Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander
 

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell

Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

 
Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review
 

Big Fish & Begonia

Movie Review

 
Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“Keeper of the Clockwork Queen”

 

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Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review

Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review 

So apparently China is making big animated movies now? Good on them. No seriously, that wasn’t sarcasm. Good on them. The more different animations out there the better. Especially if they’re as gorgeous and engaging as this movie. Seriously though, as anyone who knows me might be aware, I’m a fairly big fan of animated […]

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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
4.5

Although The Witcher series had been on my to-read list for years, I didn’t actually get around to it until I spent a bit too much time on YouTube one slow afternoon. I learned two things that day. First, if you play the Lord of the Rings soundtrack enough, YouTube will eventually begin suggesting other […]

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Redemption’s Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky – Cover Reveal

Redemption’s Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky – Cover Reveal 

The holidays are coming. And I’m sure the biggest question on your minds is: What is Fantasy-Faction getting us and when do we get to open it?? Well. The answer is awesome and today! The lovely folks at Solaris Books have given us the privilege of sharing the cover for Adrian Tchaikovsky’s next novel, Redemption’s […]

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Dayraven Reviews The Hidden Face by S. C. Flynn – Guest Blog

Dayraven Reviews The Hidden Face by S. C. Flynn – Guest Blog 

A face without a face – an unmasking that leaves the mask. Today’s post is written by Dayraven, a Faustian warrior and son of a great hero. Dayraven spent fifteen years as a hostage in the rival Magian Empire. The Hidden Face begins with his return to Faustia. Here he is, as described by a […]

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The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker

The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for book one in the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish The Path of Flames. The seeds (some of them noxious weeds) planted in The Path of Flames start to germinate and sprout in The Black Shriving, book two of […]

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Angry Robot New Author & Book Announcement!

Angry Robot New Author & Book Announcement! 

Angry Robot has done it again! They have signed on another amazing writer for their super robot army! Let me hand over the reins so they can tell you all about it. We at Angry Robot are really excited to announce our new author Patrice Sarath! Patrice is an author and editor living in Austin, Texas. […]

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Worldbuilding Round Table with Jonathan French, Alec Hutson, and Phil Tucker

Worldbuilding Round Table with Jonathan French, Alec Hutson, and Phil Tucker 

Of the fantasy books I have read this year, three of my favorites have been Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen, Jonathan French’s The Grey Bastards (winner of SPFBO 2016), and Phil Tucker’s The Path of Flames (SPFBO 2016 finalist). All have received both critical acclaim and reader adoration. What drew me into their worlds was how […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith 

Hello all of you lovely members of Urskuul’s Reading Circle. And a hello to the non-lovely ones as well, such as Melissa. I wouldn’t want to be accused of being mean to anyone by not saying hello to them. Oh. Except I already have been. Well, not because I didn’t say hello. But yes. One […]

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Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy

Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy 

Yesterday we learned a bit about qi and how it relates to fantasy. I found the article fascinating and realized I had read very few books set in/or based on an East Asian setting. So I asked people on Twitter and Facebook to suggest fantasy (and sci-fi, horror, etc.) books they’d read in this setting. […]

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Worlds Within Worlds – Part Five: Qi and Fantasy

Worlds Within Worlds – Part Five: Qi and Fantasy 

Most people associate magic with strange symbols, chanting, and waving a wand around. Dusty books are usually in the picture, along with ritual circles or sacrifices. The mages themselves are usually old men with grey beards—frail but knowledgeable. I’ve already written about them. Compare that kind of magic and mage to qigong and (arguably) its […]

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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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The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
5

Just when I thought I wouldn’t soon read an indie fantasy book as beautifully crafted as Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen, I was pleasantly surprised by Phil Tucker’s The Path of Flames. I’d known about The Path of Flames since its release, and had followed Tucker’s meteoric fantasy debut and subsequent releases; but, like my experience with Crimson […]

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