Sep 02

Guest Review by A.E. Marling | The House of Shattered Wings – Aliette de Bodard

About the Book A superb murder mystery, on an epic scale, set against the fall out – literally – of a war in Heaven. Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black with ashes and rubble. Yet …

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Sep 01

Regeneration – Stephanie Saulter

About the Book The gillungs – genetically modified, waterbreathing humans – are thriving. They’ve pioneered new aquatic industries, and their high-efficiency quantum battery technology coupled to tidal turbines in the Thames estuary looks set to revolutionise the energy industry. But as demand grows, so does fear of what their newfound power might mean. Then a …

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Aug 31

Guest Post | T. Frohock on Contempt Prior to Investigation

About the Author Bio: T. Frohock has turned a love of dark fantasy and horror into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. She lives in North Carolina where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying. T. is the author of Miserere: An Autumn Tale and her newest series …

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Aug 26



I’ve been quiet recently. I’ve also been exhausted. On August 17 I had a c-section. The c-section went well, despite the risks my funky body presented. Cora Elizabeth was born at 7:59am weighing 7 pounds and 6 ounces, 20 inches long. I had a three day hospital stay, which was just about as thrilling as …

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Aug 20

Guest Post | JL Murray writes A Letter to Herself

About the Author J.L. Murray is the author of the Niki Slobodian series (Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Devil Is a Gentleman, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Devil Was an Angel, and The Devil’s Backbone), The Thirteen series (Jenny Undead and Eat the Ones You Love), After the Fire, …

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Aug 19

Guest Post | Greg Hickey on The Popularity of Dystopian Film and Its Effect on Dystopian Literature

About the Author Greg Hickey is a writer, forensic scientist and endurance athlete. He is the author of the dystopian fiction novel Our Dried Voices and writer of the screenplay Vita. You can view more of his work on his website. The Popularity of Dystopian Film and Its Effect on Dystopian Literature By Greg Hickey …

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Aug 18

Guest Post | Janny Wurts on A Select List of 8 Astonishing Overlooked SFF Titles

About the Author Janny Wurts is the author of War of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell’s Chasm. Her eighteen published titles include a trilogy in audio, a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist, with works translated into fifteen languages worldwide. …

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Aug 17

Guest Post | Mark Lawrence on Fantasy World Building


    About the Author Mark Lawrence is married with four children, one of whom is severely disabled. His day job is as a research scientist focused on various rather intractable problems in the field of artificial intelligence. He has held secret level clearance with both US and UK governments. At one point he was qualified to say ‘this …

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Aug 12

Dark Ascension – M.L. Brennan

About the Book As the “wickedly clever” (Publishers Weekly) series continues, reluctant, slacker vampire Fortitude Scott learns that nothing is more important than family—or more deadly…. After a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isn’t half bad—even if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career …

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Aug 10

SPFBO: And the winner is….

the unbound man

Round 1 — Round 2 — Round 3 — Round 4 — Round 5 Well, here it is, the post where I reveal the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off winner. First, I want to thank everyone for participating, and caring about my opinion. That’s pretty cool. Secondly, I want to thank everyone for being patient with …

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