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The Miseducation of Darkstar of Dorne in a Game of Thrones

An oldie but goodie. Maybe minus the goodie.

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Missing on the 100 Must Read Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Debuts

Just a friendly addendum to a list of rookie speculative fiction novels worthy of merit. Some of these belong on best of all time lists period.

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The Wonders of Jonathan Carroll’s The Wooden Sea

Some guy named Neil Gaiman once said Jonathan Carroll was, “A cult waiting to happen”. That’s Frankly better than I can put it so don’t read the rest of my thoughts and just buy all Jonathan Carroll books.

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From Fantasy to Pulp Noir – Charlie Huston Interview

I love his Joe Pitt books and because I started a reread I’m re-presenting this interview I conducted with him.

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On Matthew Stover’s Blade of Tyshalle & Caine Black Knife

Matthew Stover’s Blade of Tyshalle is one of the best pieces of speculative fiction that can be found in a novel and perhaps the most underrated of all time.

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Ian Cameron Esslemont’s Night of Knives – A Convergence Among Old Guard Friends

Because friendship is magic.

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George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood Shows the Power of Stern Emails

I wish a letter was all it took to get me Winds of Winter already.

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China Miéville’s The Scar Leaves a Mark Cut by a Beautiful Imagination

For his second novel Mieville takes us to the high seas while dual-wielding horror and fantasy.

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The World and Word Before Thorn of Emberlain. Scott Lynch’s Lies, Red Skies, & Thieves

My take on the first 3 Gentleman Bastard books by Scott Lynch. Why isn’t this on FX or HBO right now?

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Poolside with a Big Book of Classic Fantasy

…because size matters. Especially by the pool.

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The Malazan Book of the Fallen – the Steven Erikson Mic Drop on Epic Fantasy

… a union of the best and pure sword and sorcery epic campaign and the first post-modern epic fantasy.

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Greenwood’s Forgotten Realms to (Pen &) Paper Officially in Dragon

… the groundbreaking groundwork that led us to Forgotten Realms.

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Collecting Riddle-Master with Patricia McKillip’s Riddle of Stars

… one of the great childhood fantasy stories of my life.

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Gardens of the Moon Shelf Love

… the first book in the greatest epic fantasy series of all time.

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First Steps Into The Ruin of Kings & Pondering the Epic Fantasy Line of Succession

… the latest claimant to the epic fantasy throne?

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Straight Outta Ambergris – A pre-Annihilation Interview w/ Jeff VanderMeer

Before Annihilation and Southern Reach there was Ambergis, Grey Caps, cities, saints, and madmen perculating from the fertile mind of Jeff VanderMeer.

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An Epic Fantasy Come True – Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont Combo Malazan Interview

The creators of my favorite book-thing ever in the house.

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On Caine, Shatterpoints, Fist Fights and… What Does Caine Read? I Interview Matthew Stover to Find Out.

Also we talk Star Wars, Gene Wolfe, and Rozer Zelazny. You know, about everything important, including his Blade of Tyshalle, which in my mind is in the running for best science fiction/fantasy novel of the century and possibly my favorite.

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The Long Price Before The Expanse Interview with Daniel Abraham

Before he co-created The Expanse he had a pretty awesome and underrated fantasy series.

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I Found The Warded Man – My Lost Peter V. Brett Interview

Really good and well thoughts answers from the author of the Demon Cycle about his new fantasy series, terror, the changing nature of epic fantasy, and Shogun?