Darius Hinks Joins Angry Robot Books with The Ingenious – Guest Blog
 

Darius Hinks Joins Angry Robot Books

Guest Blog & Announcement

 
The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
 

The Armored Saint

Review

 
Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows
 

Frances Hardinge

Interview - A Skinful of Shadows

 

Browsing all articles tagged with new weird.

James Lovegrove Interview

James Lovegrove Interview 

Before each interview, we at Fantasy-Faction like to tell our readers a bit about the interviewee, in case they are new to an author’s work. Today I believe we shall let said author, and his extensive catalog of works, speak for themselves. James Lovegrove is the author of over 50 acclaimed novels and books for […]

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Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
4.5

Looking at the list of genres above, it’s clear that I had difficulties categorizing Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne. But I suppose that is what the New Weird is all about. Although there is some disagreement over the precise nature of the genre, it seems to be a sort of mashing together of speculative elements to produce […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor 

Hello all, and welcome to the latest newsletter from Urskuul’s Reading Circle. It has been a while since the last one was issued, and I’d like to extend my apologies for that. While we had a meeting last month, it was sadly cut short and we didn’t have a chance to do much discussing. See, […]

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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
4.5

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
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Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville

Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville
3.5

Looking for Jake and Other Stories is China Miéville’s first collection of short stories, published in 2005. It’s an imaginative, thoughtful, political and highly original collection of work, a melding of fantasy, science-fiction and horror. Miéville nails this intricate balance, a subgenre some have termed New Weird and even professed him its ‘god-father.’ Miéville mostly […]

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Which Writers Are Asking The Hard Questions Today?

Which Writers Are Asking The Hard Questions Today? 

As I move from summer to winter, I tend to switch from lighter, fun reads to deeper, more complex reads. I don’t know if I am simply echoing Hollywood’s transition from summer blockbuster action movies to Oscar-worthy dramas. Or perhaps after consuming a steady diet of “candy” books, I need something a bit more substantial, […]

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Spotlight on China Miéville

Spotlight on China Miéville 

Despite being the only author to have won the Arthur C. Clarke award for science fiction three times, it still remains unclear whether Miéville belongs in the sci-fi or fantasy genre. For this reason, his style is often referred to as New Weird, a fantasy genre that shies away from dragons and goblins, instead opting […]

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Kraken: An Anatomy by China Miéville

Kraken: An Anatomy by China Miéville
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They say there are no new stories, just tropes, myths and archetypes that appear over and over again in different guises. This is, perhaps, especially the case in genres such as fantasy, where the narrative traditions are strong enough to provide joke material for fans and where unoriginal tales can so easily slide into self-parody. […]

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Subgenre Bingo – Modern Fantasy

Subgenre Bingo – Modern Fantasy 

When I put forth the urban fantasy installment of the varying subgenres of fantasy, I’m sure some of you thought, “But so-and-so doesn’t fit into this list! Fellshot, you malodorous wad of llama spittle, what is wrong with you?!” While there are a great many things about my character that could probably stand for some […]

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