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The Bound Folio by Rob J. Hayes

The Bound Folio by Rob J. Hayes
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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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Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville

Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville
3.5

Looking for Jake and Other Stories is China Miéville’s first collection of short stories, published in 2005. It’s an imaginative, thoughtful, political and highly original collection of work, a melding of fantasy, science-fiction and horror. Miéville nails this intricate balance, a subgenre some have termed New Weird and even professed him its ‘god-father.’ Miéville mostly […]

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Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
4.5

This is a humble little book, appearance-wise, but it holds a lot of wonder. The list of contributors to this anthology are just the start of it, many of them being notable simply because of the length of their writing careers, not just because of the New York Times Bestseller statuses. I originally picked this […]

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Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
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My regular readers know that I’ve recently revisited some old-school fantasy by re-reading the Thieves’ World books. And one of the anthologies in the shared-universe fantasy series was called Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, in reference to a pub by that name that served as a focal point of activity in the legendary city of […]

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Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin
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The overwhelming majority of characters in Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues, edited by J.M. Martin, are not very nice people. These aren’t loveable rascals, playing harmless tricks in the shadows – the very best of them are merely thieves. The rest are assassins, murderers, cutthroats and rapists. This is not an anthology for […]

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Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts

Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts 

We are used to fantasy being big – epicly big in many cases – running in countless volumes of increasing size, or the kind of thick tomes that take up far too much shelf space, doubling as doorstoppers and spider killers, rivalled only in bulk by the likes of The Yellow Pages and the Argos […]

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The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin

The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin
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Horror isn’t usually my cup of tea. However, Egyptian mythology and history is always fascinating, and one the more prominent aspects of ancient Egypt is, of course, the mummy. This anthology, compiled by Jurassic London and the Egypt Exploration Society, consists of nineteen short stories centered around mummies. Obviously, there is not time or space […]

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Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells and Howard Taylor

Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells and Howard Taylor
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Shadows Beneath is both an anthology of short stories and a glimpse into the writing process, created by the Writing Excuses podcast team: Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells and Howard Taylor. Each author provides one story, as well as a selection of extra ‘behind the scenes’ material including early drafts, edits, and insight […]

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
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In the introduction to Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman tells us quite plainly that writers live in houses other people built. In this collection of short stories, it often feels as though Gaiman is going through other writers’ closets. Some of the stories mimic the tones and themes of Gaiman’s literary predecessors, […]

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