Tag Archives: Sam Sykes

Tough Traveling — Awesome Displays of Magic

Every Thursday, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn leads a group of fellow bloggers on “Tough Travels”, a trip through the tropes that populate the fantasy and sci-fi world, using Diane Wynne Jones’ hilarious The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a … Continue reading

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Kevin Hearne hosts “Elevengeddon” at the Poisoned Pen

Kevin Hearne may have moved to Colorado, but his heart is still in Arizona. The Tacopope is returning to the Valley for Phoenix Comicon, and is putting together a soiree at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore with ten of his fellow … Continue reading

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Phoenix Comicon Announces Trio of Authors

Three more authors were added to Phoenix Comicon’s growing slate of guests today. Brian Staveley made his authorial debut last year with the acclaimed epic fantasy, The Emperor’s Blades, which follows the children of a slain emperor as the attempt … Continue reading

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Sam Sykes asks Arizona Republic Readers to buy his book!

As promised, here is my interview with Sam Sykes, which ran in the Arizona Republic on Sunday, Jan. 25. He talks about his new book, The City Stained Red, which hits stores today, as well as how his background as a … Continue reading

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More from Sam Sykes — on Grimdark, Ned’s Head and Fitz’s Foolishness

Here’s another dose of wisdom from my recent interview with Sam Sykes, explaining why City Stained Red is not Grimdark. “I got very bored with, for lack of a better term, “Grimdark” books — where the hero just stops trying. … Continue reading

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