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Sequel to classic Wastelands anthology due out 2015

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2008’s Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse was an anthology of post-apocalyptic and dystopian short stories written by a collection of the world’s finest authors. I read it whilst on holiday the summer just gone and I absolutely loved it, every story was good while some of them were wonderful, amongst the best I have read […]

The ultimate time travel anthology due out November 2013

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The Time Traveller’s Almanac is the largest, most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer included is over a century’s worth of literary adventures into the past and the future. The anthology covers millions of years of Earth’s history – from the age of the […]

News round-up, July 2013

Pedro Pascal, who will play the Red Viper in the Game of Thrones series.

A quick round-up of the fantasy-related news items that have been published over the last thirty days. George RR Martin defends decision to cast Pedro Pascal as the Red Viper in Game of Thrones series Writer Martin said he wasn’t at the Chilean actor’s audition, but that he thought Pascal would be ‘wonderful’ as Oberyn […]

News round-up, June 2013

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Amazon licenses fan fiction ebooks George RR Martin hates fan fiction, Anne Rice has banned it, Ursula K Le Guin calls it "an invasion". But a host of authors have signed up to a new programme from Amazon, which encourages any fan who fancies it to write fiction inspired by their worlds, and sell it […]

Living with George

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I wanted to share with you a curious state of affairs, almost a malady if you will, that has plagued me for the last six months. Back in 2011 when Game of Thrones was coming out on telly, I immediately got excited and resolved to read the first book in the A Song of Fire […]

Lavie Tidhar’s Osama wins World Fantasy Award

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Lavie Tidhar’s Osama has beaten competition from Stephen King and George RR Martin to scoop the World Fantasy Award for best novel. Tidhar accepted the prestigious award at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto yesterday. The judges of the award acknowledged that Israeli-born Tidhar has produced a work of extraordinary power and imagination, which has […]

Fantasy news round-up: September 10, 2012

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A round up of fantasy and bookish news from around the world… Neil Gaiman to write another Doctor Who episode While accepting his Hugo Award for The Doctor’s Wife this weekend Neil Gaiman informally announced that he was writing another episode of Doctor Who. The Doctor’s Wife gave the TARDIS a chance to chat with […]

Fantasy news round-up, October 26, 2011

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George RR Martin reveals his favourite ‘Game of Thrones’ actors New York Magazine’s Vulture asked Game of Thrones author George RR Martin to mention who were his favourite actors in the HBO series. “Certainly Peter Dinklage did an amazing job with Tyrion, who is one of my favorite characters in the books. We always wanted […]

A review of Game of Thrones by Jim Eaton

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The first episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones has really divided opinions, even amongst the pro-fantasy brigade here at Fantasy Book Review. Today we take a look at the thoughts of our New York reviewer, Jim Eaton, written the day after it screened for the first time. – I may not review all the episodes […]

HBO Greenlights Game of Thrones Sequel

Unsurprisingly, HBO has already decided to greenlight a second season of Game of Thrones, which obviously, will just be an adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, A Clash of Kings. The public reaction seems to state that the first episode was a roaring success, […]

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