The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan
 

The Shadow Saint

Review

 
Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con
 

Brian Lee Durfee Interview

Utah Prison Comic-Con

 
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
 

Never Die

SPFBO #5 Finals Review

 

2019’s Best New Genre TV Shows

2019’s Best New Genre TV Shows 

I still remember my childhood, when I wasn’t much interested in TV shows due to their being a pointed lack of sci-fi and fantasy adaptations. But these days not a week goes by when some new genre fiction gets adapted. Original material also keeps springing up left and right. So, it is almost criminal not […]

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Luanne G. Smith Interview – The Vine Witch

Luanne G. Smith Interview – The Vine Witch 

The Vine Witch was an Amazon First Read last September and has since garnered over 3,500 reviews. I picked it up not because I was particularly interested in wine or witches, but rather because it was free with Amazon Prime. Going in with low expectations, I was blown away by the creativity and wordsmithing. In […]

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Firefly Original Graphic Novel: The Sting by Delilah S. Dawson

Firefly Original Graphic Novel: The Sting by Delilah S. Dawson 

If you don’t know anything about me, one thing you should know is that I am a big damn Firefly fan. I just got a Firefly cookbook for my birthday—which you KNOW I’ll be putting out a review once I try Book’s chicken noodle soup and Jayne’s mudder’s milk—and two action figurines—hello, Wash and Zoe, […]

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G. R. Matthews Interview – Six Kingdoms

G. R. Matthews Interview – Six Kingdoms 

G. R. Matthews is a self-published writer with eleven books under his belt. He is also head mod on the Fantasy-Faction Facebook Group and the official Bureau Chief of Fantasy-Faction proper. Recently he signed with Jamie Cowen from The Ampersand Agency LTD and now has a manuscript out with an interested publisher! We can’t wait […]

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Spire – Role-playing Game Review Part One: Core Rulebook

Spire – Role-playing Game Review Part One: Core Rulebook 

What is Spire? Created by Rowan, Rook and Decard, it’s a weird, dark fantasy RPG about waging a morally grey war of resistance against an oppressive and demented regime. It’s a game of espionage, horror and impossible choices. It’s a bubbling stew of fantasy, steampunk, pulp and sci-fi. Most importantly, it’s bold, bloody and beautiful. […]

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The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith 

If Game of Thrones was isolated to the French wine country. I confess, the cover for The Vine Witch didn’t grab my attention, nor did the premise particularly interest me. A witch and a French vineyard? MEH. Besides the old TV show, Bewitched, witch stories have never particularly interested me. And wine? Well, remember the […]

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 

Zachary Ezra Rawlins, the son of a fortune-teller, is studying for his Masters in Emerging Media (video games). His peaceful, semi-solitary, existence is thrown off course when he checks an old book out of the university library. The book clearly predates Zachary’s birth, but it describes an odd incident from his childhood—a time when he […]

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Sorcery Reborn by Steve McHugh

Sorcery Reborn by Steve McHugh 

Sorcery Reborn is the first in a new series by Steve McHugh. At the same time, it’s sort of a direct sequel to the end of his first series, The Avalon Chronicles. If you are new to the author, I absolutely recommend starting with The Hellequin Chronicles, then The Avalon Chronicles, and only then start […]

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The Cardboard Box: Women as Protagonists – Guest Blog by R.W.W. Greene

Gentle readers, I will be using wide strokes to paint the picture following. The end work could even be dubbed an abstraction. If you stand back from it and see some representation of truth and reality, great. If all you see are random colors, shapes, and gestures, none of which apply to you, I love […]

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Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl

Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl 

“She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, edited by Terry Bisson, is part of the radical indie press’s politically engaged mission, in which they publish some of speculative fiction’s most insightful voices. Each volume concentrates on some of the most provocative and politically engaged of […]

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Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition

Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition 

With Lunar New Year around the corner, I joined a group chat with SFPBO past and present finalists Rob J. Hayes (Never Die, 2019), Virginia McClain (Blade’s Edge, 2019), M. L. Wang (The Sword of Kaigen, 2019), and K. Bird Lincoln (Tiger Lily, 2017) to discuss English-original Asian fantasy. Due to time zones and deadlines, […]

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Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko – Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey

Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko – Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey 

Readers who enjoyed The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins must read Vita Nostra—the first book in the Metamorphosis series. If not, then they are missing out on this mind-bending, anti-Hogwarts, Russian import! We must show our appreciation to Julia Meitov Hersey as well, for translating the […]

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