When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy. So here are 10 other authors who were doing "gritty" fantasy before Martin.
Any fan of high fantasy who has yet to read Robin Hobb is missing out. Fool's Assassin, which comes out today, returns readers to the world of the Farseers, where royal bastards may be trained to become assassins for the throne. And while the latest book isn't epic in scope, it's a reminder that there is room for…
Zombies are everywhere in pop culture right now — but not all "zombies" are actually zombies. A traditional zombie is a corpse that rises from the grave and mindlessly hunts the living (to eat our braaaaaains). But that can get old after a while. So here are nine popular "zombies" that are actually something else…
Nowadays, a lot of the best TV shows are based on books, especially book series. But the amazing thing about science fiction and fantasy books is, there's always more riches to explore. We've barely scratched the surface, in fact. Here are 10 more book series that would make terrific TV shows.
Robin Hobb has made a huge name for herself as an epic fantasy author. And now we've got the exclusive cover reveal for her next book, Fool's Asssassin — plus the first excerpt!
George R.R. Martin's A Dance With Dragons was everything we'd hoped it would be — but now we can't wait to read the next book, The Winds of Winter. How can we keep from going mad with impatience to find out what happens to Tyrion and Daenerys?
We lost a great icon of science fiction and fantasy last year when Anne McCaffrey passed away. Now Robin Hobb, the author of several novels including the forthcoming City of Dragons, pays tribute to McCaffrey in a new interview, republished from the press materials for her new novel.
You may already know that epic fantasy author Robin Hobb is the same person as contemporary fantasy author Megan Lindholm. But how did this state of affairs come about? How was one human being split into two authors?
Today at WorldCon, Harper Collins announced it's rebranding its Eos imprint as Harper Voyager, bringing it in line with the Voyager imprints in Australia/New Zealand and the U.K. According to the press release: