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.
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 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
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
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
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.
Do Science Fiction and Fantasy mix or are there hard and fast lines between them? What about Science Fantasy? What is it and where does it fit in? Discussing this and more, join our panel of talented and lovely authors on Saturday 18th November at 3pm GMT, via zoom. Tickets… Read More »BFS Online: Blending Genres Science Fantasy
Rendered Flesh by David Cartwright Level Up Publishing, pb, £11.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Have you ever wondered if we’re already zombies? Consumer zombies mindlessly buying whatever the white men in power tell us to buy, which is usually whatever lines their pockets. Thought zombies believing whatever the press tells… Read More »Rendered Flesh