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.
At long last, Tad Williams is writing a sequel trilogy to his groundbreaking Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy, which helped redefine what epic fantasy was capable of.
So what if you need to siphon out a bit of your precious blood to make your winged buddy come to life? You can always make more, right? And look at how cute and friendly that little guy is!
September's science fiction and fantasy novels are packed with excitement and cool new ideas. Learn how to survive the slow apocalypse and how to prepare for the Singularity! There's space opera, cosmic action, and dark, dirty fantasy.
What do science fiction and fantasy books have in store for you this fall? There are new fantasy series by Tad Williams and Jacqueline Carey. A brand new Culture novel by Iain M. Banks. Collaborations between Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, and Larry Niven and Gregory Benford. A classic Gene Wolfe novel. A massive…
In a post-Harry Potter world, Warner Bros. is looking for the next big genre film franchise that will bring audiences to the theater. It looks like Warner's next stop in its quest for box office glory is Tad Williams' genre-blending Otherland novels.
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?
If you're dealing with a world where magic is real, you can just go nuts, right? Wrong, argues Shadowrise author Tad Williams. In fact, you should use magic sparingly, and keep your world as grounded as possible.