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December 2023

Haunters at the Hearth

HAUNTERS AT THE HEARTH: Eerie Tales For Christmas Nights, edited by Tanya Kirk British Library Press, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan Traditionally, Christmas is a time when ghosts make themselves evident. Perhaps it is the idea from before, all pervading electric lights when candles and firelight were the only… Read More »Haunters at the Hearth

Dr Who

Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special BBC Reviewed by Celia Neri Forget the star-crossed lovers that Ten and Rose, and Thirteen and Yaz were. The heart and soul of the New Who companions is Donna and her friendship with the Doctor, first with Ten and now continued with Fourteen for three… Read More »Dr Who

A Curse for True Love

A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber Hodder & Stoughton, hb, £16.99 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk With the last year of her life vanished from her memories, Evangeline has no choice but to trust that Prince Apollo is telling her the truth that: As astonishing as it all sounds,… Read More »A Curse for True Love

Season of Skulls

SEASON OF SKULLS by Charles Stross Orbit, HC, £20.00 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan Embarking on a series of novels can often seem like a good idea. Many readers like to be able to follow their favourite characters through various adventures and see them change and grow in the process. For… Read More »Season of Skulls

Meet Peter K Rothe

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, we meet the UK-based German-Cameroonian writer Peter K Rothe.


THE FOLKLORE OF WALES: GHOSTS by Delyth Badder and Mark Norman Calon, HC, £14.99 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan People have always been fascinated by ghost stories. There seems to be a part of our psyche that wants to be scared, so the idea of sitting around a fire in a… Read More »Ghosts

Subgenre deep dive: Steampunk

In this first of a new regular column, Tiffani Angus—co-author of Spec Fic for Newbies—takes us on a dive into the world of Steampunk.


THE LURE OF ATLANTIS Strange Tales of the Sunken Continent Edited by Michael Wheatley British Library Publishing, pb, £9.19 Reviewed by Christine Downes This is a collection of short stories collated by editor Michael Wheatley on behalf of the British Library. The theme of the collection is the fabled sunken… Read More »THE LURE OF ATLANTIS