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It's time to vote on the February Writing Contest: "Gender Reversal"

This time we got 4 entries - I'll still say 'wahey', as it was a difficult/annoying theme for all and close to the end I thought we'd only get one story - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your favourite entry in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / What did you read in February 2019
« on: March 02, 2019, 09:54:25 AM »
Here it is: The what did you read this past month thread.

Come share your list and what you thought of the books you read last month. We're not looking for full out reviews, just a brief couple of sentences that sum up your impressions.

This is also not a contest for who read the most books, I know some of us struggle to find time to read one book a month, and others manage a dozen. That doesn't matter, so don't feel reluctant to post if you have read less books (or way more books) than others. This is all for sharing, and if you read anything, come let us know what it was and what you thought of it.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Light(er) Funny books needed
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:11:23 PM »
Replying to @Neveesandeh's thread on new tropes I wrote this:
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I guess I just miss light funny books to alternate with the heavy dark ones... off the top of my head I can only remember the Greatcoats series by Sebastien de Castell and @OnlyOneHighlander's Here be dragons book that fit in this group that I've read recently.

Can anyone give me ideas for books that fit in this description, and preferably not urban?

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Writers' Corner / Do you want to contribute to the Main Site?
« on: February 08, 2019, 08:03:13 AM »
They're looking for contributors again:

http://fantasy-faction.com/2019/we-want-you-to-write-for-fantasy-faction

Go on, do it :)

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[JAN 2019] Air / [Jan 2019] - AIR - Voting Thread
« on: February 04, 2019, 05:48:06 PM »
It's time to vote on the January Writing Contest: "Air"

This time we got 11 entries, wahey - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your three favourite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Fantasy Faction's Best Books of 2018
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:04:51 AM »
It's live on the main site:
http://fantasy-faction.com/2019/fantasy-factions-best-fantasy-books-of-2018

I have to admit that I've only read less than a handful of them (literally: I've read 4). I recognise a few more names, there are some titles that I'm waiting for the paperback to read, but the others are completely new, which feels quite surprising.

Note to self: no, don't let this make you frustrated and think you'll never have time to read everything to the point of not enjoying properly the current book

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In the UK it's on FOX, starting next Tuesday 15th.

I assume they'll use the whole trilogy. I quite enjoyed book 1, book 2 was ok and I couldn't finish book 3, maybe on screen it will be better...

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Your year in books 2018
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:38:51 PM »
@DrNefario's comments on the goals thread reminded me of this thread from last year - here's the 2018 summary.

Some people just link to their Goodreads page, I don't have GR so here's my LibraryThing summary year in books:

Number of books read: 43
Number of fantasy/sci-fi books read: 25
Total pages read: 17,331 (average of 403/book)
Total fantasy/sci-fi pages read: 12,575 (average of 517/book)
Biggest book: 1,187 pages (Memories of Ice, Steven Erikson)
Smallest book: 48 pages (We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) or for SFF: 198 pages (In the Vanishers' Palace, Aliette de Bodard)

By women: 14/33% (or 7/28% of SFF)
By men: 29/67% (or 18/72% of SFF)

Plus 98 stories of 1,500 words at the Monthly Contest, a total of 147k words = 420 pages (at an average of 350 words/paperback page, according to google), which is an extra book!

Some of these actually surprised me, and it was a bit less than last year.

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[DEC 2018] Unwanted Gifts / [Dec 2018] - Unwanted Gifts - Voting Thread
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:26:07 PM »
It's time to vote on the December Writing Contest: "Unwanted Gifts"

This time we got 7 entries - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your two favourite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)

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[NOV 2018] Image Prompt: Ships / [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:16:56 AM »
It's time to vote on the November Writing Contest: "Images - Ships"

This time we got 7 entries - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your two favourite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)

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#16 - JRR Tolkien

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#15 - Terry Pratchett

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#15 - Terry Pratchett

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#11 - Patrick Rothfuss

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#16 - JRR Tolkien

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#21 - Scott Lynch

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