Victor Gischler Interview – A Fire Beneath the Skin
 

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Fire Beneath the Skin by Victor Gischler – Series Review
 

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Victor Gischler Interview – A Fire Beneath the Skin

Victor Gischler Interview – A Fire Beneath the Skin 

A few weeks ago, we reviewed Victor Gischler’s A Fire Beneath the Skin series. Today we are catching up with the author to talk about it and his many other projects! I was surprised to see Wikipedia has an entry on you, and I confess, I did some background research on it. A quick look […]

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Fire Beneath the Skin by Victor Gischler – Series Review

Fire Beneath the Skin by Victor Gischler – Series Review
4.5

Game of Thrones meets Ink Masters. Despite his award-winning literary career, Victor Gischler was an unknown to me—beyond the fact that Amazon always recommended his Ink Mage in its incessant emails. Though the cover grabbed my attention, I never read past the first two paragraphs of the blurb before tossing it onto the slopes of […]

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His Dark Materials – Season One Review

His Dark Materials – Season One Review 

Back in 1999, it was announced that both The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter were becoming film franchises. There was both excitement and apprehension. Excitement because fans were going to get movies based on their favorite fantasy books, and apprehension because—at the time—so many movies based on fantasy or science fiction books had […]

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A Sea of Broken Glass by Sonya M. Black – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

A Sea of Broken Glass by Sonya M. Black – SPFBO #5 Finals Review 

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface and fresh roadkill on their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. These are […]

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2019’s Best New Genre TV Shows

2019’s Best New Genre TV Shows 

I still remember my childhood, when I wasn’t much interested in TV shows due to their being a pointed lack of sci-fi and fantasy adaptations. But these days not a week goes by when some new genre fiction gets adapted. Original material also keeps springing up left and right. So, it is almost criminal not […]

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G. R. Matthews Interview – Six Kingdoms

G. R. Matthews Interview – Six Kingdoms 

G. R. Matthews is a self-published writer with eleven books under his belt. He is also head mod on the Fantasy-Faction Facebook Group and the official Bureau Chief of Fantasy-Faction proper. Recently he signed with Jamie Cowen from The Ampersand Agency LTD and now has a manuscript out with an interested publisher! We can’t wait […]

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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Zachary Ezra Rawlins, the son of a fortune-teller, is studying for his Masters in Emerging Media (video games). His peaceful, semi-solitary, existence is thrown off course when he checks an old book out of the university library. The book clearly predates Zachary’s birth, but it describes an odd incident from his childhood—a time when he […]

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Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl

Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl
4.5

“She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, edited by Terry Bisson, is part of the radical indie press’s politically engaged mission, in which they publish some of speculative fiction’s most insightful voices. Each volume concentrates on some of the most provocative and politically engaged of […]

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Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition

Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition 

With Lunar New Year around the corner, I joined a group chat with SFPBO past and present finalists Rob J. Hayes (Never Die, 2019), Virginia McClain (Blade’s Edge, 2019), M. L. Wang (The Sword of Kaigen, 2019), and K. Bird Lincoln (Tiger Lily, 2017) to discuss English-original Asian fantasy. Due to time zones and deadlines, […]

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Books to Read in Fantasy: A Look at Lists

Books to Read in Fantasy: A Look at Lists 

Recently a question was asked in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook Group. This is that question and some of the reasons why its answer looks the same, every time the question is asked. Question: What are the books which you think are a great introduction to fantasy—the books which every fantasy should read throughout their journey? Now, […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019 

Hello Factioners! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season full of family, friends, food, and fantasy books! We spent a lot longer working on our Best Of list this year than we normally do, as there were so many amazing titles to choose from. Even after weeks of debate, we couldn’t fit […]

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Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review

Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review
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Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through the […]

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