Shown is a graphic that has a grey dappled background with four black claw marks on the far right. Over the top is a pencil with a light bulb on top, a red dragon curled round the outside; inside the bulb is an explosion of colour. A lightning strike comes down from the top right. At the top are lines of black text, saying 'BFS Online Presents: Writing Your Way.’ Below are lines of black text, saying ‘Join us for readings from Eve Smith, Carol Carman, David Green, Eliane Boey, Ian Green, Carol B. Duncan. At the bottom are lines of black text saying ‘Saturday 6th July, 10am to 6pm. Tickets from BFS website.’ On the bottom left and middle is the BFS logo, a red and black dragon design curling around the letters ‘BFS’. Photos: top left, Eve Smith; top right, Carol Carman; middle left, David Green; middle right, Eliane Boey; bottom left, Ian Green; bottom right, Carol B. Duncan.

BFS Online: Writing Your Way – Readings

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We have six readings from a range of authors – fantasy, science fiction and horror – to help you find your next book (or add to that beautiful TBR pile). Bring your favourite tipple and enjoy some first-rate readings from the SFFH community.

Readings from Readings from Readings from Eve Smith, Carol Carman, David Green, Eliane Boey, Ian Green, and Carol B. Duncan. Find out more about them below.

Eve Smith (she/her): Eve Smith writes speculative thrillers, mainly about the things that scare her. In this world of questionable facts and news, she believes storytelling can be a powerful way to engage people in real life issues. She attributes her love of all things dark and dystopian to a childhood watching Tales of the Unexpected and Edgar Allen Poe double bills. Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize and described by Waterstones as “an exciting new voice in crime fiction”, Eve’s debut novel, The Waiting Rooms, set in the aftermath of an antibiotic resistance crisis, was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize First Novel Award and was selected as a Guardian Book of the Month. It was followed by Off-Target, about a world where genetic engineering of children is routine, which was a Book of the Month in The Times. Her latest thriller, One, longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association’s Best Novel Award, is set in a near-future Britain ravaged by the climate crisis where a One-Child policy is ruthlessly enforced. It was a New Scientist pick of the month. Eve’s previous job at an environmental charity took her to research projects across Asia, Africa and the Americas, and she has an ongoing passion for wild creatures, wild science and far-flung places. Find out more about Eve on her website or connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Buy her books here.

Carol Carman (she/her): Carol Carman is a former BBC journalist and presenter who writes novels, short stories and poetry. Her humorous fantasy novels have been likened to those of Terry Pratchett, and her poetry to that of Victoria Wood. She’s flattered. Her book, Twicetime, has been described as ‘A delicious blend of magic, mayhem and wit’. You can discover more about Carol on her website and find her on Twitter and Facebook. Treat yourself to her books here.

David Green (he/him): David Green is a neurodivergent writer of the epic and the urban, the fantastical, the cosy, and the mysterious. With his character-driven dark fantasy series Empire Of Ruin, or urban fantasy noir Hell In Haven, David takes readers on emotional, action-packed thrill rides. Hailing from the north-west of England, David now lives in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland with his wife and Godzilla-obsessed son. When not writing, David can be found wondering why he chooses to live in places where it constantly rains. ​David’s Path Of War was nominated for Best Novel at the 2023 BFS Awards, and he is repped by Laura Bennett of Liverpool Literacy Agency. Learn more about David on his website or follow him on Twitter or Bluesky.

Eliane Boey (she/her): Eliane is a Chinese Singaporean writer, author of Other Minds and forthcoming Club Contango, both from Dark Matter INK. She is a member of the SFWA and has short stories published in Clarkesworld, The Penn Review, Weird Horror, and others. Eliane read Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and Interdisciplinary Humanities at New York University. She also has a business degree from SMU in Singapore, which was probably what got her a job.  She has a working knowledge of bulk cargo ships and ports, which continues to inspire her writing. Find out more about Eliane on her website. Or you can follow her on Twitter. Grab her books here.

Ian Green (he/him): Ian Green is a science-fiction and fantasy writer from Scotland. He is the author of the Sunday Times Top 15 bestselling epic fantasy series The Rotstorm published by Head Of Zeus. Ian has a PhD in clinical epigenetics, and his fiction has been widely published including winning the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition and winning the Futurebook Future Fiction prize. He was shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the British Fantasy Awards 2022. His new book, Extremophile, is out in August. You can find out more on Ian’s website or Twitter. His books are available here.

Carol B. Duncan (she/her): Carol B. Duncan is an academic and writer of Caribbean heritage. A child of the Windrush migration, Carol was born in London, England of Guyanese and Antiguan parentage. She spent childhood in Antigua with maternal grandparents from Dominica and Antigua before emigrating to Toronto. Caribbean folklore, storytelling and patois/creole language are important sources of inspiration in her writing. Carol holds a PhD in sociology and is a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Carol’s short stories have been published in Heartlines Spec, PREE Magazine – Caribbean Writing, and Augur Magazine. Carol’s writing has been recognized as the recipient of the Waterloo Region Arts Award for literature. Her short story, Peeny-Wally, was nominated for The Journey Prize and received an honourable mention in the Year’s Best Speculative African Fiction (and Poetry) Volume 2. It was selected for the anthology African Ghost Short Stories (Flame Tree, 2024). Learn more about Carol on her website or here. Get yourself a copy of her book here.

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