Archive | March, 2012

The Ranting Dragon: Twenty Must Read Retold Tales – An Introduction to the Genre

The Ranting Dragon today has an awesome post about retold tales, they say, “As part of our ongoing genre introduction series, we’ve decided to share a list of retold tales that will forever change the way you think about some old childhood favorites. This genre is often called Mythic Fiction, but we’ve chosen to be […]

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Machine Readable Interview Rob Ziegler

“Nick and Jason interview Rob Ziegler, author of the critically-acclaimed Seed. Check Mr. Ziegler out at http://zieglerstories.com/ Please note that the technical hiccup early on in the interview (marked by a loud, angry beep) was the result of Mark’s brilliant editing. Nick had asked Mr. Ziegler for a more thorough description of the book. It […]

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"Of Blue Skies and Pain is gloriously gory, violent, full of color and action, and packed to the walls with incident."

“About a year ago, I said a few words about Stina Leicht’s first novel. Good stuff, and now we have the sequel, which is even better. At the end of the first novel, there’s an uneasy truce between the fey and the mortals, who have a common enemy, the nephilim. The new book picks up […]

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Publishers Weekly Reviews The Best Horror of the Year 4

“The 18 scary stories that Datlow (Supernatural Noir) has selected as the best of 2011 hint at even worse horrors lurking beyond the fringes of their narratives. In “The Little Green God of Agony,” Stephen King profiles an exorcist and faith healer who purports to give physical form to pain. In “Final Girl Theory,” A.C. […]

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The 5 Favorite Musical Artists of Fantasy Author Teresa Frohock

“Raised in a small town, Teresa Frohock learned to escape to other worlds through the fiction collection of her local library. Although Teresa has been reading fantasy and science fiction since she was twelve, her fascination with the grotesque extends back into childhood. Whenever she went to a carnival, she was the first one at […]

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Publishers Weekly give Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess a Starred Review!

“The second volume of the Foglios’ (Agatha H. and the Airship City) conversion of their long-running Girl Genius comic into novel form continues to succeed in staying very close to the original while providing lots of bonus material for committed fans of the series, often in the form of footnotes containing self-referential wit and historical […]

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Publishers Weekly give The Black Opera a Starred Review!

“Gentle (Ilario: The Stone Golem) has created a fast-paced, intricate, swashbuckling tale, and Scalese’s adventures in this richly detailed world are as dense with high stakes, grand betrayals, and extravagant characters as the opera he has six weeks to write.” Read more at Publishers Weekly.

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Publishers Weekly give The Croning a Starred Review!

“Teeming with the cosmic horrors that distinguish the fiction of Lovecraft, Machen, and other weird fiction masters, this eerie first novel offers up a picture of human civilization as a plaything in the claws of malignant alien entities. Don Miller, a corporate geologist, is married to globe-trotting anthropologist Michelle Mock, who for decades has tracked […]

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Black Gate Interviews Nathan Long, Part Two

“This week Black Gate picks up where we left off in Part One of our interview with fantasy and science fiction author Nathan Long. Last week we talked about your latest novel, Jane Carver of Waar. But most readers are more familiar with the work you’ve done in the Warhammer world, where you’ve published 11 […]

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[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Teresa Frohock

“SFFWRTCHT: Where´d your interest in SFF come from? Teresa Frohock: My first fantasy was Patricia McKillip’s The Forgotten Beast of Eld and I fell in love with her writing. You could almost say I was born a geek, though. I loved anything with swords and knights and monsters since I can remember. SFFWRTCHT: How long […]

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