Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release
 

Matthew De Abaitua

Interview - The Red Men US Release

 
Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review
 

Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review

 
Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
 

Mendoza in Hollywood

Review

 

Over The Garden Wall – TV Series Review

Over The Garden Wall – TV Series Review 

“Leave if you wish, but remember: the beast haunts these woods, ever singing its mournful melody…” When I was young, I loved the fantasy section of the library. Not content with just the typical My Teacher Is A Werewolf! or Vampires in Space titles, I’d comb both the kids and adult sections alike for books […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 

Well everyone, we have somehow managed to navigate the perils of 2017 to survive all the way into October! I think we all should be congratulated on this sterling effort, since I originally figured this would be a quick money-making opportunity. Everyone would stop coming to Urskuul’s Reading Circle after the first few months and […]

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SPFBO3: Another Five Fall

SPFBO3: Another Five Fall 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners First five fall Second five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark Lawrence’s blog. Ahh, […]

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Aliya Whiteley Interview – The Beauty & The Arrival of Missives

Aliya Whiteley Interview – The Beauty & The Arrival of Missives 

Aliya Whiteley is an author of strange and lyrical stories about fungal infections that breed new life even as they end the world and mysterious messages from the future. Her novella The Beauty (2014) was nominated for the James Tiptree Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, and her novella The Arrival of Missives (2016) has […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Omens

Monthly Short Story Winner: Omens 

“An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. People in the ancient times believed that omens lie with a divine message from their gods. These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals and humans, and behavior of the sacrificial lamb […]

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THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal

THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of hosting an entire bunch of gorgeous cover reveals for indie authors. Look at these bad boys as examples of those we’ve hosted just within the last twelve months (not to mention The Midnight Dunes just yesterday!): The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) cover contest is also doing […]

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THE MIDNIGHT DUNES by Steven Kelliher – Cover Reveal

THE MIDNIGHT DUNES by Steven Kelliher – Cover Reveal 

Working with artist Aaron Nakahara on the covers for the Landkist Saga has been a dream for me and… probably something else entirely for him. While the production processes for both Valley of Embers and The Emerald Blade were moderately smooth, The Midnight Dunes required a longer process and more iterations to really get right. […]

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Queer Representation in SFF

Queer Representation in SFF 

One of two things happen when you raise the issue of queer and gender rep in speculative fiction: The first is we’re told it’s not important, that unqueer people don’t care, and that they do not want it “shoved down their throats”. Second, we’re given a blithe, well-meaning shrug and told that people are not […]

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden 

Katherine Arden’s debut novel, The Bear and the Nightingale, was as charming and magical a debut novel as you could hope to find in 2016. Drawing comparisons to Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik, and Robin Hobb, Arden’s debut became a bestseller, but more importantly, it marked the introduction of an incredible new voice, one that repackaged […]

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What is Orctober?

What is Orctober? 

Howdy, y’all. I’m Ashe Armstrong, author of the Grimluk, Demon Hunter series. Welcome to Orctober. I know some of you are probably asking just what the hell that is. And if you’re not, I’m going to pretend you are because it’s central to writing this little thing. Did I make a typo? Is it some […]

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Tough Travels: Minions

Tough Travels: Minions 

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 trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Through the Beast’s Eye

Monthly Short Story Winner: Through the Beast’s Eye 

Writing often means putting yourself in somebody else’s shoes and writing from their perspective. The barmaid, the warrior, the shady detective, the witch, or the orphan boy. You do this all the time, becoming somebody else for the time you write that person. If you’re good at it, all the characters will read, sound, and […]

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