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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Book review: Composite Creatures by Caroline Hardaker (Reviewed by Daniel P. Haeusser)

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AUTHOR INFO: Author. Poet. Novelist. Occasional librettist. Sporadic puppeteer. Caroline Hardaker lives in the north east of England and writes quite a lot of things. She earned her BA (English Literature) and MA (Cultural and Heritage Studies) from Newcastle University, and her main problem is limiting herself to one idea at once, or maybe two ideas, or three…

Publisher: Angry Robot (April 13, 2021) Page count: 400 Formats: paperback, eBook, and audio.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Graphic Novel review: Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson



Book links: Amazon, Goodreads

Evan Dorkin is an American comics artist and cartoonist. His best known works are the comic books Milk and Cheese and Dork. His comics often poke fun at fandom, even while making it clear that Dorkin is a fan himself.

Jill Thompson is an American comic book writer and illustrator. Probably best known for her work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmother series, she has also worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, and more recently, Beasts of Burden.

Publisher: Dark Horse (June 30, 2010) Page count: 180

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Monday, June 20, 2022

SPFBO 8: The First Cull and Semi-Finalist Update



The time has come to make choices. Not always comfortable, not always happy for all concerned, but such is the nature of this competition. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Book Review: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers (reviewed by Sharvani Raghunath)





Book links: Amazon, Goodreads


AUTHOR INFO: Becky Chambers was raised in California as the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. Her first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, was originally funded via Kickstarter in 2012. Her books have been nominated for the Kitschies Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, the Arthus C. Clarke Award and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger.

After living in Scotland and Iceland, Becky is now back in her home state, where she lives with her spouse. She is a devotee of video and tabletop games, and enjoys spending time in nature. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

Publisher: Tordotcom (July 12, 2022) Page count: 152 Formats: ebook, paperback, audiobook

Friday, June 17, 2022

WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY: Sons Of Darkness by Gourav Mohanty

 


Gourav Mohanty is India’s first traditionally published, grimdark fantasy author. His debut Sons Of Darkness was one that mixed the Mahabharata epic within an ASOIAF-like secondary fantasy world.
 
I really enjoyed Sons Of Darkness a lot and you all can read here, why I refer to it as “the best fantasy debut of 2022”.  So today We at Fantasy Book Critic along with the author are ecstatic to be giving away one trade paperback of Sons Of Darkness!!
 
 
Giveaway will end on Saturday (07/2/22) 12:01 PM and is open to participants WORLDWIDE! 
 
Thank you for entering and Good Luck! 
 
GIVEAWAY RULES:
 1) Open To Anyone WORLDWIDE
 2) Only One Entry Per Household (Multiple Entries Will Be Disqualified)
 3) Must Enter Valid Email Address, Mailing Address + Name
 4) No Purchase Necessary
 5) Giveaway will end on Saturday (07/2/22) 12:01 PM 
 6) Winner Will Be Randomly Selected and Notified By Email
 7) Personal Information Will Only Be Used In Mailing Out the Prizes To the Winner

To enter, please send an email to "fbcgiveaway@gmail.com" with your Name, Mailing Address, and the subject: SONS


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Sons Of Darkness by Gourav Mohanty (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 



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Read Fantasy Book Critic’s Cover Reveal Q&A with Gourav Mohanty
 
OFFICIAL AUTHOR INFO: Gourav Mohanty was born in Bhubaneswar, the City of Temples. A gold medallist from SLS, Pune, he currently practices law in Mumbai. He moonlights as a stand-up comic, a painter, and a blogger. As evident, his life always has many tabs open. A connoisseur of mythologies and momos, he has won numerous scholarships, one of which took him to the castles of Europe. Ever since, he has wanted to play medieval matchmaker by conjuring a world where Vedic India meets Italian Renaissance. Sons Of Darkness is his SFF debut. 
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In The Shadow Of Lightning by Brian McClellan (reviewed by Sharvani R.)

 


 

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Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Promise Of Blood
 
AUTHOR INFORMATION: Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer. Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.

Brian's novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy, Gods of Blood and Powder, and Valkyrie Collections.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Book review: The Splendid City by Karen Heuler

 


Book links: Angry Robot, AmazonGoodreads

Read FBC's Interview with Karen Heuler

AUTHOR INFO: Karen Heuler is the author of The Splendid City. Her stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction, and a bunch of other ritzy awards. Her stories and books often feature women facing strange circumstances on this world and others. Karen Heuler lives in New York City with a large dog and two alarmed cats.

Publisher: Angry Robot (June 14, 2022) Page count:  Formats: ebook, paperback

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Interview with Karen Heuler, the author of The Splendid City


Book links: Angry Robot, Amazon, Goodreads

Read FBC's review of The Splendid City

AUTHOR INFO: Karen Heuler is the author of The Splendid City. Her stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction, and a bunch of other ritzy awards. Her stories and books often feature women facing strange circumstances on this world and others. Karen Heuler lives in New York City with a large dog and two alarmed cats. Find Karen here.
Friday, June 10, 2022

For the Throne (Wilderwood #2) by Hannah Whitten (Reviewed by Daniel P. Haeusser)

 
 
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Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of For the Wolf (Wilderwood #1)
 

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