With the runaway success of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice, even epic fantasy has toned down the sword-and-sorcery, and ramped up the gritty realism. At NYCC's "Winter is Here" panel, Brandan Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, and other authors offered their theories.
At New York Comic Con's Del Rey/Spectra panel, some of the imprints' most popular authors — including Naomi Novik, Scott Westerfeld, and Peter V. Brett — hinted at what to expect next.
The house was packed last night for NYCC's fantasy writers panel, where fan favorites like Naomi Novik and Jim Butcher spoke about their influences, and whether fantasy writers are still knocking off Tolkien.
March books bring with them... colonization. The fate of colonies seems to be a popular theme this time around, as we look at a couple of the notable books that are being released this month.