Fantasy books

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – reviews roundup
Mr Breakfast by Jonathan Carroll; Cold People by Tom Rob Smith; Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo; The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz; Collision: Stories from the Science of Cern, edited by Rob Appleby and Connie Potter

Lisa Tuttle

13, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Spellbound: why ‘witch lit’ is the hottest new genre on our bookshelves
Vampires and ghosts have long haunted popular fiction, but now a string of new releases is focusing on marginalised women with hidden powers

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

08, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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How we fell under the spell of witcherature
From Wednesday Addams to countless new books, witches are having a cultural moment. Why now, and what does that say about our modern age?

Anya Bergman

06, Jan, 2023 @10:29 AM

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio review – a superbly strange stop-motion animation
The director of the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water has turned the timeless fable into a magical Mussolini-era parable

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

27, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Fall of Númenor by JRR Tolkien review – masterful world-building from the father of fantasy
Following Amazon’s Rings of Power series, this beautiful compendium of Tolkien’s Second Age of Middle-earth stories offers the ideal palate cleanser

John Garth

23, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – reviews roundup
Psalms for the End of the World by Cole Haddon; The Violence by Delilah S Dawson; The Hollows by Daniel Church; Cold Water by Dave Hutchinson

Lisa Tuttle

11, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Moon Sugar by Angela Meyer review – blending the wonder of fantasy with the thrill of crime fiction
Reminiscent of David Mitchell, this life-affirming, magical novel sees two people travel to Berlin to piece together the final days of a mysteriously missing friend

Bec Kavanagh

27, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Brian Catling obituary
Performance artist and fantasy writer whose gothic imagination found inspiration in the ‘wrongness of actions’

Oliver Basciano

07, Oct, 2022 @3:36 PM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – reviews roundup
HellSans by Ever Dundas; Leech by Hiron Ennes; Jackdaw by Tade Thompson; The Green Man of Eshwood Hall by Jacob Kerr; and The Black Maybe by Attila Veres

Lisa Tuttle

07, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Game of Thrones co-author decries accusations of racism after fan backlash
Fans suggest boycotting an upcoming Game of Thrones book over the involvement of Linda Antonsson

Benjamin Lee

04, Oct, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins review – anecdotes, elephants and ‘an embuggerance’
A new biography by the fantasy novelist’s longtime assistant provides a joyful and painful closeup of the irrepressible writer who made the absurd strangely convincing

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

25, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Tolkien: more than the sum of special effects | Editorial
Editorial: Television’s The Rings of Power is the latest proof that fantasy fiction has not lost its grip on culture


11, Sep, 2022 @5:25 PM

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