The Original’s Return by David Watkins The Original’s Return by David Watkins Pb, £6.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Jack should be celebrating the birth of his first child. He should be navigating the ups and downs of new parents, the nappies, the sleepless nights, and the pride in the new… Read More »The Original’s Return
As the last instalment in our month-long horror focus, BFS poetry editor Ian Hunter looks at the darker side of the lyrical and rhythmic.
Self-confessed “odd chap” Tim Mendees, fresh off the success of organising the Innsmouth Literary Festival, waxes lyrical for us on how the scary can actually be funny, too.
COMBAT CODES by Alexander Darwin COMBAT CODES by Alexander Darwin Orbit Books, pb, £8.31 Reviewed by Christine Downie Combat Codes is the debut novel of Alexander Darwin and is the first of a trilogy, with book 2 coming out at the end of 2023. The set-up for the story tells… Read More »Combat Codes
Every Friday, we’ll meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This scary season, we’re focusing on our horror members—and our last profile of the season comes from BFS award nominee Kit Power
Master of Souls by Rena Barron MASTER OF SOULS by Rena Barron Harper Voyager h/b £18.99 Reviewed by Nigel Robert Wilson There is war in heaven, legends being forged, and a testament is to be written. The gods are at war with the demons, and all the nations of the… Read More »Master of Souls
Teika Marija Smits seeks the dark within us all, in this latest instalment in our month-long horror spotlight.
PLAYING THE WITCH CARD by K.J. Dell’Antonia PLAYING THE WITCH CARD by K.J. Dell’Antonia. Titan Books. p/b. £8.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Flair Hardwicke made the choice to return to her childhood home in Kansas. Unfortunately, she was not exactly welcomed back to Rattleboro with open arms. Unfortunately, the move… Read More »Playing the Witch Card
Ahead of this weekend’s Writing the Occult: Vampires gathering, event curator Lauren McMenemy looks at how we can mine the world of the occult for story ideas. Those hidden worlds and realms, those wise seekers of the truth who want to make the world a better place—or those nefarious mystics… Read More »Mining the Occult for Horror Stories
Fearful Implications by Ramsey Campbell Fearful Implications by Ramsey Campbell PS Publishing, HB, £25.00 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Whenever people talk about British horror, Ramsey Campbell’s name always comes up, and for good reason. With a writing career that spans decades and three films made of his books, he has… Read More »Fearful Implications