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Promote Your Projects / Re: Theaker's Quarterly Fiction
« Last post by Rolnikov on Today at 10:25:10 am »
Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #64 is now out, just in pdf format for now.

This issue contains four stories: “September Gathering” by Charles Wilkinson, “Disappearer” by Matthew Amundsen, “The Haunted Brick” by Walt Brunston, and “Chemicalia” by me, plus twelve reviews, by Rafe McGregor, Douglas J. Ogurek, Jacob Edwards and me. One hundred and thirty-eight pages of fabulous fiction and rollicking reviews!

Next issue we're planning to change the format a bit, to make it the size, shape and length of my favourite books, the 2011 series of Penguin Mini Moderns, which should make it a bit easier to stay on schedule.
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: JOHAN FUNDIN - THRILLER AND SUSPENSE AUTHOR
« Last post by Johan Fundin on March 14, 2019, 03:35:32 pm »
"A thriller that is outstanding in its many connections, action tempered with psychological insights, and genre-busting approach. Horror, sci-fi, and medical thriller tension ala Robin Cook."
Midwest Book Review, on TWISTED SHADOWS
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British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
« Last post by Rolnikov on March 14, 2019, 10:06:24 am »
BFS members got the email saying that suggestions are open till March 27. I've made my first contributions (adding the Hexagonal Phase of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to audio, and Unholy Lands by Lavie Tidhar to best fantasy novel).

Submit suggestions here.

Spreadsheet of suggestions is here.

And if you want to watch the categories build up in real time, here's an unofficial alpha-sorted version of the list.

I think this is the first time since I joined the society that there haven't been any changes to the categories from one year to the next.
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: JOHAN FUNDIN - THRILLER AND SUSPENSE AUTHOR
« Last post by Johan Fundin on March 13, 2019, 09:43:39 pm »
PRAISE FOR JOHAN FUNDIN AND HIS NOVELS OF SUSPENSE

"A thriller that is outstanding in its many connections, action tempered with psychological insights, and genre-busting approach."
Midwest Book Review

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

"Johan Fundin has a gift for creating atmosphere."

​"An excellent read—a real page turner throughout."

​"Creepy and captivating."

​"A fascinating way of playing with genre."

​"Really exciting from beginning to end."

​"Has everything a suspense novel needs: mystery, murder, red herrings, characters, love."

​"It’s very suspenseful. There’s finesse in the train of thought, and the use of language differs from that of other thrillers."

​"Exciting, entertaining, vividly described, electrifying."

​"Reminiscent of Dean Koontz."

​"Enjoyed it immensely. Thrillers are at their best, for me, when there is something cosy and human and likeable at their heart. It makes you care much more about the characters."

"Medical thriller tension ala Robin Cook."

​"What a thrilling story! Impressive!"

​"Keeps you guessing all the way."
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / JOHAN FUNDIN - THRILLER AND SUSPENSE AUTHOR
« Last post by Johan Fundin on March 13, 2019, 09:40:57 pm »
"Psychological suspense and thriller readers are in for a treat. What sets TWISTED SHADOWS apart from other thrillers is a multifaceted approach that keeps readers guessing and on edge, poised between insights on evolving relationships, subterfuge, hidden agendas, science, and human nature."
Midwest Book Review


The target of both stalkers and killers, a top fashion model with a rare disease sets out to learn how her pioneering scientist father died, only to find herself in the middle of a vicious conspiracy.
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British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
« Last post by Rolnikov on March 08, 2019, 02:12:38 pm »
Katherine said it's coming soon.
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British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
« Last post by Rolnikov on March 08, 2019, 02:07:04 pm »
Yes, it was open for suggestions at the beginning of January last year. Maybe they aren't doing one this time - it is an optional part of the rules, and it can be quite a lot of work. I'll email the awards administrator and ask.
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Calls for Submissions / Unsplatterpunk! 3 (aka TQF67) (deadline July 31, 2019)
« Last post by Rolnikov on March 04, 2019, 08:08:39 am »
Guest editor Douglas Ogurek is now open to submissions for his third unsplatterpunk anthology, to be published as Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #67 in September.

"We’ll take ultraviolent humour, perverted country bumpkin, and raw realism. We’ll take vile fantasy, gruesome sci-fi, and grossmance… anything so long as it defies contemporary sensibilities, repulses us, and integrates a virtuous message."

The deadline is July 31, 2019. No payment offered; TQF is an amateur non-profit zine that is given away for free.

More information here. Note that submissions for this issue should be sent to Douglas at the address provided, rather than to the usual TQF email address.
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FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2019
« Last post by David A. Riley on March 02, 2019, 11:15:45 am »
Though it would seem to me, naively perhaps, that the BFS website and its own forum would be places where news on these events should at least be posted first, the others next. The work of only a few seconds from logging on, posting, and logging off.
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FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2019
« Last post by Peter Coleborn on March 01, 2019, 02:28:54 pm »
They (BFS / FCon committees) do seem to rely on Twitter a lot. Too much, in my view. But I am (probably) a dinosaur.
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