I’m back after having proven my physical existence to fellow SF/F enthusiasts at World Fantasy Con in Columbus, OH. This was my first national convention, and made for an interesting experience. I took a few decent photos that I thought I’d share along with some convention highlights before I give my fair warning about NaNoWriMo. […]
Epic Fantasy Articles
I love reading and writing epic fantasy. In these articles, I discuss work from both the classic authors (Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Raymond Feist, Tad Williams, etc.) and the new guard (Scott Lynch, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss).
For a fantasy writer the word trilogy has a sacred sound to it. The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy. The KingKiller Chronicle, The Earthsea Cycle, The Magicians, and Mistborn to name a few others. For so many years a trilogy was the ultimate goal. Now many series go well beyond three, but there’s […]
Today I’m happy to assist with the cover reveal for Goldenfire, the second book by my fellow Harper Voyager author A.F.E. Smith. Goldenfire is the second book in the Darkhaven series, and will be released on January 14th. If you want to read it sooner, you can enter the giveaway below for your chance to win an […]
As you may have gleaned from the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy series, I’m keenly interested in books with speculative scientific or fantastic elements. Naturally, I was quite taken when I heard about an illustrated compendium, A Natural History of the Fantastic, that seeks to combine the two. It’s the literary equivalent of what would happen […]
This article is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we ask an expert to tackle some aspect of fantasy writing (cultures, weapons, horses, etc.) or a scientific / technological concept pervasive in science fiction. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. About the Expert Spencer Ellsworth has written four drafts, at […]