Knocking People Out: Easier In Fiction Than In Real Life
 

Knocking People Out In Fiction

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Blurring The Lines
 

Blurring The Lines

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Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
 

Age of Assassins

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Reviews

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Reviews 

YouTube is an app, a website and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and only partially explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. But managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF […]

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Monthly Short Stories Winner: Alien or Eldritch Artifact

Monthly Short Stories Winner: Alien or Eldritch Artifact 

A massive artifact appears all of a sudden and (violently) disrupts the everyday life (of a tribe, a city, a country, the world). It can either be an alien artifact (science fiction) or an eldritch artifact (fantasy). This month, we wanted our entrants to think big. Something huge happens and humanity (or whoever else) barely […]

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Blackmark by Jean Lowe Carlson

Blackmark by Jean Lowe Carlson 

If you’ve followed my reviews on Fantasy-Faction, you know how I nearly gave up on some of my now-favorite books and series like Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen and Phil Tucker’s Chronicles of the Black Gate. Add Jean Lowe Carlson’s Blackmark, book one of The Kingsmen Chronicles as yet another story I almost threw down after […]

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John Gwynne Interview – A Time of Dread

John Gwynne Interview – A Time of Dread 

John Gwynne not only has one of the best author photos ever, he is also responsible for the critically acclaimed series, The Faithful and the Fallen. This year he has started a new series, Of Blood and Bone. The first book, A Time of Dread, was released in January of this year, and the second book, […]

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The Way into Chaos by Harry Connolly – SPFBO Review

The Way into Chaos by Harry Connolly – SPFBO Review 

The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic. Until, in a single day, it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spellcaster can stand against them. The empire’s armies are crushed, its people scattered, its […]

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The Goddess Project by Bryan Wigmore

The Goddess Project by Bryan Wigmore 

One of the quieter entries into the Best of 2017 list here on Fantasy-Faction, The Goddess Project by Bryan Wigmore, is a unique venture into a complex fantasy world. It combines some traditional fantasy tropes (magical artifacts, all-powerful wizards, and sea monsters) with some less common elements that make it a really interesting mix. And, […]

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Ruthanna Emrys Interview – Deep Roots

Ruthanna Emrys Interview – Deep Roots 

Ruthanna Emrys is the author of Winter Tide (2017), first book in The Innsmouth Legacy series, a wonderful subversion of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936). The series focuses on Aphra and Caleb, two Deep Ones who are the only survivors of the internment camps where the inhabitants of Innsmouth are shipped off […]

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How Ideas Become Stories

How Ideas Become Stories 

One of the most common questions an author will hear is, “Where do you get your ideas from?” As if that was all you needed to write a successful book. Ideas are important, but they’re not some mystical spark from the divine, if you’re in the right mind-set you can probably come up with dozens […]

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Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames 

When I started reading Kings of the Wyld it was already quite hyped and I am someone who is rather uncomfortable dealing with stuff which accumulated hype overnight. Thus, I approached the book being extremely skeptical and had a nagging feeling in my gut that it was going to be overrated. Boy was I dead […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Shadow Alley Press

Small Press, Big Stories: Shadow Alley Press 

Today on #smallpressbigstories, Michael Gruneir gives us a look at James A. Hunter’s publishing company: Shadow Alley Press. I am a huge fan of James Hunter’s work. He was also my very first interview at Fantasy-Faction. I talked to him recently about his publishing company Shadow Alley Press, its beginnings, its projects, and its mission statement. […]

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Tree of Ages by Sara Roethle

Tree of Ages by Sara Roethle 

Some books grab you from the get go with breakneck action. Others, with a lovable character in a difficult situation. In many, we are immersed in new, fascinating worlds which don’t follow expected rules. Oftentimes, we get a combination, such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse. In Tree of Ages, by Sara Roethle, we get: a tree. […]

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An Echo of Thing to Come by James Islington

An Echo of Thing to Come by James Islington 

An Echo of Thing to Come is the second book in The Licanius Trilogy, the first being The Shadow of What Was Lost. The trilogy is an epic fantasy set in the fictional world of Andarra. Book two picks up roughly a month after the events of the first book. It starts with a refresher […]

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