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About Fantasy Book Critic:

Fantasy Book Critic is a website dedicated to the promotion of Fantasy, Science fiction, Horror, YA/Children’s Books and other Speculative Fiction through Book Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways, Virtual Book Tours, Press Releases and more. Launched in 2007, Fantasy Book Critic currently works with the following publishers: Tor/Forge, Del Rey, Doubleday, Hachette Book Group USA, Bantam Spectra, HarperCollins, DAW, Roc/Ace, Little, Brown & Co., Ballantine, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Transworld/Random House UK, Pan Macmillan, HarperVoyager, Gollancz/Orion, Wizards of the Coast, St. Martin's Press, The Overlook Press, Solaris, Orbit, Pyr, Angry Robot, Myrmidon, Night Shade, Subterranean Press, PS Publishing, etc. Fantasy Book Critic has also worked with independent publishers, print-on-demand publishers, self-published authors, and comic book publishers.

About Robert Thompson:

Robert Thompson is the creator of Fantasy Book Critic. Before FBC, he worked in the music industry editing Kings of A&R and as an A&R scout for Warner Bros.

An avid reader as far back as he can remember, Robert grew up on comic books and horror novels before Tolkien flamed his passion for fantasy. Favorite authors range from Steven Erikson, George R.R. Martin, Jacqueline Carey and Robin Hobb to Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, James Rollins, Charlie Huston and many others.

Besides reading and music, Robert also loves video games, football, and art. He lives in the state of Washington with his wife Annie and their children Zane and Kayla.

Robert can be found on Goodreads HERE.

About Cindy Hannikman:

Cindy Hannikman holds a Bachlor's degree in Communications and Literature, and is an active member of the library community. She was also a panel member for the Cybil Awards.

Cindy’s interests include fantasy, YA novels and children’s literature with Terry Brooks, R.A. Salvatore, James Barclay, and L.E. Modesitt, Jr. among her favorite authors.

By day, Cindy works as an online freelance content writer for websites and helping with Internet marketing. When she isn't working or reading, Cindy loves to pursue dance and play on the Wii. Cindy currently lives in the state of Washington.

In addition to the usual Reviews, Cindy provides a ton of behind-the-scenes work for FBC including editing, website maintenance/design, and setting up/running FBC’s Facebook page.

Cindy can be contacted directly at Goodreads HERE or on Twitter HERE

About Mihir Wanchoo:

Born and raised in Mumbai, India. Mihir Wanchoo is a physician and a Masters graduate. He is an avid book collector and longtime reader of fantasy, thrillers and Indian mythology with additional interests in historical fiction and urban fantasy.

Favorite writers include Jeffrey Deaver, John Connolly, David Gemmell, , James Clemens/Rollins, Craig Schaefer, Rachel Aaron, Rob J. Hayes, Richard Nell, Ilona Andrews and many others.

Mihir is also a diehard fan of the Indian Cricket team and  Chelsea Football Club. Mihir currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family, and is ever looking forward to discovering new authors and old books.

Mihir is the newest member of the FBC team and helps out with Reviews, Interviews and  managing FBC’s Facebook page as well as the Twitter page.

Mihir can be contacted directly at Goodreads HERE.

About Liviu Suciu:

Liviu Suciu hails from Bucharest, Romania where he was born and lived for twenty-one years before leaving the country with a passion for free speech and access to information.

Liviu’s tastes as a reader are vast and diverse, ranging from 19th/early 20th century classics, French adventure novels and all things Roman to historical fiction and contemporary science fiction and fantasy.

David Weber, Peter Hamilton, K.J. Parker, Joe Abercrombie and Steven Saylor are among Liviu’s favorite contemporary authors, while other favorites include Yasunari Kawabata, Erich Maria Remarque, Mika Waltari, Vintila Corbul, Alexandre Dumas, Jules Verne and Karl May.

Besides reviewing an insane number of books for FBC, Liviu also helps with editing and posting Monthly Spotlights.

Liviu can be contacted directly at Goodreads HERE.

About David Stewart:

David was living as a mild-mannered librarian when one day he stumbled into a radioactive vat full of books and video games and was instantly transformed into Nerd Man. His powers include not being qualified (or interested) in having anything to do with the realities of life, and so he spends his time reading and writing and gaming, with occasional breaks for work and family. David named his daughter Coraline, proof that he has very little respect for normal society and is completely immersed in fantasy. His favorite authors include Grandfather Tolkien, Uncle Steve (Erikson), and that weird cousin with the crazy hair, Neil. He also loves trees and bears.

D. C. Stewart can be found over here on Goodreads.

About Lukasz Przywoski:

Lukasz Przywoski is an avid fiction reader from Poland. As a reviewer, he tries to be critical and thoroughly analyze books that he reads. As a result, he rarely gives 5 stars ratings - he reserves them to books that feel special. Apart from being keen on reading and inhabiting imaginary worlds, his biggest passion is the science of movement and movement in multiple forms. Life without sport and books wouldn't be worth living.

While fantasy is his favourite genre, he tends to read pretty broadly and is always eager to try new things.

Favorite authors include Robert McCammon, Brian Staveley, Mark Lawrence, Terry Pratchett, Craig Schaefer, Matt Suddain, Michael R. Fletcher, and many others. He's also active on r/fantasy as barb4ry1. He can be found on Goodreads as well.

About Justine Bergman:

When Justine isn’t making websites, she’s ravenously consuming as many dark fantasy stories as humanly possible, and can usually be found with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. As someone who discovered her love for reading later in life, she reads abundant amounts of fantasy and science fiction, in hopes of preventing her to-be-read pile from crushing her to death. She's a gamer that works for a video game company, and she spends far too much time in Tamriel. Justine lives in New Jersey with her lovely husband and their three gorgeous pups.

Her favorite authors include Joe Abercrombie, Michael R. Fletcher, R.J. Barker, Katherine Arden, and Michael J. Sullivan.

She can be found over on Goodreads here.

About Caitlin Grieve:

Hailing from sunny Southern California, Caitlin grew up devouring Animorphs, Tamora Pierce, and all things Star Wars. When she rediscovered her love of reading sci-fi/fantasy in her adult years, she soon began blogging (if only to spare her roommate her excited rants every time she finished an amazing book).

Some of her favorite authors include Fonda Lee, Robert Jackson Bennett, K.B. Wagers, Brandon Sanderson, and Becky Chambers. When not reading, Caitlin can usually be found gaming in one form or another, whether it be video games, board games, or plotting her latest escapades in D&D. Caitlin can be found on Twitter over here.

Other contributors, past and present, include David Craddock, Fábio Fernandes, and Jacques Barcia.


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