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Jared
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Publishing, communications, culture, dinosaurs.
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Unicorns, mermaids and other excitement. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Best of British Fantasy
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This is the rare beast: an adaptation that both credits the original and elevates it, with Culbard bringing new life and energy to Lovecraft's work. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
The Guardian (and John Boyega!) asks: why is Game of Thrones so white? "Reaction below the line and on fan threads was mostly variations on a similar theme of historical accuracy and the challenge that black actors present to the audience’s ability to suspend disbelief. Because, presumably, ice zombies and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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Bradford to Stoke Newington. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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The trilogy is, in many ways, the story of Theo's awakening, and the conflict between pure idealism and reality's shades of gray. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Via the latest newsletter: The authors come from the full width and breadth of the United Kingdom, including both immigrants and expats. And their stories contain lethal mermaids, sorcerous rogues, magic swords (a mandatory), city-stomping monsters, ghostly lovers, unreachable islands, several apocalypses, one particularly irritating local councillor, and bees. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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A terrific selection of classic (Western) fantasy. Organised chronologically, the authors' reviews are both passionate and snarky. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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Sorcerer to the Crown FantasyCon is announced for 18-20 October, in the lovely city of Glasgow. And for BFS Members, the 'recommendations' list has opened for this year's British Fantasy Awards (check your emails, or, if you don't have the email, contact the BFA Awards Admin for the link). Programme... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Details of The Best of British Fantasy 2018 have been announced, the inaugural volume in this exciting new series from NewCon Publishing. All about the book The table of contents and supplementary 'recommended reading' list The companion website, and how to contribute to it More about the project, and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Jurassic London
Contains mermaids, impossible quizzes, sorcerous rogues, magic swords, towering monsters, ghostly lovers, unreachable islands, numerous apocalypses and one particularly irritating local councillor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Forty more interesting stories by British (or UK resident) authors, all first published in 2018: Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
The smell of books, and more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Slightly belated, but, hey! After a year of construction and months of fretting and weeks of self-promotion - The Outcast Hours is, indeed, out. The details of this scrumptious new anthology are here, including links to some of the particularly flattering reviews. Mahvesh and I kicked off the launch with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Jurassic London
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The Crystal Cave To my mind there are really only two kinds of novels, badly written and well written. Beyond that, you cannot categorize… ‘Storyteller’ is an old and honorable title and I’d like to lay claim to it. Mary Stewart (1916 - 2014) is a British novelist, known for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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What we were imagining this week. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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The good are good, the bad are bad and, if you'll pardon the spoiler: it all works out for our heroines in the end. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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What we're imagining this week. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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There are those that have stumbled upon Parker’s texts and worship them with a feverish intensity… and those that haven’t and are therefore unenlightened. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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What we are imagining this week. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Latest newsletter harps on about crockery. A review of A People's Future of the United States, over at Tor.com. And the publicity tour for The Outcast Hours has a new, virtual, stop, as Mahvesh and I will be doing a late night AMA on reddit, 22nd February. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Jurassic London
There's always something enjoyable about the listicles of the previous century. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
Recent newsletters: on loneliness and other wicked problems and The Outcast Hours and universal/personal relevance. Not much else, although worth noting that the rather delicious The Djinn Falls in Love is still lurking about at 99¢. Ah, and the companion website for The Best of British Fantasy is up and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Jurassic London
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Gorgeous settings, icy protagonists; batshit worlds and beautiful words - getting started with Jane Gaskell. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy
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It is a ghost story, a coming of age tale and a fantasy that's uniquely its own. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at The Best of British Fantasy