Fantasy and SpecFic Watch #11

This week there is Bronte news, an interview with Guy Gavriel Kay, election results, and an award finalist announcement.

The latest ICFA Report at Locus

Guy Gavriel Kay Interview at Barnes and Noble

Supernatural Brontes at Clarkesworld

Locus Awards Finalists

Science Fiction Writers of America Election Results – Locus

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Official Comments by SFWA & Jonathan Brazee regarding Nebula Awards nomination controversy at Locus Mag

Art Appreciation:

Donato Giancola

Looking at new books:

Best Science Fiction & Fantasy for April: Top Picks – Amazon Book Review

10 Upcoming Adult Fantasy Novels – BookRiot

All the New Fantasy Books Coming Out in May –

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Fantasy & SpecFic Watch #9

Gene Wolfe has passed (1931-2019). C. S. E. Cooney offers a touching remembrance and Niel Gaiman’s How to Read Gene Wolfe at F&SF

Another passing of sorts: Apex Magazine going on extended hiatus but book and anthology projects to continue – Apex

Missed this earlier: The Best New Fantasy Fiction Retells Ancient Stories with Complex Female Characters – Quartz

Another missed post: 7 Impossible Fantasy Cities Worth the Visit – Barnes and Noble

50 Must-Read Books About Unicorns – BookRiot

Fantasy & SpecFic Watch #8

This week we travel to the days of book burning (April 2019) and there’s Patrick Rothfuss news.

Interview with Anna Kashina, author of Shadowblade – Shadows, Swordplay, and Ballroom Dancing – Clarkesworld

Hugo Finalists at Locus

Harry Potter Book Burning – The Guardian

Fairy Tale Facts and Faux Pas – BookRiot

Patrick Rothfus Kingkiller Chronicles Book 3 news

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Interview with Sarah Pinsker at Clarkesworld

We heartily agree: 7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Carmilla More Than You Love Dracula – BookRiot and yes, go buy Carmen Maria Machado’s edited version now.

Official statements regarding the Fantasy community “Missing Stairs” controversy. Fantasy Inn and here, and also here.

9 Badass Swordswomen of Fantasy BookRiot

Posthumously Published Works by Late, Great Authors of SF and Fantasy –

Gemmell Awards Closing: