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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Interview with Dan Coxon, the editor of Out of The Darkness Anthology



ABOUT DAN: Dan Coxon has been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award, and has won a Saboteur Award (Best Anthology 2016). He edited the anthologies This Dreaming Isle (Unsung Stories, 2018) and Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood (Tangent Books, 2016), as well as the irregular journal of weird fiction The Shadow Booth. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, Popshot, Gutter, Unthology, Neon, The Portland Review and many other places, as well as being read at events in London, Hong Kong, Seattle and Portland. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Bath Short Story Award for his story 'Goya in the Deaf Man's House'.

He runs a proofreading and editing service at www.momuseditorial.co.uk, working with both publishers and private clients.

Find Dan online: Website, Twitter

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi - Review


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Read Caitlin's review of The Gilded Wolves
Read Caitlin's review of The Silvered Serpents


OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Book review: Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell by Nathan Ballingrud

 


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AUTHOR INFO: Nathan lives in Asheville, NC, with his daughter. He writes literary dark fantasy and horror. He is a big fan of writers like Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, Lucius Shepard, and Clive Barker. He thinks the world is a pretty dark and unforgiving place, but a beautiful place, too. That's what he likes to write about.

Release Date: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Saga Press Pages: 288 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Blood of the Chosen by Django Wexler - Review


You can read a review of Ashes of the Sun HERE.  

Interview with Mike Moglia (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 

Today at FBC, we are having a special kind of interview. Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of booktube and podcasts, one of my favourites is Mike Moglia who hosts the Swords & Sports Podcast & youtube channel. Combining his zany humour, introspective questions & ideas for novellas, Mike’s interviews often have me chuckling and wondering how quickly he slips some insightful commentary all while highlight different aspects about the authors and the titles they have written.

So read ahead and get to know more about Mike Moglia, the man, why he chose the specific title and how he really gets his research done. 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Reading Classics: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

 



ABOUT AUTHOR: Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber. He won the Nebula Award three times (out of 14 nominations) and the Hugo Award six times (also out of 14 nominations), including two Hugos for novels: the serialized novel ...And Call Me Conrad (1965), subsequently published under the title This Immortal (1966) and then the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Spirits Of Vengeance Release Interview with Rob J. Hayes (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Spirits Of Vengeance & The Century Blade by Rob J. Hayes (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 

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Order Spirits Of Vengeance over HERE (USA) and HERE (UK)                         Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Pawn’s Gambit
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Never Die
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Along The Razor's Edge
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Lessons Never Learned
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of From Cold Ashes Risen
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of City Of Kings
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Where Loyalties Lie
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Fifth Empire Of Man
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy Within
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Colour Of Vengeance
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Price Of Faith
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Catch A Sunrise
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Start A Fire
Read Fantasy Book Critic interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Mini Q&A with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic trilogy completion interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Best Laid Plans Series Interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's SPFBO Aftermath Q&A with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Post COK interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Never Die Release Interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's The War Eternal Trilogy Release Interview
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s Pawn’s Gambit Release Interview                             Read A Game of ̶T̶h̶r̶o̶n̶e̶s̶ Death by Rob J. Hayes (guest post)
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Anthology review: Out of the Ruins by Preston Grassmann

Book review: Out of the Ruins by Preston Grassmann


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ABOUT EDITOR: Preston Grassmann is a Shirley Jackson Award-nominated editor, writer, and translator. He was born in California and spent part of his life on the same block as Philip K. Dick. He began working for Locus in 1998, as one of the youngest reviewers to work at the magazine, and returned as a contributing editor after a hiatus in Egypt and the UK. His most recent work has been published in Nature Magazine, Strange Horizons, PS Publishing, Apex, Shoreline of Infinity, and Futures 2 (Tor). One of his short-stories - "Cael's Continuum" - was nominated for a Reader's Choice Award at Tor.com. His non-fiction work and various interviews have appeared in publications such as Nature Magazine, New York Review of Science Fiction, and Bull Spec. He is a regular contributor to Nature and currently lives in Japan, where he is working on several new projects, including a book of illustrated stories with Yoshika Nagata.

WRITERS: China Miéville, Emily St John Mandel, Clive Barker, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders, Samuel R. Delaney, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Kaaron Warrern, Anna Tambour, Nina Allan, Jeffrey Thomas, Paul Di Filippo, Ron Drummond, Nikhil Singh, John Skipp, Autumn Christian, Chris Kelso, Rumi Kaneko, Nick Mamatas and D.R.G. Sugawara.

Publication date: November 09, 2021 Publisher: Solaris Page count: 448 p (paperback). Cover art by Yoshika Nagata.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Anthology review: When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow

Book review: When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow


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About Ellen: Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. She’s won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow.

Writers: Joyce Carol Oates, Karen Heuler, Elizabeth Hand, Benjamin Percy, John Langan, Paul Tremblay, Laird Barron, M. Rickert, Richard Kadrey, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Stephen Graham Jones, Genevieve Valentine, Carmen Maria Machado, Jeffrey Ford, Gemma Files, Kelly Link, Cassandra Khaw

Publication date: September 21th, 2021 Publisher: Titan Books Page count: 352 p (paperback). Cover art by Miblart Book Cover Design.

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