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Jim C. Hines on Representation and the Seeds of Possibility


Jim C. Hines on Representation and the Seeds of Possibility

Magic Ex Libris series author Jim C. Hines talks about why greater representation doesn’t limit the possibilities of sci-fi and fantasy but rather expands them.

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Staked by Kevin Hearne (50 Page Friday)


Get ready, this week we’re reading the 50 first pages from STAKED, the next adventure in Kevin Hearne’s bestselling series. Click read more to check it out. Enjoy!

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Book Giveaway and Interview with ‘Hobgoblin’ Author John Coyne


Sometimes you read a book and you just know it’s going to be a part of your life forever. John Coyne’s 1981 horror fantasy Hobgoblin was one of those books for me. It’s the story of Scott Gardiner, a teenager obsessed with “Hobgoblin”: a fantasy role-playing game inspired by Irish mythology. Scott already has a [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Writers, Don’t Fire Your Arrows: Getting the History Right


Medieval historian-turned-writer Michael Livingston talks about those little historical details that matter in fiction.

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SF & Fantasy

Balancing The Genre Itch: Julie Czerneda Goes From Science Fiction to Fantasy


Balancing The Genre Itch: Julie Czerneda Goes From Science Fiction to Fantasy

This month, Julie Czernada has two books out – one fantasy, one science fiction. Here, Julie explains what it was like to switch between the genres and how the writing process differs.

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Five Surprising Facts About Dungeons & Dragons Creator Gary Gygax


You may not recognize the name Gary Gygax, but if you’re a fantasy fan then you’re living in his world. Gygax was the creator of Dungeons & Dragons: the great grandaddy of fantasy role-playing games. It’s hard to imagine what popular culture would have been like without the game’s enormous influence. Video games certainly wouldn’t [...]

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Interview with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Author, ‘12 Kings of Sharakhai’


Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of 12 Kings of Sharakhai: a novel inspired by Western epic fantasy and Eastern fable. Beaulieu and I discussed the book during a lull in the action at New York Comic Con 2015.
Suvudu: How would you describe 12 Kings in Sharakhai?
Bradley Beaulieu: I would describe it as Arabian Nights [...]

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‘Beyond Redemption’ Author Michael R. Fletcher on His New Novel, Grimdark, and Sex Without Souls


Michael R. Fletcher used to be in a rock band. Now he writes fantasy novels, but that doesn’t mean that rock n’ roll still doesn’t shape his life. We chatted about his new book Beyond Redemption and how much his musical career has influenced his writing style at New York Comic Con 2015.
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NYCC 2015: Five Things You Might Not Know About Fantasy Artist Tony DiTerlizzi


Tony DiTerlizzi’s art will be immediately familiar to fans of Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and White Wolf’s line of horror games, and fantasy readers will know him as the co-creator, with Holly Black, of The Spiderwick Chronicles, but how much do we really know about Tony? Here’s five facts we learned during an [...]

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50 Page Fridays: Terry Brooks


50 Page Fridays: Terry Brooks

Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Suvudu. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.
This week we’ve featured the first 50 pages of THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA, by legendary fantasy author, Terry Brooks! [...]

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