Disabilities in SFF (Redux): More or Less than ‘Fine’?
 

Disabilities in SFF (Redux)

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Introducing ‘Cruising the Cosmere’!
 

Introducing 'Cruising the Cosmere'!

Sanderson Re-read

 
I Know This is Fantasy-Faction, but Science-fiction Matters Too
 

Science-Fiction Matters, Too

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Interview With Ben Galley

Interview With Ben Galley 

Ben Galley is an award-winning fantasy author from the UK. He is the author of the epic Emaneska Series, the weird-west Scarlet Star Trilogy and the brand new standalone The Heart of Stone. When he’s not dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant, helping fellow authors to self-publish and […]

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Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan 

Brian McClellan earned scores of new fantasy fans with the Powder Mage Trilogy. With Sins of Empire, the first book in his new Gods of Blood and Powder series, McClellan may have found an entirely new level. As he demonstrated in the Powder Mage Trilogy, characters continue to be McClellan’s greatest strength, as his latest […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence 

As a reviewer, Red Sister set me a challenge I have not had since The Girl with All the Gifts: the conundrum of capturing how it made me feel and why, but without spoiling the experience for anyone who comes after me. (By the way – as far as The Girl With all the Gifts […]

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Books That Made Us Cry: Kings of the Wyld

Books That Made Us Cry: Kings of the Wyld 

*Disclaimer: This article contains significant spoilers for Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. If you haven’t read it yet, go away, buy it, read it, and then, AND ONLY THEN, come back and read this article. You have been warned…* ‘The best stories make you feel, question or consider something about yourself’. I said […]

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UK Cover Reveal for Ed McDonald’s ‘Blackwing’

UK Cover Reveal for Ed McDonald’s ‘Blackwing’ 

I first heard that Ed McDonald had written a book through our Facebook Group… He happened to be a member and commented about having recently won a book contract. I followed Ed’s posts for a while and they all proved he was someone passionate about the genre and who obviously had real knowledge on the darker […]

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New African folklore inspired fantasy snapped up by Angry Robot Books

New African folklore inspired fantasy snapped up by Angry Robot Books 

Some exciting news from the folk over at Angry Robot Books today… They’ve signed an author named Micah Yongo who has written a fantasy novel set in a world inspired by Africa. It’s called Lost Gods and is the story of a teenage assassin hunted by his own Brotherhood, as he seeks to uncover a supernatural […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 

It isn’t often that you bring home a game that is a legitimate contender for the title of Greatest Game Ever Made. Games, like books, are so personal and subjective that one player’s favorite feature could be the bane of another’s gaming existence. The reasons I abhor a game may very well be the reasons […]

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The Failed Novelist (And Why ‘Giving In’ Is Not The Same as ‘Giving Up’)

The Failed Novelist (And Why ‘Giving In’ Is Not The Same as ‘Giving Up’) 

Editor’s note: The following piece is an impassioned response to a recent controversial article. Please be aware that it contains one or two instances of ‘colourful’ language! Giving in isn’t giving up. Everyone has been there – everyone has experienced it. That frozen moment, that heartbeat, standing on a knife-edge; step off and return to […]

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Cover Reveal & Extract for ‘LOST BOY’ by CHRISTINA HENRY

Cover Reveal & Extract for ‘LOST BOY’ by CHRISTINA HENRY 

If you’ve been keeping up with the recent retellings of Alice by Christina Henry, you will surely be excited to hear that she is set to release a new version of Peter Pan. For those who haven’t picked up Alice or it’s sequel The Red Queen yet, much of the story matches the original (the same white rabbit […]

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Preparing A D&D Campaign

Preparing A D&D Campaign 

Welcome to Tabletop Tuesday! Here at Fantasy-Faction, we’re passionate about all things fantasy, be it books, films, or video games. However, this new semi-regular feature aims to celebrate the classic medium of tabletop gaming. Last week, G. R. Matthews spoke about the wealth of brilliant board games available; today, Stephen Rhodes is offering valuable advice to anyone […]

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Interview with Mark Lawrence

Interview with Mark Lawrence 

One could argue that the phrase “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself” perfectly suits Mark Lawrence. I’m pretty sure that no one in this community can say they haven’t heard of him, so let’s just skip the introductions and head to the interview itself, which is more about Red Sister than Mark […]

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Tough Travels: Beginnings

Tough Travels: Beginnings 

This is NOT an April Fools’ Day trick. Tough Travelling is back! 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 […]

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