Monthly Short Story Winner: Apocalypse
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“Everything in Frame”

 
David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award
 

Morningstar Award

Gemmell Awards

 
Interview with Keith Yatsuhashi
 

Keith Yatsuhashi

Interview

 

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 

Timothy Zahn’s first foray into the New Star Wars EU sees him return to his most beloved character, the enigmatic and sorely missed Grand Admiral Thrawn. In a pseudo-origin story that both pulls back the veil on the origins of the Chiss mastermind and deepens the mystery of his service to the Empire, Zahn proves […]

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Cover Reveal for THE EMERALD BLADE by Steven Kelliher

Cover Reveal for THE EMERALD BLADE by Steven Kelliher 

Back in August 2016, Steven Kelliher surprised the indie scene with his self-published debut novel, Valley of Embers.  Introducing readers to the LANDKIST universe (where flame-wielding warriors known as Embers struggle in dwindling numbers to defend their homes from the Darkness), Valley of Embers was widely regarded as a solid and highly competent debut. Though Fantasy-Faction didn’t find it […]

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What’s the Deal with Interactive Storytelling?

What’s the Deal with Interactive Storytelling? 

What’s the deal with interactive storytelling? Glad you asked. If you know me, you’ll know that I’ve been making video games since I was a kid, banging away at the keyboard of my dad’s Commodore 64. If you don’t know me, well . . . surprise! One of my other favorite things since I was […]

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Cover Reveal for PRINCESS OF BLOOD by TOM LLOYD

Cover Reveal for PRINCESS OF BLOOD by TOM LLOYD 

So here it is: the cover of Princess of Blood in all its monstery goodness. After the brilliant Stranger of Tempest cover we of course went back to Jon McCoy to do this one too and I think you’ll agree it’s a cracker – artwork to grab you by the throat! Before the throat grabbing […]

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Cruising the Cosmere: Visit Magical Arelon!

Cruising the Cosmere: Visit Magical Arelon! 

Buckle in, dear readers – we’re taking a tour of the Cosmere!  Over the course of a truly ridiculous number of months, Sonia Grace will be reading her way through every book, novella, and short story set in Brandon Sanderson‘s Cosmere. Read all about it here, follow along on the forum, and be sure to […]

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Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly 

“At the beginning of the workweek, most of Amberlough’s salary-folk crawled reluctantly from their bed – or someone else’s – and let the trolleys tow them, hungover and half asleep, to the office. Amberlough City, eponymous capital of the larger state, was not home to many early risers.” Amberlough (2017) by Lara Elena Donnelly is […]

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Tough Travels: Assassins

Tough Travels: Assassins 

Back in 2014, Nathan Barnhart created a weekly feature called ‘Tough Travels’, which he hosted over on Fantasy Review Barn. Inspired by The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones – a tongue-in-cheek parody of the fantasy genre – it would spotlight a different trope every week, and invite other bloggers to compile their […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 

I think it’s safe to call Guardians of the Galaxy one of the real breakout hits of 2014. If you had told me 10 years ago that a movie about a D-List Superhero team, featuring a giant tree man and a raccoon with machine guns, would’ve ended being so incredibly popular… I probably would’ve been […]

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The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017

The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017 

Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the David Gemmell Awards official website HERE. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Be there or be…not there? Elsewhere? Somewhere? Blood has been spilled. Blades have been dulled. Bones have been […]

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A Perfect Blend: The Seven by Peter Newman

A Perfect Blend: The Seven by Peter Newman 

Seven is a magical number. Indeed, a 2014 survey found that seven is the world’s favourite number. Perhaps that is why the world of film and books has known so many sevens; from seven brides to seven brothers, from the secret seven to the magnificent seven, from the seven sons of Feanor to the se7en […]

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

Welcome to the inaugural column for the new series “Fantastic Literature.” As part of this series, I hope to explore new and new-to-me writers and works of literary fiction that include genre elements. Just like the bookshelves in most bookstores, the two categories are often considered to be miles apart. And fans of each category […]

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Raw (2017): Disturbingly Brilliant Body Horror

Raw (2017): Disturbingly Brilliant Body Horror 

Here on Fantasy-Faction, we’re committed to bringing you (yes, you!) the best original content we possibly can. To accomplish this, we’ve recently recruited a range of insanely talented new contributors, whose interests and areas of expertise cover various aspects of the genre. This means that while the usual brilliant fantasy reviews, interviews, cover reveals and articles […]

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