Fantasy books

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Tolkien estate blocks ‘JRR Token’ cryptocurrency
The US investment product promising users ‘a journey through risk to reward’ has been ruled an infringement of trademark rights

Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2021 @2:33 PM

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Too much bosom: why The Wheel of Time is far from ‘great for women’
Rosamund Pike, who stars in Amazon Prime’s forthcoming take on Robert Jordan’s fantasy series, says his female characters are role models. Really?

Alison Flood

17, Nov, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Bill Nighy to narrate Terry Pratchett’s footnotes in new Discworld recordings
The actor will bring Pratchett’s ‘personal commentary’ to life in a star-studded re-recording of all 40 Discworld audiobooks, featuring narrators from Indira Varma to Andy Serkis

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @9:35 AM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror
Cosmogramma by Courttia Newland; The Love Makers by Aifric Campbell; The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas; Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy; and Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Lisa Tuttle

12, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Treacle Walker by Alan Garner review – a phenomenal late fable
A convalescent young boy is visited by a mythical wanderer in a deeply evocative exploration of storytelling and time

Justine Jordan

30, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Alan Garner: ‘You don’t want to have a brilliant idea for a novel at the age of 87’
As the much-loved fantasy writer publishes yet another 'final’ novel – about a healer who can cure everything but jealousy – he talks about being made a pariah by Oxford and almost dying three times

Alison Flood

25, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Realists of a larger reality wanted: Ursula K Le Guin prize for fiction to launch in 2022
Award aims to honour imaginative fiction that champions ‘hope and freedom, alternatives to conflict and a holistic view of humanity’s place in the natural world’

Alison Flood

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – reviews roundup
Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson; The Cabinet by Un-su Kim; Femlandia by Christina Dalcher; When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow; The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz

Lisa Tuttle

08, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Women’s prize for fiction goes to Susanna Clarke’s ‘mind-bending’ Piranesi
Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was praised by judges as ‘a truly original, unexpected flight of fancy’

Alison Flood

08, Sep, 2021 @6:22 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Mary Trump on ‘Uncle Donald’, a new Elena Ferrante and more
Here are some excellent new paperbacks for July, including Too Much and Never Enough, outstanding translated novels and some fizzing fantasy

08, Jul, 2021 @10:11 AM

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‘I’ve never turned pages so quickly’: 22 books we couldn’t put down
To help our readers through the latest lockdowns, Guardian Australia staff recommend the last books that completely enthralled them

Lenore Taylor, Naaman Zhou, Bridie Jabour, Alyx Gorman, Donna Lu, Brigid Delaney, Steph Harmon, Mostafa Rachwani, Calla Wahlquist, Patrick Lum, Helen Sullivan, Ben Doherty, Stephanie Convery, Marni Cordell, Melissa Davey, Janine Israel, Kate Lyons, Kelly Burke, Matilda Boseley, Shelley Hepworth, Nick Evershed and Helen Davidson

30, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: ‘People sneer at the things women and girls love’
The author of the hit YA fantasy talks about Netflix stardom, making her novels more diverse and why she had to give up a close relationship with her fans

Sian Cain

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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