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Fantasy Author Gord Sellar

I distrust this whole idea of heroes. The notion of a “hero” is like a carryover from times when the biggest thug in the group called the shots. We’ve internalized it, it might even to some degree be hardwired into us — look how we vote, after all — but when you look at it, […]

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Grey by Jon Armstrong, Antediluvian Tales by Poppy Z. Brite

Grey by Jon Armstrong Nightshade Books (239pp) $14.95 In Jon Armstrong’s debut novel we meet Michael Rivers, a nineteen year-old heir to the RiversGroup fortune, who is out on a scripted and broadcasted date with his fiancée, Nora, from the up and coming MKG Corporation. Their engagement is arranged, but the match ends up being […]

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Blog for a beer!

Welcome to Fantasy Friday! Every week, you are invited to write and post anything having to do with fantasy, science fiction, etc., right here in the comments: a crazy idea for a new subgenre, a bit of a story you’re trying to write, your unbridled opinion of the last novel you read or the last […]

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The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick, Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus

The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick Tor (320 pages) $24.95 Many readers have already read a good fraction — perhaps a half — of this novel in various short stories over the past several years. And indeed there have been a couple of related stories not incorporated in the final novel … not to […]

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Caroline M. Yoachim

Caroline M. Yoachim, author of Time to Say Goodnight, was born in Hawaii, but moved away at the age of 3 months without so much as a tan. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and now lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Peter. Caroline has a Masters degree in Child Psychology and attended […]

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Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost, Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, ed. John Joseph Adams

Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost Del Rey (255 pages) $14 There’s a chance that not long ago Gregory Frost’s Shadowbridge would have been published as a single volume. Nowadays, with many fat fantasies vying for shelf-space, it is a duology. Luckily part two will be published mid-year — which is plenty long enough to wait for […]

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Blog for the year’s first beer!

Welcome, brave denizens of the year 2008, to Fantasy Friday! Every week, you are invited to write and post anything having to do with fantasy, science fiction, etc., right here in the comments: a true tale of geekdom, a bit of a story you’re trying to write, a review of anything from the Blade Runner […]

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Win a Super Duper Year’s Best package!

We interrupt the usual weekly “Blog for a Beer” event to bring you this special contest! From now through midnight on Dec. 31, Fantasy-Magazine.com invites you to use the comments below to post any fantasy-, science fiction-, or geek-related thought you might have on the topic “The Best of the Year.” Interpret this phrase however […]

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Fantasy Roundtable: People of Color in Fantasy Literature (part 3)

Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, and Yay Kwanzaa dear readers. The final installment of our Fantasy Roundtable — featuring book, author, and story recommendations — comes just in time for the post-holiday return-those-awful-gifts-for-something-you-actually-want days. If you’ve ever wanted a shortlist of must-read books by and about People of Color (besides the one for the Carl […]

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Blog for a Festivus beer!

Welcome to Fantasy Friday! Every week, you are invited to write and post anything having to do with fantasy, science fiction, etc., right here in the comments: a true tale of holiday geekdom, a bit of a story you’re trying to write, a review of anything from the new Transformers DVD to Ovid’s not-so-new Metamorphoses. […]