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Excerpt from The Queen of Hearts by Daniel Homan

An excerpt from The Queen of Hearts, by Daniel Homan (Prime Books)

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Fantasy’s Top Ten Fight Scenes: The Duels

For the next few weeks, I’ll be running down top-ten lists of some of fantasy’s best fight scenes: the vast battles, one against impossible odds, the magnificently over-the-top. But we’ll begin with the essence of the fight scene: the duel. One on one, mano a mano, these characters settle their differences the old-fashioned way. Under the cut, we count down ten of the best duels in fantasy film.

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Author Spotlight: Caroline Yoachim

How did you decide on the setting of Old West Kansas? Some people start writing from a character or a setting, but I generally start from a vague idea. In this case, I began with some musings about what a second generation werewolf might look like. As I was brainstorming, isolation and loneliness emerged as […]

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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, 2010 Recommended Reading, Part 4

For the month of April, FM will be presenting in four segments, all the recommended reading selections listed in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, which is forthcoming in June 2010 from Prime Books.

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I Loathe Genre Distinctions: Norman Spinrad

I loathe genre distinctions, and yes, “Lighter Than Air” is a perfect example why. There isn’t anything in it that isn’t scientifically possible, and yet thematically and story-logic wise, it’s a kind of fantasy.

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Films of High Adventure: Legend

After much (read: a minute or two) debate, we opted to watch the original theatrical release with the Tangerine Dream soundtrack instead of the director’s cut since the express purpose of this project is to re-watch what we saw as kids, which most assuredly had some citrus nightmares going on (yuk yuk yuk), so unless noted that’s the version we’re referring to here.

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Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is known for her series of novels about Kitty Norville, werewolf and radio talk show host. She has two more Kitty novels appearing in 2010 but, happily, she is expanding her range, with a couple non-Kitty novels also scheduled. Her first Young Adult novel is Voices of Dragons, which opens what looks to be another enjoyable series.

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Almost Feymous: An Interview with Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase is a fifteen-year-old misfit. She’s never fit in at her school, never had any close friends (besides Robby), is at odds with her mother and stepfather, and barely tolerates her half-brother Ethan. In the twenty-four hours before she turns sixteen, Meghan discovers that she’s a by-blow of Oberon, King of the Seelie Court, Robbie is Robin Goodfellow a.k.a Puck, and Ethan’s been kidnapped by a new rogue element set to destroy all of Faerie: The Iron King. Julie Kagawa told me all about her new book last summer at Hypericon, so I was very excited to finally sit down and read it. I was even more excited to sit down with Julie and talk to her a little bit about Meghan, madness, and the magic behind her debut YA novel The Iron King.

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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, 2010 Recommended Reading, Part 3

For the month of April, FM will be presenting in four segments, all the recommended reading selections listed in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, which is forthcoming in June 2010 from Prime Books.

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Author Spotlight: Karen Heuler

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in dozens of literary and speculative magazines and anthologies from Alaska Quarterly Review and Arts & Letters to Weird Tales. She has published two novels and a short story collection, and has won an O. Henry award. Her latest novel, Journey to Bom Goody, concerns strange doings in the Amazon. […]