Giants of Fantasy

Giants of Fantasy: Neil Gaiman

With The Ocean at the End of the Lane as one of our top anticipated releases of June 2013, now seems like a good time to resurrect our Giants of Fantasy series with a look at none other than Neil Gaiman. I’m not sure that Gaiman really compares to any other writer. His first major breakthrough as a speculative fiction author ... Read More »

Giants of Fantasy: Jim Butcher

Question: To whom do the following all apply? Martial arts enthusiast Tabletop and digital gamer Proud owner of a two hundred-acre LARP farm Sadistic man who thrives on the anguished screams and tears of his fans Hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller fiction list … Multiple times Answer: Jim Butcher. Longshotauthor Let’s start with Writer Jim™, shall we? ... Read More »

Giants of Fantasy: Robin Hobb

Margaret Ogden is known to modern fantasy readers by her pen name, Robin Hobb. Hobb’s most prominent stories are set in the Realm of the Elderlings, including The Liveship Traders trilogy and the iconic story of Fitzchivalry Farseer, contained in the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies. Hobb’s most recent release is a series of short stories titled The Inheritance which also contains contemporary ... Read More »

Giants of Fantasy: George R. R. Martin

As our first Giant of Fantasy, George R. R. Martin is incredibly well-known among fantasy readers (and HBO viewers) and needs little introduction. He is getting one anyway. Martin’s professional writing career began with science fiction short stories, several of which were nominated for industry awards before he won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1975 with A Song ... Read More »