Category Archives: fantasy

On ‘Steal the Past, Build the Future: New histories for fantasy fiction’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. There tend to be a lot of similar settings in fantasy fiction based on a faux medieval period The panelists discussed a tendency for many fiction writers to treat a … Continue reading

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Your Favourites (Sophie Scott) – Obernewtyn

One of my favourite books is Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody. Being a fan of fantasy, the novel appealed to me immediately. It appears that humans are fascinated with the idea of what would happen if there were an apocalypse; how people … Continue reading

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The King Rolen’s Kin Trilogy and Technical Aspects of Fiction

The King Rolen’s Kin trilogy is an action-adventure fantasy series released in July, August and September 2010. The King’s Bastard is the first book in the King Rolen’s Kin trilogy by Rowena Cory Daniells. While a lot can be said about … Continue reading

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Charmed by the Past, by Kate Forsyth

Mystery is at the heart of all creativity. Ask any writer where their ideas come from and they will struggle to answer. Amy Tan has said: ‘Who knows where inspiration comes from? Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes … Continue reading

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Paul Collins – Author Interview

You run Ford Street Publishing. For those not familiar, could you tell us what sets Ford Street Publishing apart from other publishers? I jokingly tell people that every author is an A-list author with Ford Street. Major publishers basically promote … Continue reading

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Tracey O’Hara – Author interview

You are an urban fantasy author. Could you describe, for people who are not familiar, what an urban fantasy author is and how you personally approach urban fantasy? These days urban fantasy is a term that used to describe a … Continue reading

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Fantasy: Why is the genre so popular? by Rowena Cory Daniells

Since the Peter Jackson film of the same name, it would be safe to say that most people have heard of The Lord of the Rings, most people have a grasp of the fantasy genre. While the popularity of Tolkien’s … Continue reading

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