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.
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.
Today, Britain’s longest-running SFFH show turns the big 6-0. To celebrate, Brian M. Milton reflects on the generational influence of our favourite Time Lord. We’d love to hear your memories and thoughts about Doctor Who, too! Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.
Younger readers have certain expectations and needs from their books, and there is plenty of perceived wisdom about how authors should work within those boundaries. Ahead of the release of her novel The Butterflies of Meadow Hill Manor next week, fantasy author Stefanie Parks shares her tips for writing fantasy for children—as well as the rules she ignored!
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.
Teika Marija Smits seeks the dark within us all, in this latest instalment in our month-long horror spotlight.
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
Ahead of his next Winter Haunts event, all-round UK SFFH event icon Alex Davis investigates why we can never get enough of the ghost story. Let’s be honest, we’ve all of us heard ghost stories – whether we really wanted to or not. For me I’m constantly seeking them out,… Read More »The Eternal Lure of the Ghost Story
New BFS member Sarah Elliott joins the 2023 horror spotlight to explain why she was lured back to the dark side after spending her adulthood saying she wasn’t into the supernatural.