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Promote Your Projects / Re: Shadow Publishing News
« Last post by David A. Sutton on January 16, 2018, 12:52:53 PM »
Edited & with an introduction by Edward P. Berglund. Foreword by Fritz Leiber. Cover art by Jim Pitts

Publication date: 31st January 2018. ISBN 978-0-9572962-6-8. (520 pp, £14.99)

Such Things May Be, by James Wade, collects a number of the author's genre short stories, poetry, non-fiction and non-genre work from the 1960s onwards. Edited by Edward P. Berglund, the book will have James Wade's introduction to the original collection plus Fritz Leiber's Foreword (This is the Arkham House book that never was, but with much additional material).

Tales from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos: ‘The Deep Ones’, ‘A Darker Shadow Over Innsmouth’, ‘The Silence of Erika Zann’. Supernatural terror from the Midwest: ‘The Nightingale Floors’, ‘The Pursuer’, ‘The Elevator’, ‘Snow in the City’. Weird tales set in Korea: ‘The Temple of the Fox’, ‘Time After Time’. And many other short stories and poetry, plus many essays and reviews of weird fiction. 25 short stories, over 20 poems and more than 30 essays and reviews in this major retrospective of the author.

After army service James Wade (1930-1983) settled in Korea and he wrote widely on music for a variety of periodicals. His symphonic and chamber music has been performed in many countries, and he completed an opera based on Richard E. Kim's best-selling novel of the Korean War, "The Martyred". He wrote a column for The Korea Times and his work has been anthologised by such noted editors as August Derleth, Ramsey Campbell, Stuart David Schiff and Herbert Val Thal.
Ask the Authors and Artists! / I'm invited again
« Last post by hapthorn on January 15, 2018, 12:35:31 PM »
I've had an email from editor-extraordinaire Gardner Dozois, inviting me to submit a novelette to another one of his signature anthologies, this one to be called The Book of Legends, due out next year.  I look forward to writing something in the next couple of months.

This will be the seventh Dozois antho I've been asked into.  It puts me in with the cream of the science fiction and fantasy writing community.  Makes me feel as if I'm getting somewhere.  I appreciate the encouragement.

Meanwhile, last year's The Book of Swords seems to be selling well, and my story "The Sword of Destiny," which introduced Baldemar the wizard's henchman, is getting good reviews -- and earning me new readers.  In a few months, The Book of Magic, which includes my story "The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable," will be published.

So on we go.
British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2018
« Last post by Rolnikov on January 14, 2018, 03:03:48 PM »
I know you've already got the answer, Mike, but in case anyone else comes here looking for the links here they are, as supplied by the BFA administrator Katherine Fowler on Facebook and in the last BFS bulletin:

Here's the form for adding items to the list.

And here's the spreadsheet that produces.

The form includes the interesting new audio category, currently defined in the awards constitution as "A spoken word audio work (e.g. audio book, radio drama, podcast) performed by one or more participants and published for the first time in the English language in any part of the world in any audio format during the relevant year."
Introductions / Re: Hello BFS!
« Last post by Rolnikov on January 14, 2018, 02:56:22 PM »
Welcome to the society and the forum!

I'm currently reading The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones to my younger daughter, and the only thing better than that is when she reads some of it to me.
Calls for Submissions / Eibonvale Chapbooks (no closing date)
« Last post by Djibril on January 10, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
David Rix from Eibonvale Press is looking for short stand-alone works of up to about 10,000 words.

"Content should fit the general Eibonvale guidelines, by which I mean experimental/fringe writing that is exploratory, unusual and not too close to genre cores—but possibly including elements of Horror, Slipstream, Speculative Fiction, Surrealism, Magic Realism, Bizzaro, Absurdism, Erotica, Outsider Literature etc. I am most interested in writing that defies definition and avoids predictable styles or themes."

Simply email your work to:

Files should be in RTF, DOC or DOCX format (others by negotiation) and sent as email attachments.

Full guidelines at
Introductions / Hello BFS!
« Last post by Emma Rose on January 10, 2018, 09:20:52 PM »
Hi folks,

I've recently joined the BFS, just having a little explore of this forum!

I love fantasy & sci-fi books, the best form of escapism I think. I got into the genre from walking around car boot sales with my dad and discovering Terry Pratchett & Anne McCaffrey books (I defy anyone to go to a car boot sale and not see a Pratchett book!)

I am currently reading Eldest from the Inheritance Cycle series with one of my nephews, a good introduction to fantasy for a 14 year old I think! And have just bought Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson which will be my next read - I really enjoyed his wrapping up of the Wheel of Time so figured it would be a good bet to try one of his original series!

I'm always on the lookout for a good book recommendation so will be scouring the forum for such things I'm sure.

I'm writing some short stories at the moment as a precursor to writing a novel. So I am also hoping BFS will be a nice inspiring kick to get typing!

Promote Your Projects / Re: Futurefire and Fox Spirit giveaway
« Last post by Djibril on January 10, 2018, 09:01:09 PM »
I wanted to send a big thank you to all the generous people (several of whom I know are BFS members) who supported Joyce's fundraiser, which is now successfully funded, and thanks to whom this great writer gets to go to the premier academic conference on fantastic literature. You guys rock!  :-*
Introductions / New member saying hello
« Last post by ls269 on January 09, 2018, 04:23:03 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name's Lucy Stone, and I'm a mother/lexicographer/writer of fantasy and fanfic and anything that catches my imagination. I love Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, J.K. Rowling (the fanfic in question was a 600,000 word eulogy to Severus Snape!), Charles Dickens, Angela Carter, Oscar Wilde, folklore and fairytales.

What else can I say? Unlikely indeed, but if anyone wants to read the 600,000 word eulogy to Severus Snape, it can be found on DeviantArt here:

I am writing (and hoping to publish) a similarly mammoth fantasy story about the descendants of demons and their exploitation in a seedy, steampunk-flavoured world.

Looking forward to discussing all things fantastical with all people fantastical,

Promote Your Projects / Re: TFF Reviews
« Last post by Djibril on January 08, 2018, 06:30:29 PM »
Andy Sawyer reviews James W. Greenfield’s The Time Machine, a 90-minute musical version of H.G. Wells's classic (inspired of course by the musical War of the Worlds). Andy gives a detailed and sensitive —and not uncritical—reading of the album, and concludes, “If it sounds snide to Greenfield to say that The Time Machine sounds in places like it is a demo for an unproduced Big Theatre musical show, then can I say that I would really like to see that show.”
Johan Fundin’s Twisted Shadows is full-tilt suspense entertainment jam-packed with explosive thrills. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and James Patterson.

Three young women’s interests collide when the founder of a groundbreaking biotechnology company dies under mysterious circumstances.

"Johan Fundin has a gift for creating atmosphere" –

Catriona is a hot multimillionaire supermodel. But her life is far from perfect. Cat is being stalked by a creature in a black raincoat. Who is he… or it?

Janice, Cat’s twin sister, is a deformed and reclusive pub waitress. To most people, Jan is a disgusting monster.

Ebba, Cat’s best friend and supermodel colleague, is living on the edge. Where is the limit?

In connection with the bizarre death of the founder of a pioneering biotech institute, Cat, Jan and Ebba are drawn into a horrifying conspiracy with global consequences.

Release: Summer 2018

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