The Legends of Fantasycon Award (selected by the organisers of Fantasycon) goes to:Roy Gray from TTA press for his ongoing support of Fantasycon. The Karl Edward Wagner Award (selected by the BFS committee) goes to:Ann Landmann The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer nominees are:Sunyi Dean, for The Book… Read More »British Fantasy Award Winners 2023
With her new novel inspired by the impact and power of language in society and the lively debate around AI in the context of language and the written word, Karen Langston considers how speculative fiction can ethically engage with that favourite human-vs-machine trope now the future is here.
Werewolves ed by Ann Keeran and Kevin J. Kennedy KJK Publishing, ebook, £2.49 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Werewolves are a staple in the horror genre. What is more frightening than the monster hidden in us that is only one full moon away from losing control and killing everyone? They are… Read More »Werewolves
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’re off to Scotland to hear more about the 70s public information films that inspired Neil Williamson’s new novella.
Vampires ed by Ann Keeran and Kevin J. Kennedy KJK Publishing, ebook, £2.49 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Short story collections are a funny breed of books. By bringing together a collection of stories from different people on a similar theme, you are changing the narrative voice from story to story,… Read More »Vampires
In this monthly column, we check in with one of our resident agents to answer those questions you’re too afraid to ask for yourself. This month, Laura Bennett of the Liverpool Literary Agency tackles questions asked by BFS members in our dedicated Discord channel.
The Briar Book of the Dead by A.G Slatter Titan Books, pb, £8.49 Reviewed by Rym Kechacha Ellie Briar is a member of the ruling Briar family of witches who rule the town of Silverton with a benevolent sternness and a wary suspicion of the anti-witch bishops of far away… Read More »The Briar Book of the Dead
Avatar the Last Airbender (Live Action, Netflix 2024) By Matthew Palmer In a fantasy world inspired by a mix of non-Western cultures, there are four nations, each tied to one of the traditional Western elements: The Fire Nation, The Earth Kingdom, The Water Tribes and The Air Nomads. Each nation… Read More »Avatar
Moths by Jane Hennigan, Angry Robot, paperback, £9.99 Reviewed by Stephen Frame If you like a dystopian thriller, Moths is your next read. This is a read-it-in-four-big-gulps book. A sit-up-until-4am-on-a-school-night book. Let’s start with the basics. A pandemic spread by mutated moths has killed half the male population of the… Read More »Moths
Fathomfolk by Eliza Chan Orbit, £18.99, Hardback Reviewed by Melody Bowles Fathomfolk is an epic fantasy set in the partially underwater city of Tiankawi. A note at the front of the book says the makeup of the city is inspired by sprawling East Asian metropolises like Hong Kong and Ho… Read More »Fathomfolk
Corinne Pollard shares her highlights from a full weekend in Derby for the UK Ghost Story Festival.