The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
 

The Gods of Men

SPFBO #4 Finals Review

 
Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 1
 

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Season 8, Episode 1

 
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Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019

Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019 

“…that is to say, in all of this, I think, I believe in some sense much akin to the belief of faith, that I noticed, felt, or underwent what I describe—but it may be that the only reason childhood memories act on us so strongly is that, being the most remote we possess, they are […]

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Silent, Simple, Trouble: Corin Hayes Omnibus by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal

Silent, Simple, Trouble: Corin Hayes Omnibus by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal 

Corin Hayes Omnibus is out today! You can get your copy here! Fantasy-Faction is pleased as pop to announce that our own G. R. Matthews is putting out an omnibus of his first three Corin Hayes books! And he is letting us do the cover reveal! 😀 For those of you not in the know, […]

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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
3.5

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in Teixcalaan to find that her predecessor, from the same mining station (Lsel Station), has died. Although his death is put down to an accident, Mahit suspects foul play and she must uncover the truth before she becomes the next victim. At the core of A Memory Called Empire is a murder […]

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Mind Machines by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires

Mind Machines by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
3.5

I’ll confess: I’ve still not made the switch from physical book to ebook. I’m lingering on the border still, but more on the side of print. I only really step into the Kindle realm if there’s an offer on. It was through a notification from the Kindle app on my phone that this title was […]

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The Coilhunter Chronicles by Dean F. Wilson – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Coilhunter Chronicles by Dean F. Wilson – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.25

Steampunk Batman meets A Fistful of Dollars (and later, the Borg). Despite Fantasy-Faction originally being a British website, I am pretty sure that everyone knows Americans romanticize the Wild West: the freewheeling setting, the gunslinger vigilante who stands up to the bad guys when the government can’t. It might as well be the bedrock of […]

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Is Voltron: Legendary Defender Worth Watching?

Is Voltron: Legendary Defender Worth Watching? 

The final season of Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender dropped on 14th December 2018. Originally launching on Netflix in 2016, this re-boot of the 80s sci-fi adventure cartoon captured the hearts of both new and old fans alike. With a fluid animation style similar to Avatar: The Last Airbender and with a phenomenal voice actor cast, […]

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Firefly: A Traveler’s Companion to the ‘Verse

Firefly: A Traveler’s Companion to the ‘Verse
4.5

I am a huge Firefly nerd. Like, seriously huge. I’ve watched the show and the movie many times. I took a movie criticism class in college and compared Star Wars and Serenity, just because I could. When I left my first full-time job, my coworker gave me Firefly comics as a parting gift. When I […]

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Karen Lord Interview – 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Karen Lord Interview – 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival 

Karen Lord is an exciting writer of speculative fiction from Barbados. Her novel The Best of All Possible Worlds (2013) is a powerful science fiction novel that explores two people in the aftermath of a planetary genocide. Its follow up The Galaxy Game (2015) is out now from Jo Fletcher Books. Her debut novel Redemption […]

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
4

As a big fan of titles by Becky Chambers and Pierce Brown, this space adventure by Sanderson sounded like a no brainer. In the online announcement that Sanderson made, he noted that it would be sold under the young adult branch in the US but under science fiction in the UK; it definitely felt like […]

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Neuromancer by William Gibson

Neuromancer by William Gibson
4

As debut novels go, this one kicks arse. Written in 1984, Gibson’s cyberpunk tale was a culmination of various cult influences and pressure from a looming deadline. We’re introduced to body modifications, cybernetic implants, and ‘the matrix’ – an online information highway. Bear in mind that the World Wide Web wasn’t invented by Tim Berners-Lee […]

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Rise of the Seer by Brandon Barr

Rise of the Seer by Brandon Barr 

Completed while the author was undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia, Brandon Barr’s Rise of the Seer captures the essence of holding onto hope when things seem dark. It’s part Game of Thrones with the political wrangling, backstabbing, and hidden conspiracies; but also part NeverEnding Story in that the main characters are driven by faith and a […]

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The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
4.5

The late Victorian era was a time of new and dangerous ideas. The concept of evolution challenged traditional religious belief. The first few voices were questioning the politics of Empire. Ideas of hypnotism and psychology were starting to be taken seriously. H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau is a vivid, uncomfortable exploration of […]

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