Anticipation

On the Limits of Outlining – A Guest Post by Brian Staveley

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Brian Staveley made his debut last year with the wonderful epic fantasy novel The Emperor’s Blades, the first in a new series titled The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. The sequel, The Providence of Fire, comes out tomorrow. Here’s the blurb for The Providence of Fire: The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over. ... Read More »

Ten Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels Worth Reading in April 2014

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Our second monthly list of Novels Worth Reading is again filled with ten wonderful new speculative novels. While April lacks the level of anticipation Sanderson’s Words of Radiance brought to March, it promises to be another amazing month for our genre. As with last month, this will be a very balanced list. Featuring five female and five male authors—including one ... Read More »

Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow #1) by Anthony Ryan

Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow: Book 1) is the debut fantasy novel of author Anthony Ryan. I must admit to being somewhat unsure of my own reaction to this book. It had been lying amidst the pile of books on my desk for months now, a meaty tome with a cliché title, cover, and almost unforgivable tagline: “Born for battle, bred ... Read More »

Ten Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels Worth Reading in March 2014

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One of The Ranting Dragon’s missions is to provide you, our readers, with some help in picking your next book to read. This is a mission we’ve always taken very seriously, trying to deliver informative reviews of recently released books. In the past, we also provided you with monthly lists of book releases to watch out for. Unfortunately, we’ve neglected ... Read More »

Top Twenty Most Anticipated Novels of July 2013

This month, The Ranting Dragon again brings you a list of the twenty most anticipated science fiction and fantasy novels coming out. Composed by our team with blurbs written by Rebecca, Janea, Garrett, and myself, this list aims to aid you in finding your next book to read. It goes to show what a wonderful year 2013 really is for ... Read More »

Top Twenty Most Anticipated Novels of June 2013

This month, The Ranting Dragon again brings you a list of the twenty most anticipated science fiction and fantasy novels coming out. Composed by our team with blurbs written by Ashik, Rebecca, Janea, Marnie, Cameron, and myself, this list aims to aid you in finding your next book to read. With such a wonderful month, it seems nigh impossible not ... Read More »

Top Twenty Most Anticipated Novels of April 2013

Each month, The Ranting Dragon brings you a list of the twenty most anticipated releases. Unfortunately, due to other obligations, we failed to bring you a list for April. There are, however, a lot of great science fiction and fantasy releases this month, and it would be a shame not to give them any attention at all. For those of ... Read More »

April Movie Releases: Evil Dead, Jurassic Park 3-D, The Brass Teapot, Oblivion, Scary Movie V, The Lords of Salem

1. Evil Dead This is a remake of 1981’s cult horror classic The Evil Dead and is the fourth installment in The Evil Dead franchise. The original was directed by Sam Raimi (Oz The Great and Powerful), and he returns along with original star Bruce Campbell as producers on the remake. Newcomer Fede Alvarez was picked by Raimi to direct, and ... Read More »

Top Twenty Most Anticipated Novels of March 2013

January was a great month for the speculative genre, and February may have been even better. Can this year really be great enough to churn out a third amazing month in a row? Possibly! March looks to be another great month, with novels from both superstar authors like Elizabeth Bear, Patricia Briggs, Orson Scott Card, Anne Bishop, and Robert J. ... Read More »