Joe Abercrombie is one of the fastest-rising stars in fantasy today, acclaimed by readers and critics alike for his tough, spare, no-nonsense approach to the genre. He’s probably best-known for his First Law trilogy, the first novel of which, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006; it was followed in subsequent years by Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings. He’s also written the related First Law World trilogy, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country. His most recent novels are a new trilogy, Half a King, Half the World, and Half a War. Coming up is a collection, Sharp Ends. In addition to writing, Abercrombie is also a freelance film editor, and lives and works in London.


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Tough Times All Over

REPRINT FICTION by Joe Abercrombie in Issue 116 – May 2016

Damn, but she hated Sipani. The bloody blinding fogs and the bloody slapping water and the bloody universal sickening stink of rot. The bloody parties and masques and revels. Fun, everyone having bloody fun, or at least pretending to. The bloody people were worst of all. Rogues every man, woman, and child. Liars and fools, […]