matthews!

Solaris Signs New Author G R Matthews! 

You heard that right! Our own G R Matthews is now a Solaris author! 😀 Matthews has been with Fantasy-Faction since 2014 and has been self-publishing fantasy and sci-fi since 2015. His first novel with Solaris will be, Seven Deaths of an Empire, to be released next summer! Here’s the summary: The Emperor is dead. […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019 

Hello Factioners! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season full of family, friends, food, and fantasy books! We spent a lot longer working on our Best Of list this year than we normally do, as there were so many amazing titles to choose from. Even after weeks of debate, we couldn’t fit […]

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Year in Anime 2019

Year in Anime 2019 

2019 is coming to its end. Anime has reached new heights in popularity in the Western Hemisphere and now even popular streaming services like Netflix have taken up producing original animes. And despite the volume of anime there is content that is quite good and deserves to be watched and enjoyed. So, I stand here […]

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence – Cover Reveal

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence – Cover Reveal 

I first got my hands on work from Mark Lawrence back in 2011. He was pitched as the next George R.R. Martin (most authors are!). What I read wasn’t that. It was something much different, but at least as good. A book I described at the time as, “Disturbing, Beautiful, Chaotic, Poetic, Haunting, Exhilarating…” and […]

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Angry Robot Purchases Dan Hanks Debut

Angry Robot Purchases Dan Hanks Debut 

Today we are thrilled to announce that our own Dan Hanks is to be published by Angry Robot Books! Dan has been with our team since 2012 and we can’t wait to read his debut novel, Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire! In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. […]

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