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Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

 
Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review
 

Big Fish & Begonia

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Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal

Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal 

Summer’s gone, days spent in the grass and sun. And with the drop in temperature come pumpkin spice lattes, fireworks, and eventually Christmas! So with that in mind, it’s more than time to get your seasonal TBR pile set and maybe have something to read while you’re waiting for Santa to make off with the […]

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The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman

The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman
4.5

If these ladies and gentlemen represent the future of fantasy we are in for a wild and terrific ride. All the stories have been published since 2010 so whilst they might not be technically new, their writers are blossoming, following new and different paths to their humble beginnings. Being excellent examples of their kind you […]

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
4

Recently, it seemed that no matter where I turned on the internet, someone was mentioning—and praising—Angela Carter. Maybe it was because of the recent biography, or maybe it was just the universe’s way of pointing me to a new writer and a crucial text I somehow hadn’t read yet. And after a little digging, I […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: NewCon Press

Small Press, Big Stories: NewCon Press 

To kick off this new monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world, what better place to start than Ian Whates’ NewCon Press, which has published stories, collections, and novels by some of the biggest names in the genre over the last ten years. I caught up with Ian as NewCon […]

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Slipping by Lauren Beukes

Slipping by Lauren Beukes
4

Slipping by Lauren Beukes is a collection of previously published short stories and nonfiction. Having read—and loved—two of her novels, The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters, I jumped at the chance to read this collection. Everything I liked about her novels I found here: dark and unsettling imagery, relationships forming and exploding, clever turns of […]

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Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu

Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu
5

Invisible Planets is superb anthology of short fiction that offers Westerners in particular a series of totally unique entry points and perspectives. There is plenty of impressive science fiction and fantasy but so many other genres are also touched upon that readers are bound to be swept away and will assuredly find a new author […]

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Emergence edited by J. M. Martin

Emergence edited by J. M. Martin
3.75

Emergence is a shared-world anthology that takes full advantage of its format, building one story atop the next to create a three-dimensional world that ultimately reaches its peak with Edward M. Erdelac’s “Perennial”. As Ragnarok Publications Editor-in-Chief Tim Marquitz explains in the book’s introduction, he originally intended to write a superhero novel, but soon realized […]

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Mash Up edited by Gardner Dozois

Mash Up edited by Gardner Dozois
3

Mash Up is a short story anthology edited by Gardner Dozois, in which authors take famous first lines from literature and weave completely new stories from them, all with a sci-fi or fantasy theme, often going in very unexpected directions. The anthology was originally a partnership between Audible and the SFWA, with each story recorded […]

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The Bound Folio by Rob J. Hayes

The Bound Folio by Rob J. Hayes
4

In the Five Kingdoms, previously the setting of Rob J. Hayes’ Ties That Bind trilogy and now the setting of his new collection of short stories, The Bound Folio, injustice is a daily occurrence and the entire world can quickly become your enemy. Throughout The Bound Folio’s eight-story connection, readers are introduced to lone protagonists […]

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
5

When I asked Twitter whether I should buy the first Witcher game, I got a unanimous YES. One gentleman informed me that the games were based on a series of novels by Polish author Sapkowski, which I’m sure most Fantasy-Faction readers already know. I didn’t and was therefore mighty curious. Standing in Waterstones, I had […]

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The Paper Menagerie And Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie And Other Stories by Ken Liu
5

“Time’s arrow is the loss of fidelity in compression. A sketch, not a photograph. A memory is a re-creation, precious because it is both more and less than the original.” Before moving to novel-length fiction with last year’s excellent The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu concentrated his writing on short stories. His moving and inventive […]

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Fight Like A Girl Anthology: Launch, Review, and Readalong!

Fight Like A Girl Anthology: Launch, Review, and Readalong!
4.25

On the first Saturday in April, I learned something very important: if you’re going to get involved in a tavern brawl, always make sure you have Juliet McKenna on your side. This pearl of wisdom was imparted by the launch of Kristell Ink’s new anthology, Fight Like A Girl, which brings together new and established […]

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