Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Mini-Review: Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards

Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards was one of 2012’s most pleasant surprises in the fantasy field. The novel put a surprising twist on the burgeoning grimdark sub-genre by using an unexpected narrator, the inexperienced, bookish, somewhat timid scribe … Continue reading

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Mind Meld: Should Unfinished Series Remain Unfinished?

I made a small contribution to SF Signal‘s latest Mind Meld: “What’s Your Take on Author Legacies? Should Unfinished Series Remain Unfinished?” You can find my answer (and several other folks’ answers) here at SF Signal! Also: I’m still here! It’s been quiet at … Continue reading

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Excerpt: The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson

I’m very pleased to present an excerpt from Steven Erikson’s brand new novella,  The Wurms of Blearmouth: A Malazan Tale of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. Here’s the synopsis from publisher Tor Books: Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants thrive in palaces and one-room … Continue reading

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Lookin’ Good: Irregularity by Jared Shurin (Ed.)

This book. This book. I saw the announcement about the new Jurassic London anthology Irregularity earlier this week, and got properly excited because, well, did you see the table of contents? But, for some reason, I hadn’t noticed the cover. … Continue reading

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“A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch

The following is a non-spoiler review of “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”, a piece of short fiction by Scott Lynch included in the new Rogues anthology. The anthology, edited by Gardner Dozois and one George R.R. Martin, is the latest iteration of … Continue reading

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Lookin’ Good: New AUDIO versions of Master of Whitestorm and Sorcerer’s Legacy by Janny Wurts!

This installment of Lookin’ Good should probably have been re-titled “Soundin’ Good”, as this is the first time I’m covering audio-books on Far Beyond Reality! I’m not an audio-book person, mainly because my attention tends to wander when listening to … Continue reading

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Defenders by Will McIntosh

It’s 2029, and things aren’t looking good for the human race. Ever since the alien race known as the Luyten invaded Earth a few years ago, humanity has been fighting a losing war. Billions of people have died. The scattered … Continue reading

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