Join host M.J. Kuhn as she delves into a mini-masterclass on Writing Mysteries with author Josiah Bancroft and (surprise!) our very own Adrian M. Gibson. During the episode, Josiah and Adrian investigate the clues of writing a mystery, including why we love a good mystery, the evolution of the genre, essentials like setting, atmosphere, hooks and capable protagonists, how to pace a mystery and dish out clues, cohesion and mysteries going off the rails, genre blending a mystery with SFF and more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with author Josiah Bancroft about his new novel The Hexologists, his fan-favorite series The Books of Babel, SPFBO and lessons from publishing, fancy words that no one understands, happily married couples who do it, fantastical worldbuilding and social commentary, satire and tropes, royal families, secrets of the heart, lies (or truthbending) and much more.
Summary: The Hexologists, Iz and Warren Wilby, are quite accustomed to helping desperate clients with the bugbears of city life. Aided by hexes and a bag of charmed relics, the Wilbies have recovered children abducted by chimney-wraiths, removed infestations of barb-nosed incubi, and ventured into the Gray Plains of the Unmade to soothe a troubled […]
Every week, we are highlighting a panel from TBRCon2023, looking back on the amazing variety of panels that we had the honor of hosting.
This week, join moderator/author Scott Drakeford and authors Nicholas Eames, Josiah Bancroft, M.J. Kuhn and Ren Hutchings for a TBRCon2023 author panel on “What Makes a Compelling Character Ensemble?”
Here are my (Harry’s) favourite reads of 2022! Come check them out!
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Nicholas Eames, Josiah Bancroft, Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne as they have a good laugh about humor and satire in sci-fi and fantasy. During the panel many jokes are made (of course) as they explore the various ways humor and satire can be utilized in a story, from providing tension relief and dealing with trauma to writing humorous characters and scenes, as well as workshopping jokes, the challenges of written humor and much more. Also, Delilah and Kevin share their experiences co-writing The Tales of Pell series together, and let’s just say a fair bit of alcohol was involved.
Join FanFiAddict’s Adrian M. Gibson and Josiah for a chat about the release of his latest novel The Fall of Babel, writing (and finishing) a four-book series, the origins of The Books of Babel, self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, SPFBO, writing believable characters, approaches to humor and satire and much more. (Also, jokes aplenty.)
At last, the Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft has come to its conclusion – and boy is it great. I first picked up Senlin Ascends based on the recommendation by Mark Lawrence when the first two books were published with Orbit. Senlin Ascends was, and remains, one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read – and probably books in general. In fact, if you haven’t read these yet, stop reading this review and go do that now.
ot only as a fantastic story in and of itself, but it also ties up a four-book series in a way that is both enjoyable and optimistic. (Most) loose ends were tied, character arcs fulfilled, many questions answered, but a couple of new ones were introduced that infused the finale with a wondrous sense of mystery. To be honest, I was caught off guard with how it all wrapped up, reeling from how amazingly cool things turned out that I needed to re-read it just to absorb everything that happened—and I loved it. I don’t need a tidy ending, truth be told. But author Josiah Bancroft did a phenomenal job giving this series an ending befitting the majestic, enigmatic Tower of Babel.
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