Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens – SPFBO #6 Finals Review
 

Nether Light

SPFBO #6 Finals Review

 
God of Gnomes by Demi Harper
 

God of Gnomes

Review

 
Last Memoria by Rachel Emma Shaw – SPFBO #6 Finals Review
 

Last Memoria

SPFBO #6 Finals Review

 

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Scarlett the Fantasy-Faction Dragon Gets a Makeover

Scarlett the Fantasy-Faction Dragon Gets a Makeover 

If you’ve been with us for a while you will probably recognize our site mascot Scarlett the dragon. If you’ve not met her before, here she is in all her original glory! She has been with us from the early days of Fantasy-Faction. And since we are ten this year, I thought she might like […]

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Holiday Microfiction: “The Clockwork Bee” by Kellie Doherty

Holiday Microfiction: “The Clockwork Bee” by Kellie Doherty 

Today, we have Kellie Doherty and “The Clockwork Bee”. “The Clockwork Bee” by Kellie Doherty Gylvonna sat on her bunk, trying her best to ignore the frost that rimed the porthole next to her and the way her arms trembled even under the thick woolen blanket. Her breath seemed to freeze in air. She rubbed […]

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Holiday Microfiction: “Christmas Pudding” by L. A. Young

Holiday Microfiction: “Christmas Pudding” by L. A. Young 

Today, we have L. A. Young and “Christmas Pudding”. – – – “Christmas Pudding” by L. A. Young The scents of sugar, cloves, and ginger permeated the house. The cake, brown and stiff, was removed from the oven and placed on the counter to cool. The young man took off his oven mitts and admired […]

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Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon

Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon 

I went to Dragon Con (a convention held in Atlanta, George) in the fall of 2016. Amid the hustle and bustle of the massive crowds, attending author panels and going to workshops we decided we needed a break. My sister-in-law’s husband wished to go see a friend in the Marriott, so we entered into an […]

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Ripple Grove Press Interview – Fantasy in Children’s Picture Books

Ripple Grove Press Interview – Fantasy in Children’s Picture Books 

When I was at Portland State University going for a master’s in book publishing (Yes, that’s a real thing!), I had the amazing opportunity to work one-on-one with some local publishers. One such opportunity was my internship with a family-owned, children’s picture book publishing company called Ripple Grove Press. The owners, Rob and Amanda, were […]

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Bastien Lecouffe Deharme – Artist Spotlight

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme – Artist Spotlight 

Some of you may know this already, but I am an art addict. I love fantasy art and sci-fi art and classical art and surreal art and…well you get the idea. I even have a rather large Pinterest board (or 10 or 11…) full of my favorite artists, art, and cover art. Today I was […]

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Genre of the Impossible

Genre of the Impossible 

For a while now there has been an emphasis on realism in our fantasy, which has created some exciting new stories and series, including some personal favourites. However, as the trend for ever more ‘real’ fantasy grows stronger, I hope there will always be a place for the impossible and the mysterious in our genre. […]

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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen
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Before I get started, this isn’t the sort of review that folks are used to here, given that the book in question is meant for little kids. However it should be noted that little kids find can find the fantastical in everything and books geared towards them tend to reflect that. There’s less concern with […]

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The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman
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This is a review of the book and the performance which took place on 6th July 2014 in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. When I was a little girl I loved dark stories – like fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers or ghost stories for example. Either read in the darkness of my bedroom with […]

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Judge A Book By Its Cover – An Interview with Larry Rostant

Judge A Book By Its Cover – An Interview with Larry Rostant 

I never intended to buy The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett. I was walking through a bookshop intent on picking up something else, most probably a crime novel. I hadn’t read a fantasy novel in a long time. But the cover caught my eye and stopped me in my tracks. The hooded man glared […]

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Raiders of the Lost Art

Raiders of the Lost Art 

It was always a dream of mine that once my book was published, and the film deal secured, Drew Struzan and Ralph McQuarrie would step into Bespin’s carbon-freezing chamber and battle for the right to produce the artwork. Admittedly, this is looking increasingly unlikely, given that Mr McQuarrie has departed into the great matte painting […]

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Interview with John Kenn: The Post-It Note King

Interview with John Kenn: The Post-It Note King 

The first time I saw something by John, I knew it was something special. His eerily imaginative art on a deceptively simple medium was a thing of wonder. If you’ve never heard of him–I wouldn’t be surprised. The mysterious artist lists little of himself. Instead, he lets his terrifying and wondrous art do the talking. […]

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