New Books in Fantasy
By Marshall Poe
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Interviews with fantasy and adventure authors about their new books.
||CleanLinda Nagata, “The Last Good Man” (Mythic Island Press, 2017)||In The Last Good Man (Mythic Island Press, 2017), Linda Nagata uses a brisk and bracing writing style to immerse us into the lives of private military contractors, in the near future. The team, basically moral individuals, work in conjunctionâ¦||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Kushner, “Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D and D” (Nation Books, 2017)||Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D and D (Nation Books, 2017) by David Kushner and illustrated by Koren Shadmi is a gorgeous depiction of the late E. Gary Gygaxâs life and times. Gygaxâs storyâ¦||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Witwer, “Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons and Dragons” (Bloomsbury, 2015)||Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons and Dragons (Bloomsbury, 2015) by Michael Witwer is an exceptional biography of the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, E. Gary Gygax. Witwer presents an honest,||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGabrielle Mathieu, “The Falcon Flies Alone” (Five Directions Press, 2016)||Peppa Mueller has a lot going for her. The daughter of a deceased Harvard professor who gave her an eclectic upbringing, she is heir to his fortune, and Radcliffe has accepted her application for undergraduate study in chemistryâher gift andâ¦||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicky Drayden, “The Prey of Gods” (Harper Voyager, 2017)||The Prey of the Gods, published by Harper Voyager on June 13th, is Nicky Draydenâs debut novel, though sheâs published many short stories. Itâs a compassionate work, despite a neglected blood-thirsty goddess and an ancient spirit who assaul||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid M. Ewalt, “Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and The People Who Play It” (Scribner, 2013)||David M. Ewaltâs book Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and The People Who Play It (Scribner, 2013) is at once a love letter, cultural history, and succinct analysis of the roleplaying game phenomenon thatâ¦||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssaph Mehr, “Murder in Absentia: A Story of Togas, Daggers, and Magic” (Purple Toga Publications, 2015)||Assaph Mehrâs Murder in Absentia: A Story of Togas, Daggers, and Magic (Purple Toga Publications, 2015) is Egretia, a town in a fantasy world modeled on the Roman Empire, and the occasion is the crime of murder. Felix theâ¦||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAliette de Bodard, “The House of Binding Thorns” (Ace, 2017)||The House of Binding Thorns (Ace, 2017), Aliette de Bodardâs novel set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, is the follow up to The House of Shattered Wings, which won the 2015 British Science Fictionâ¦||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatherine Addison, “The Goblin Emperor” (Tor Books, 2014)||Katherine Addisonâs The Goblin Emperor has earned what might be termed a fantasy Grand Slam: the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and nominations for the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards. To make her achievement even moreâ¦||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChuck Adler, “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” (Princeton UP, 2014)||[Re-posted with permission from Wild About Math] Iâve admitted before that Physics and I have never gotten along. But, science fiction is something I enjoy. So, when Princeton University Press sent me a copy of Physics Professor Chuck â¦||2/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|