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The State of Fantasy: Videogame News from the Scrying-Glass of E3

The State of Fantasy: Videogame News from the Scrying-Glass of E3 

Fantasy has always been a salient feature in the videogame landscape, right down to the essential footprint of guiding an idealised persona through an imagined world. The hallmarks of fantasy – high fantasy especially – have become a reliable foundation for a great many titles over the years, and there are no signs of it […]

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Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
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Am I painting with a wide brush when I say that, for most of us, children’s books are something we read as, well, children? Or to children, maybe? Rarely, if ever, have I picked up a copy of Green Eggs and Ham or The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog or the like and simply read […]

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Rjurik Davidson Interviews Ben Peek

Rjurik Davidson Interviews Ben Peek 

Rjurik Davidson is the author of the novel, Unwrapped Sky, recently released by Tor in the US and UK. A novel that SciFiNow noted “can go toe-to-toe with China Miéville’s best,” and was noted as an “ambitious debut,” by Pop Mythology, it is set in the ancient city of Caeli-Amur. The novel follows three characters […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
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G.R.R.M. states in his introduction that’s the “Rogues is not meant to be a fantasy anthology” but I picked it up for the authors that I knew from being a fantasy reader, and I believe most readers will, so that’s where I will focus. The character type is so ingrained in the fantasy genre and […]

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Women Write Fantasy

Women Write Fantasy 

There have always been serious issues revolving around gender parity and sexism in the fantasy community. Whether this is the depiction of women – as little more than damsels in distress waiting for the fella to rescue her – or the fact that many bookshops and even publishers seem reluctant to fully invest in the […]

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Winner of the April 2014 Writing Contest

Winner of the April 2014 Writing Contest 

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. Today we will be looking at the winner from our April 2014 contest. This time for our […]

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Fantasy and Studio Ghibli – Part Two: The Search for Identity

Fantasy and Studio Ghibli – Part Two: The Search for Identity 

In the first part of this series, I took a look at the earlier Ghibli films – Nausicaä, Princess Mononoke and Laputa – and examined the ways in which they explored the eternal struggle between nature and mankind. In this second part, I’m moving on to films which utilise symbols and motifs typical of the […]

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Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson

Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson
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When I had decided to give Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson a read, I had gone in with certain expectations. Seeing the head of a powerful Minotaur next to an attractive, serious looking woman holding a dagger in each had on the cover, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were picking up a fantasy […]

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The Joe Abercrombie YA Experiment is a success!

The Joe Abercrombie YA Experiment is a success! 

We all love Joe Abercrombie here at Fantasy-Faction, but when we heard that Lord Grimdark was to give writing a Young Adult novel a shot we couldn’t help but react with the ‘OMG Cat’ face (that one to your right). How could an author known as the modern master of Grimdark Fantasy hope to convince […]

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The Changing Face(s) of Fantasy – Guest Blog by Adam Dalton

The Changing Face(s) of Fantasy – Guest Blog by Adam Dalton 

It’s obviously blasphemy to criticise Tolkien, even indirectly, but for me his work is more important in historico-cultural terms than modern literary terms. Before you send me a load of hate mail, yes, yes, I fully accept that current fantasy writers inherit greatly from him and couldn’t write what they did if it weren’t for […]

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What’s Your Favorite Fantasy Sword?

What’s Your Favorite Fantasy Sword? 

Everyone loves Excalibur; I mean it’s the sword of swords! One land, one King! And all that jazz. I could sit here and talk about all the times I drew what I thought Excalibur looked like on my folders in middle school, but who really knows what that mythological sword was shaped like. What is […]

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Winner of the February 2014 Writing Contest

Winner of the February 2014 Writing Contest 

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 about one a fortnight. Today we will be looking at the winner from our February 2014 contest. If a book […]

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