Tor’s Standalone Fantasy Recs

A while back we dedicated an entire podcast to standalone fantasy novels. Why? I think standalone works are notable in a genre dominated by series. For one thing, standalone novels are great for introducing someone to the fantasy genre because they have far less commitment than a trilogy or an even longer series (Malazan and Wheel of Time–I’m looking at you.) I count some standalones as my favorite works in fantasy; I think it’s true that sometimes less is more.

Today, Tor published an article listing some great standalones. Check them out if you get a chance. A few we mentioned on our podcast, but there are others that we did not get a chance to bring up. It’s a great list, even if it does leave off The Princess Bride.

Do you have any favorite standalone fantasy works? Personally, I’m all about Good Omens. But, really there are so many to choose from, who can pick just one?

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The End. But Not Really.

It’s with mixed emotions that we are announcing today the discontinuation of our webzine. The final issue of Way too Fantasy webzine will be released at the end of October with content that has already submitted.

In the past year and a half, we’ve worked hard on putting together issues, editing content, and reaching out to others in the community to build this webzine up to where it’s been today. Unfortunately, we just no longer have the proper amount of time to commit to putting out the kind of quality issues we have in the past, and it would be unfair to slop something together on the fly. Therefore, for the time being at least, there are no further plans to put out any future issues of the webzine after our final issue is released at the end of this month. We may still post short fiction occasionally, but for now, the webzine is no more.

Now, all that being said, we are still planning on doing things here at the blog. Perhaps more webcasts and more articles–plans are in the works and more info will be coming shortly.

So, this isn’t really The End. Just a fresh start.

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WtF a Broadcast #30 – Lisa & Jen’s Great Big Book Geek-Out – Podcast Version

On the webcast today we geek out about books, recent things we’ve bought and read, and awesome places we get books from. Enjoy!

As always, feel free to download a copy and listen to our cast on the go!

 

To download, right click this link and select ‘save link as’.

Panelists:

June Faramore
Lisa Richardson

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #30 – Lisa & Jen’s Great Big Book Geek-Out

On the webcast today we geek out about books, recent things we’ve bought and read, and awesome places we get books from. Enjoy!

Panelists:

June Faramore
Lisa Richardson

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Next Issue!!!

Hey all,

I know I said the next issue would be out today, but again other life commitments have gotten in the way. I’m working on trying to get it all together asap, should be done by the end of next week at the latest, but might be out before then. I’ll send out an announcement when I’m getting close to having it all done and ready.

In the meantime, enjoy another webacast/podcast from us, talking about books we’ve recently read–I’ll be posting that shortly.

Thanks!

 

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WtF a Broadcast #29 – Currently Reading and Book Hoarding – Podcast Version

On this episode of WtF, we talked about our massive book hoarding issues and some of the books we’re currently reading. Some of the things we talked about–Rothfuss, Sanderson, Martin. Book signings and randomness. The Book Thief. Tam Lin. The Lives of Tao. Outlander. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. A bunch of other stuff.

Enjoy our long ramblings about books.

As always, feel free to download a copy and listen to our cast on the go!

 

To download, right click this link and select ‘save link as’.

Panelists:

June Faramore
Lisa Richardson

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #29 – Currently Reading and Book Hoarding

On this episode of WtF, we talked about our massive book hoarding issues and some of the books we’re currently reading. Some of the things we talked about–Rothfuss, Sanderson, Martin. Book signings and randomness. The Book Thief. Tam Lin. The Lives of Tao. Outlander. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. A bunch of other stuff.

Enjoy our long ramblings about books.

Panelists:

June Faramore
Lisa Richardson

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