The Way into Chaos by Harry Connolly – SPFBO Review
 

The Way into Chaos

SPFBO Review

 
The Goddess Project by Bryan Wigmore
 

The Goddess Project

Review

 
Ruthanna Emrys Interview – Deep Roots
 

Ruthanna Emrys

Interview - Deep Roots

 

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M. John Harrison Interview – You Should Come With Me Now

M. John Harrison Interview – You Should Come With Me Now 

M. John Harrison’s first story was published in New Worlds in 1968. Since then he has proved himself one of the most interesting writers in genre. His Viriconium stories, beginning with The Pastel City (1971), use a decaying city on the edge of time to explore the very nature of fantasy and escapism, while the […]

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Space Mavericks by Michael Kring

Space Mavericks by Michael Kring
5

“I activated.” And on those words you are carried away into a world of adventure and action. Actually, as this is sci-fi, more than one world. I own two copies of this book. I had to buy a second when the first started to fall apart from many years of re-reading. In fact, I just […]

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The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker

The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker
5

The Company novels have finally become true science fiction. (I say finally, though I will gladly admit that I loved cyborgs in history). After a brief sojourn in a year some readers of this blog may remember – 1996 – we’re off to the future. The twenty-first century (about fifty years in our future), the […]

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Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
4

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien contains echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Rapunzel, and the Orpheus and Persephone myths. In it, Lúthien—a demigod elf princess whom Tolkien refers to both as a “mere maid” and “the greatest of the children of Iluvatar”—singlehandedly defeats Morgoth, the Big Bad of the First Age of Middle Earth. The story […]

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10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston

10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston 

Angry Robot is proud to announce another new addition to their ever-growing robot army: our own Fantasy-Faction forum-ite Cameron Johnston! His debut publication will arrive in June 2018 and we have the privilege of hosting him today! Here he is to talk about some of the science fiction stories that shaped him and his novel, The […]

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The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.5

The Empire Trilogy is a collaborative political fantasy series by the American writers Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. It is also a part of the larger Riftwar series by Feist, although you don’t have to read it to read this trilogy. The trilogy begins with Daughter of the Empire; the main character is Mara […]

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Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker

Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
5

As I think back to my Sky Coyote review, I have to wonder how I could have prized Joseph over Mendoza. Yes, Mendoza is rather colder and more humorless than Joseph, but she puts so much more meat in a story than he does. That said, be warned: Mendoza in Hollywood is not the light […]

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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
5

The Blue Sword takes place in a setting reminiscent of British Imperialism, where the Homelanders have occupied the Royal Province of Daria for a generation. Penniless and with few prospects after the deaths of her parents, Harry Crewe is sent to join her brother, a soldier at the remote desert outpost. While she finds life […]

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Sky Coyote by Kage Baker

Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
5

I return to the world of Dr. Zeus and his company this month, although in a very different manner from last time. Sky Coyote, the second book in the series, is very different from The Garden of Iden, not least because it is set on a different continent and in a different century. The protagonist […]

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In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker

In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
5

Technically, my entry for this month (and for the next few months to come) won’t be fantasy. I’ll be delving into science fiction, though you could argue that the Young Wizards series was about as close as you can get to science fiction while still talking about wizards and wizardry. (One of the characters is […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Book Review

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Book Review
5

When I kicked off the Fantastic Literature column, I mentioned that Hulu was producing a series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. And that television show has helped spur a renaissance around the 1985 book, with libraries seeing waitlists for the book run a mile long, and the iconic costumes popping up at state […]

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The Belgariad by David Eddings – Over Thirty?

The Belgariad by David Eddings – Over Thirty? 

Hands down, one of the greatest fantasy series of all time. You’re still here? Great. The books, the first five that make The Belgariad, are over thirty years old and still in print. There are many a book, and series, that has gone out of print in that time. Clearly, this series has long term […]

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