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?
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.
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.
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!
Hey everyone, just wanted to make a few announcements.
First off, sorry we haven’t been posting much lately–jobs and life and stuff, blah blah blah. We are still getting things together for the next issue (very late, sorry!) but we should have it published by the end of next week. Lots of great stuff in this upcoming issue, so be sure to look for that soon. Also, please keep submitting stuff, even though we are a little behind, we are still publishing.
We have still been doing webcasts, we’re just behind on posting them here. We have two that will (hopefully) be added to the site today, if not by the end of the weekend. We should be doing another tonight some time (I’ll post with details later) talking about The Kingkiller Chronicles and some other stuff we’ve recently read. Should be fun, so join us on our channel if you can.