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SF & Fantasy

2014 SDCC Video: PUTTING THE EPIC IN EPIC FANTASY Panel


I videotaped the 2014 SDCC panel Putting the Epic in Epic Fantasy! Wexler. Sykes. Abercrombie. Hobb. Rhodes. Feist. Rothfuss. Moderated by Brent Weeks!

Let the epic awesome begin!

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SF & Fantasy

Final Cover: The World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin


martin-worldoficeandfireThe World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson has a final cover!

And it’s gorgeous! Make the jump to learn how it ties into A Game of Thrones!

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SF & Fantasy

Poll: Which Epic Fantasy Trope Do You Dislike Most?


feist-magicianThe orphan. The dark lord. The mentoring wizard. These tropes and others infuse epic fantasy at its core. Sometimes at its detriment.

It begs the question then: Which epic fantasy trope do you dislike the most? Vote!

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SF & Fantasy

Tad Williams Interview: On Returning To Osten Ard


williams-dragonbonechairTad Williams is returning to Osten Ard.

And here is an interview where he talks about The Last King of Osten Ard, the new trilogy that takes place 30 years after the events of To Green Angel Tower!

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SF & Fantasy

Press Release: Tad Williams Returns to Osten Ard!


williams-dragonbonechairHuge epic fantasy news!

Tad Williams is returning to his bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy with new trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard!

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SF & Fantasy

Event Video: Brandon Sanderson & Harriet McDougal


whelan-memoryOn this Valentine’s Day, the fantasy genre loves Brandon Sanderson and Harriet McDougal.

If you are a fan of the Wheel of Time series, you will want to watch this video taken at last night’s event! Make the jump and let the wheel of ages turn!

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Paranormal

Two Urban Fantasy Novels I Can’t Wait For


carey-darkEpic fantasy is infiltrating urban fantasy!

How? Two writers considered epic fantasy authors are switching sub-genres to tell stories in the urban fantasy mode.

And I can’t wait! Here is a bit more about them!

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SF & Fantasy

Book Trailer: The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams


williams-dirtyTad Williams is one of my favorite authors.

So no surprise I’m excited for his forthcoming novel, The Dirty Streets of Heaven!

Here is a short book trailer featuring Tad talking about the new book.

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SF & Fantasy

Interview: David Anthony Durham


durham-acaciapbAfter writing his epic historical novel Pride of Carthage, David Anthony Durham wrote an epic fantasy trilogy titled Acacia. War With the Mein, The Other Lands, and The Sacred Band comprise the trilogy and it has gotten rave reviews on fantasy blogging websites, Amazon, and B&N.

I decided to highlight these books a bit more with an interview! Make the jump to where David talks about the series and what he’s working on now!

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Ari Marmell: Steampunk, Epic Fantasy and Shared DNA


Ari Marmell: Steampunk, Epic Fantasy and Shared DNA

Warlord’s Legacy author Ari Marmell has written a great post today examining the creative “DNA” of epic fantasy and steampunk that fans of either – or of fantasy in general – should read. Marmell contends that both sub-genres originate from the same…well, Marmell says it better than me:
“My hypothesis, after giving it some thought, is [...]

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