#BFIVoyager – Author Lineup

Al Robertson Dr Caroline Edwards Chris Brosnahan Christi J Whitney Claire North David Cronenberg Dean Johnson Derek Landy Emmi Itaranta Erik Laan Francesca Haig Garth Nix and Ilona Andrews Gerrard Cowan Guy Haley Henry V O’Neill Ingrid Seymour James Smythe Janet Edwards Jason W LaPier Jeff Pearce Jeff VanderMeer Joanne… Read More

12 Days of Dragons: Norbert(a)

In celebration of the release of George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon this week, we are looking at some of the most fearsome and fantastic dragons in fantasy. Today’s dragon comes from Harry Potter and is one of Hagrid’s many wild and possibly very dangerous ‘pets’. Read More

A Letter from Mark Lawrence

Red Sister contains a very different story to that in my debut, Prince of Thorns, or my next trilogy starting with Prince of Fools. When I brought Jorg Ancrath’s story to a close I made it clear that I didn’t want to be wedded to one character for the whole… Read More

A Ripple in the Glass by A. F. E. Smith

Every book holds up a mirror to the world, and to humanity. Sometimes the reflection shows us as we are. Sometimes it shows us as we might be. Fantasy is particularly good at this, I think, because it puts a ripple in the glass. That ripple changes the reflection, makes… Read More

An exclusive message from Robin Hobb

I dedicated Assassin’s Fate to Fitz and the Fool. They’ve been my closest friends for over twenty years. That’s not to denigrate my marriage of forty-six years, or the friendships that reach back to my high school. The characters we write live inside our minds, creating an internal friendship that… Read More

Ask Joe Abercrombie anything!

Well, not quite anything… but if you could ask Joe Abercrombie anything about his new series, what would you ask? Joe is going to be in the office next week and we’ll be filming him answer 5 questions from you! Just leave your questions in the comments… Read More

Building a magic system on memories – Gerrard Cowan

Memories can play tricks on us, fading and twisting over time and sometimes even changing altogether. How, then, can they form the basis of a magic system? That was the question I faced in developing The Machinery Trilogy. Without giving too much away, memories sit at the heart of the… Read More

Celebrating kick-ass women in fantasy!

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate one of the greatest days of the year, we’ve pulled together a selection of kick-ass women in fantasy, from teenage witches and ambitious knights to ace assassins and resistance leaders. Even better, this is a list of fantastic fantasy written by… Read More


Here’s John Ayliff’s cover for BELT THREE in all its fabulous, eerie glory. This vicious little sci-fi is out 18 June – prepare yourself for gloriously gripping characters, space pirates and one hell of an adventure. Worldbreakers do not think, do not feel and cannot be stopped. Read More

Creating a World by Anna Smith Spark

When I came to write The Court of Broken Knives, it was the world that came first, not the story. The story, in fact, is pretty simple, in the way that myths and folk tales often are. The first scene I wrote was a description of men in a… Read More

Detective Strongoak publishes today!

A Huge Congratulations to the brilliant Terry Newman, whose debut novel, Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf publishes today. You can read all about Terry on the Voyager blog and about his love of detective novels (and fantasy!) and you can read the first chapter of… Read More

Game of Swag

You win or you die….. of envy! As you can see, we’ve put together a treasure haul fit for the king of the Iron Throne. Not only is our branded canvas bag stuffed full of all the Song of Ice and Fire titles we have out so far (including… Read More

Get ready for your very own feast of Ice and Fire

Did you know that at Castle Black they make the best pork pies? Follow the recipe from A Feast of Ice and Fire and make your very own Game of Thrones-inspired dinner. Sam and Jon Snow may come too … if you decide to invite them! Download the recipe… Read More

Hero Risen: Guest blog from Andy Livingstone

The safety valve for our darker selves Cricket with my parents and brother on baking-hot days in a park on holiday in Blackpool. Tennis, with my dad pretending I was as good as him and, in later years, with my brother proving I was not. Rugby at school, hockey after… Read More