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Who at 60: 10 Doctor Who Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

As we continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Britain’s longest-running SFFH show—and the now-airing anniversary specials—here’s a peek at some of the non-TV world of Who penned by co-host of the All-New Adventures of the Doctor Who Book Club podcast (and BFS member) Chris Hawton.

Meet C.A. Yates

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, C.A. Yates professes their love for Jessica Fletcher.

The Kingdom of Sweets

The Kingdom of Sweets by Erika Johansen Transworld, hb, £17.47 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk Natasha’s life has been defined by a single word, spoken over her at her christening by the mysterious and powerful Drosselmeyer. That word was ‘dark’. Yet more impactful even than this was the word he spoke… Read More »The Kingdom of Sweets

Dream Fox

Dream Fox and Other Strange Stories by Rosalie Parker Tartarus Press, p/b, £7.99 (Ebook) Review by Tori Borne Rosalie Parker’s 2023 collection Dream Fox and Other Strange Stories is an enigmatic tour de force, which does weird right. Published by independent UK publisher Tartarus Press – which Parker co-runs along… Read More »Dream Fox

The Collector

The Collector by Laura Kat Young Titan Books, £8.99, paperback Reviewed by Nadya Mercik The Collector – a nightmarish dystopia by Laura Kat Young – was advertised in some of the sources as a combination of 1984 and Never Let Me Go. The book definitely provides an unsettling, in some… Read More »The Collector


TWICE CURSED edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane Titan Books, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan One of the things that helps an anthology sell is the quality of the names on the contents list. Fans of certain authors will buy books for the first publication of someone they… Read More »TWICE CURSED

Meet Laura Bennett

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 week we meet our first literary agent, and soon-to-be BFS columnist: Laura Bennett.

Silent Key

Silent Key by Laurel Hightower Flame Tree Press, £12.96 paperback, £20 hardback Reviewed by Nadya Mercik Silent Key, being primarily a horror and supernatural story, has sturdy elements of a police detective and crime story and even some elements of historical espionage, which work wonderfully together. On top of that,… Read More »Silent Key

The Hexologists

The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft Orbit, p/b, £9.99 Review by Tori Borne ‘“The king wishes to be cooked alive,” the royal secretary said(…)’ is the bizarre and curious opening statement of Josiah Bancroft’s 2023 novel The Hexologists, a charming ‘whodunnit’ tale of royal conspiracy, political intrigue and magic. Our protagonists… Read More »The Hexologists