Fans of the fantasy genre often fall into different niches, with each sub-genre of fantasy having its own successful authors and groups of fans. But are you enough of a fan of general fantasy to answer the quiz questions below? Some of these 30 questions are easy, others not so much. And some might even be a little tricky.
Digital publishing is allowing for a whole new generation of authors. All genres are doing quite well, but if you are a fan of fantasy literature, you want to know about the latest fantasy authors. Right? Check out this list of four up-and-coming indie fantasy authors, all with works available in e-book formats.
A manga review of Samurai Champloo by Masaru Gotsubo.
Swords. They are an iconic weapon. They conjure images of historic battles and magical, faraway lands. Author Fred Saberhagen realized this and drew upon the sword as icon to create a fictional series about 12 magic swords forged by the ancient gods themselves. The first book in the series was, appropriately, "The First Book of Swords."
The Thieves’ World books were great fantasy reading when they first came out in the late 1970s, with plenty of Sword and Sorcery short stories that sported adventure, intrigue, the mysterious and plenty more. Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, the second book in the series, continued the great tales.
Author Fritz Leiber wrote a lot of different stories, but today he is best remembered for his fantasy work, specifically his tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, two of the most memorable Sword and Sorcery characters to ever grace the pages of literature.
Review of George R. R. Martin’s novel A Clash of Kings.
A Review of George R.R. Martin’s novel A Game of Thrones.
If you are a fan of fantasy literature and enjoy a good sword-swinging tale from time to time, Demons: A Clash of Steel Anthology is right for you. Inside this collection of short stories you will find demonic villains, evil wizards, heroic warriors, dark tales of daring, and much more.
Fantasy isn’t just about swashbuckling, saving damsels in distress and slaying evil sorcerers. There’s also a funny side to fantasy, and author Robert Lynn Asprin taught that quite well with his novel Another Fine Myth and the series it began.