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
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.
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.
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 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
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!
Leech by Hiron Ennes Tor, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming A wealthy baron’s physician has died, and the Institute, the medical organisation the physician came from, has sent a new one to support the baron and uncover why the previous physician died. The autopsy reveals the physician had become… Read More »Leech
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between horror and dark fantasy? Is there one? What separates Horror the genre from horrific elements in other genres? Join Tim Mendees and CC Adams as we talk about this and more! Tim Mendees is a rather odd chap. He’s a horror… Read More »BFS Online: Blending Genres. Fantasy and Horror
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 Devon-based horror writer Dave Watkins.
Whether you’re a dragon or a troll, elf or vampire, all you need is love! Romantasy is one of the hottest genres right now and growing ever more popular. But what is it that keeps readers coming back for more? Join the British Fantasy Society and our panel at 1:45pm… Read More »BFS Online: Blending Genres. Romance in Fantasy