Suicide: More Than a Plot Device
 

Suicide: More Than a Plot Device

Guest Post by Peter Orullian

 
Writing Contest Winner: Religion
 

Writing Contest Winner

Theme: Religion

 
Bloomsbury Reveal First ‘Harry’ image for upcoming Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Re-Releases…
 

Bloomsbury Reveal 'New Harry'

Preview of upcoming 'Illustrated Editions'

 

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Writing Contest Winner: Religion

Writing Contest Winner: Religion 

December. The darkest month with the longest night of the year. Harsh and cold days and mankind struggling in winter’s iron grip. Separated through walls of snow from others, one feels tiny and alone. What better time to remember that there are gods looking out for you? Gods, who may help you through these hard […]

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Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye

Robert A. Heinlein: More Fantasy than Meets the Eye 

Robert A. Heinlein is known as the dean of science fiction, and was the first Grand Master of the genre. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke are collectively known as the ‘Big Three’ of science fiction. Just the other day, I saw someone mention in a blog that they had read a science fiction […]

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Writing Contest Winner: Joker Month

Writing Contest Winner: Joker Month 

We had a lot great contest themes this year and I know that some people didn’t manage to finish their stories on time for some of the contests or didn’t take part for other reasons, so this month I decided to revisit the themes we already had. November (because of NaNoWriMo) is a special month […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Redux: Riyria. Revelation.

Self-Published Fantasy Redux: Riyria. Revelation. 

My favorite fantasy books of 2015 have been self-published. For a guy that wrote “Self-Published Fantasy and Me” for this very website, that is quite an admission. And while I don’t for one moment regret that previous article, I do admit to one colossal miscalculation. I should have read Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations years […]

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
5

A word of warning before we begin: As soon as I finished this book, it went straight into my top five all-time favourites, so be prepared for raving. I’ve reviewed several books this year and given them ten stars, but I’d give Uprooted eleven if it were possible. Because occasionally you find a book that […]

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Rogue Legacy – Video Game Review

Rogue Legacy – Video Game Review 

When I started this game I thought it would be a fun distraction for a Sunday afternoon, a cute little game that would remind me of the old games I used to play in the past. It turned out that it was those things, but also so much more. I didn’t realise how addictive this […]

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Writing Contest Winner: Abandoned Places

Writing Contest Winner: Abandoned Places 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. The task this time was to write a story using pictures of abandoned places as inspiration. Abandoned […]

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The Many Nations of Elves

The Many Nations of Elves 

For many of us the words elf and fantasy are as intertwined in our minds as peanut butter and jelly. What self-respecting lover of fantasy among us has not spent major time exploring the many nations of elves out there? You could easily argue that one of the most enjoyable parts of sinking your teeth […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
3.5

A curiously told tale, not driven by words but by pictures; a unique selling point, and probably the reason why Ransom Rigg’s debut novel dominated the New York Times Bestseller list for a year. This is the story of a moody rich kid from contemporary Florida who is pulled into a mystery of creepy 1940s […]

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Writing Contest Winner: Fantasy Clichés

Writing Contest Winner: Fantasy Clichés 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. The task this time was to write a story containing the most clichéd fantasy tropes manageable. Nearly […]

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Second Olympus by K. A. Stewart

Second Olympus by K. A. Stewart
4.75

Dozens of authors have tried their hands at variations on Greek gods-themed storylines over the years—so much so that these stories often start to feel a bit stale—which is why I was thrilled with K.A. Stewart’s wholly fresh spin on it in SECOND OLYMPUS. Let’s look at the plot first. Here’s the jacket blurb. The […]

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The Soundtrack to Starborn

The Soundtrack to Starborn 

So this post is slightly embarrassing, as I’m about to reveal to you some of the music I enjoy listening to. There are lots of elements to cover in Starborn, from the grand destinies of individual characters to the relationships between them and the landscapes against which the story plays out. Generally my taste in […]

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