6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: Cover Contest
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6

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Three Flavours of Binge-Worthy SFF Podcasts
 

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Firefly – The Big Damn Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
 

Firefly – The Big Damn Cookbook

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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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Keeping the Fun in Science Fiction – Guest Blog by Joseph Brassey

Keeping the Fun in Science Fiction – Guest Blog by Joseph Brassey 

Islands sit suspended in an endless heaven, drifting amidst clouds and storms, high above a distant abyss below. Cities crouch upon the edges of cliffs, their walls jutting out into the empty air, and enchanted skycraft hurtle through the heavens, their magnificent wings catching the light of sunsets as the blue-white glow of their exhaust […]

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How The Belgariad Taught Me To Write A Cyberpunk Dystopia – Guest Blog by Ferrett Steinmetz

How The Belgariad Taught Me To Write A Cyberpunk Dystopia – Guest Blog by Ferrett Steinmetz 

Full confession: I thought my new novel The Uploaded was a dystopian novel about the miseries that happen five hundred years after humanity perfects brain-uploading. But my publisher Angry Robot told me it was something different. “You wrote a cyberpunk family drama, Ferrett!” I looked up, baffled, from my chocolate milk – the only drink […]

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Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs

Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs 

I always knew someone would tell me to add a Sexy Lady Robot to my book. When I first starting writing my novel, Echo of the Larkspur, I set out to write a story that was first and foremost about love. Love between a male human and an omnipotent, genderless robot that identified as male, […]

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Why I Don’t Like Dragons – Guest Blog by Oliver Langmead

Why I Don’t Like Dragons – Guest Blog by Oliver Langmead 

First, a confession: the title of this article is a little bit sensationalist. The truth is, I don’t actively dislike dragons. I don’t go around hating them and huffing and puffing at books with dragons on the cover, and films with dragons in the trailers. My feelings towards dragons is closer to an indifference. They […]

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Theology in The Godserfs Series – Guest Blog by N. S. Dolkart

Theology in The Godserfs Series – Guest Blog by N. S. Dolkart 

You may remember that a few days ago we revealed this awesome cover for the latest novel in the Godserfs series? Well, the author of Godserfs, N. S. Dolkart, has stopped by to talk a little theology with us as a means to open our eyes up to the kind of exploration that awaits you […]

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Putting Fantasy On The Map

Putting Fantasy On The Map 

A while ago, I came across a wonderful spoof map of the fantasy land of Clichéa. For those who haven’t seen it before, you can find it below (click the picture to see a larger version). It features all the places that no self-respecting fantasy world would be without, from the Northern Shire (the Village […]

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Create Your Own Fantasy Author Frankenstein Monster

Create Your Own Fantasy Author Frankenstein Monster 

Last year, in the build up to Fantasy-Faction’s Grim Gathering event, it was suggested to me that I would look a lot better if I had Myke Cole’s arms. One kind soul even photoshopped them in to my picture so I could really appreciate the difference. Faced with the undeniable glory of Mr Cole’s biceps […]

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Apocalypse how? Vehicle modding inspiration for the end times

Apocalypse how? Vehicle modding inspiration for the end times 

In my new novel Graft, the Britain of 2025 has all but collapsed. Up in lawless Manchester, local mechanic Sol props up his workshop business by stealing cars and scavenging their parts, while his partner armours vehicles for use on the country’s dangerous roads. In Britain now, of course, things aren’t quite so harsh. But […]

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Writing Multi-Layered Narratives

Writing Multi-Layered Narratives 

Ideas Are Easy There’s a joke about writers: never ask them where they get their ideas from. The question might be met with a roll of the eyes, and the answers you get are often tongue-in-cheek (a PO Box in Poughkeepsie is a classic). The reason for this is pretty straightforward – it’s exactly the […]

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From Short Form To Long Form

From Short Form To Long Form 

I recently heard that Paul Meloy, one of the genre’s finest short story writers, was releasing a novel through Solaris Books. After so many years writing successful short stories and releasing collections, I was curious as to why Paul chose now to write his first novel and whether he faced any challenges moving from short form to long form. […]

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Guest Blog by Ryan Graudin: Creating A Sense of Danger

Guest Blog by Ryan Graudin: Creating A Sense of Danger 

The setting of my YA novel THE WALLED CITY is based on a real place called the Kowloon Walled City, a neighborhood that existed in 1980s Hong Kong. It was only 6.5 acres in area and housed over 33,000 people at its height in 1987. The reason so many people flocked to this small space, […]

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