• Interviews,  On Writing

    Author Interview: R J Theodore

    So last November I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of R J Theodore’s fantastical steampunk first contact novel Flotsam, which is due to be published next week (27th March) by Parvus Press. You can read my review of the novel here. And below you can read an interview with the author… R J THEODORE is hellbent on keeping herself busy. Seriously…

  • On Writing

    Originality in Fantasy

    There’s a stigma attached to fantasy fiction that the vast majority of it is derivative, whether of Tolkien or Howard, or Erikson or Cook. There are many “parents” of the fantasy genre, and new storytellers coming to the watering hole might despair of ever treading new ground. Has everything already been done? Is subverting the tropes of the genre all…

  • Reviews

    Review: Danse Macabre by Laura M Hughes

    “The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there. But she’ll soon come to learn that memories are much more dangerous than monsters…” I came across Danse Macabre – a horror/fantasy novelette – after reading some of Hughes’ contributions to FantasyFaction.com. The…

  • Reviews

    Review: Faithless by Graham Austin-King

    “The temples of the Forgefather have fallen. The clerics and defenders that could once be found across the nine lands are no more. Priests huddle in the great temple, clinging to the echoes of their lost religion. But the Father has fallen silent. There are none who still hear his voice. The mines of Aspiration lie far below the temple’s…