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September 2023

Fantasycon 2024

The BFS is very pleased to announce that Fantasycon 2024 will take place from 11th-13th October at The Queen at Chester Hotel, City Road, Chester. The event will be run by the BFS team, with Shona Kinsella as Chair. Tickets are available for sale here at early bird prices. Prices… Read More »Fantasycon 2024

The front cover for Black Panther: Panther's Rage from Marvel. The Black Panther stands in the middle of the page with his arms crossed across his chest and his hands raised. There is a purple background and around him are black leaves and vines.

Black Panther

BLACK PANTHER: PANTHER’S RAGE By Sheree Renee Thomas from @TitanBooks #BookReview #Comic #GraphicNovel #BlackPanther #Fantasy BLACK PANTHER: PANTHER’S RAGE By Sheree Renee Thomas Titan Books, h/b, £17.99 Reviewed by Matthew Johns Most people now know the Black Panther – the Marvel films made sure of that, and the tragic passing… Read More »Black Panther

The front cover for Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim. The cover centres on a young woman in a light green trouser suit in the middle of a forest clearing. She has long hair tied in a plait that goes past her waist. Her head is turned to the left and there is a pale green snake coming out of the forest trees towards her. Behind her is a tiger. The page is bordered by pink flowers around the top and yellow ones at the bottom. In the distance are some houses,

Her Radiant Curse

Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim from @hodderscape #BookReview #Fantasy Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim Hodderscape, pb, £12.02 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk This book is the prequel to Six Crimson Cranes and The Dragon’s Promise, although it can easily be read as a standalone. It does give some spoilers… Read More »Her Radiant Curse

The front cover for Eclectic Dreams from Milford Workshop. The title covers the bottom third of the page. Above that two bird perch in the foreground with some tree branches nearby. In the top left hand side is a black house in the background. The skiy is white and the ground is light blue.

Eclectic Dreams

ECLECTIC DREAMS: A Milford Anthology edited by J W Anderson, Pete W. Sutton & Liz Williams #BookReview #SciFi #ShortStories #Anthology ECLECTIC DREAMS: A Milford Anthology edited by J W Anderson, Pete W. Sutton & Liz Williams Kristell Ink, 240 page p/b, £13.89 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan I have to declare… Read More »Eclectic Dreams

The front cover for They Lurk by Ronald Malfi. The front cover reveals a forest snow scene lit up from behind. There is a figure in the bottom left hand corner running away.

They Lurk

They Lurk by Ronald Malfi from @TitanBooks #BookReview # Horror #Novellas They Lurk by Ronald Malfi Titan Books, paperback, £8.99 Reviewed by Stephen Frame They Lurk is a fabulous format: five novellas between one set of covers, far more space to let the characters grow in your imagination than a… Read More »They Lurk

The front cover for The Devil Device by Dave Jeffrey. There is the face of a young woman with long hair in the middle of the page. Parts of her face are broken revealing a second monstrous face beneath,

The Devil Device

The Devil Device by Dave Jeffrey from Macabre Ink #BookReview #Horror #YA #Indie Publishing The Devil Device by Dave Jeffrey Macabre Ink, pb, £10.32 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Something evil stalks the streets of Dorsal Finn, which looks like four teenagers but far worse. With plans to bring demons through… Read More »The Devil Device

The front cover for Mothtown by Caroline Hardaker. The front cover has a person's face in the middle. The face is separating into slices and smoke is coming out from the gaps in the face. There is a brown moth on the section of face that includes the lips.

Mothtown

Mothtown by Caroline Hardaker from @angryrobotbooks #BookReview #horror #psychological Mothtown by Caroline Hardaker Angry Robot, paperback, £9.99 Reviewed by Stephen Frame Mothtown is billed as a story blending horror and literary fiction. It certainly sits comfortably in the literary genre, but its horror credentials are less certain. If your taste… Read More »Mothtown