Category Archives: Fantasy

Monster Hunter Grunge Review

What happens when you bring together one of the best SF&F writers into one of the best fantasy worlds in books today? Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge. When Marine Private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the Marine barrack bombing in … Continue reading

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Butcher discusses Peace Talks at DragonCon

Jim Butcher is deeply enamored with DragonCon. After multiple signings where no one showed up, or panels at conventions where he was the only one in the room, DragonCon is where he started to feel like an author. In fact, … Continue reading

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DragonCon report 2016, The Secrets of NY Times Bestselling Authors

This panel lacked truth in advertising. Bestsellers don’t come easy. Writers share tips about breaking the barrier of the NYT Bestseller lists. It had a collection of people who were on the Bestseller list, but nothing really about getting books … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Awards

A lot of attention has come to the state of awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy in the last few years, thanks to increasing problems with and arguments over the Hugo Awards. If you’re unaware of why, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mermaid & The Unicorn

There’s a lot of “urban fantasy” out there, and I’ve only experienced small handfuls of it. I’ve devoured The Dresden Files, caught a few episodes of Buffy, delved into the lore of World of Darkness, and even gotten into Monster … Continue reading

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A Flight of Dragon Awards

DragonCon is a convention that takes place every year over the Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, GA. It is, by all accounts, the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention on the planet Earth. If you don’t believe me, their minimum … Continue reading

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TONIGHT on The Catholic Geek Radio Show: the Military in Fiction

http://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=9055475     At 7 PM, EST, Jonathan LaForce joins us to discuss how to create proper military characters in science fiction and fantasy. Building proper military characters in science fiction and fantasy, including ranks, behaviors and attitudes. A former … Continue reading

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