Oats Studio releases “Rakka: Volume One”

The District 9 director, Neil Blomkamp, is creating new Sci-Fi his way... Oats Studios - Rakka is the first official release from the filmmaking collective. Director Neill Blomkamp, known for his ultra-realistic style in films District 9 and Chappie, felt the need for creativity without the constraining limits of time and budget. He founded Oats Studio based on …

Author Spotlight: Becca Andre, Ferromancer Book One Iron Souls

  Interview and Review It's release day! Many thanks to Becca Andre for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my review. I am a long time reader of her popular Final Formula Series, a paranormal urban fantasy with a tantalizingly twist on alchemy.  Grimmedian is excited to present to you her newest novel, …

A Parthenon of Banned Books

Artist Uses 100,000 Banned Books To Build A Full-Size Parthenon At Historic Book Burning Site in Germany You may be surprised to find some of the titles in this beautiful structure,  including some of our favorite classics in Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Books that have inspired millions, had huge impacts on culture, sparked our imaginations and that …

These ARE the Droids you’re looking for…

"Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View"...there has never been another Star Wars book like it. Each story in “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View” is told from the perspective of a background character in the films. Stories range from the Stormtroopers that never could quite find the droids they were looking for, to the X-Wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star.

SPFBO3: The Cover Contest

The third annual SPFBO3 is well under way. 300 Self Published entrants, 10 amazing blog sites, and in the end there can be only one. With a 97% cut rate in the first round, the competition is a tough one. Each blog site selected for this gruesome, albeit rewarding task, was randomly assigned and received […]

Expanding the Labyrinth

Laying The Fears of A Reboot To Rest... ​Fans have had little more than year to try to adjust to the death of David Bowie on January 10, 2016, and it has been six months since news leaked that there was a new director in production for the beloved fantasy film Labyrinth. Released in 1986, …

Fantasy Flashback: The Crow (1994)

The Tragedy That Became A Triumph.... ​​  The Crow , a cult classic from 1994, is a celebrated film in many different ways. Many cultures have folklore which consider crows to be the keepers of the Sacred Law, for nothing escapes their keen sight. Others, say the crow is known as the ominous omen of death because it is …

Jonathan French “The Grey Bastards” wins the SPFBO2 2015

In 2015, author and blogger, Mark Lawrence,started a discussion about writers and self promotion. The result was the The Self Published Fantasy Blog Off. Mark stated, “…as a new author, particularly a self-published one, it is desperately hard to be heard. It’s a signal-to-noise problem. Who knows how many Name of the Winds or [fill in your favourite] are lost to us because they just couldn’t be seen? None? A hundred?”