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Promote Your Projects / Re: Novel Helps Abused Children
« Last post by robert eggleton on July 19, 2018, 07:21:00 pm »
The 2018 Edition of Rarity from the Hollow Paperback is now on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LfzP84. It is also available for Any eReader: https://bit.ly/2KNJkI2 Proceeds help abused children.
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Rhys Hughes
« Last post by rhysaurus on July 19, 2018, 03:50:30 pm »
Two years ago I began writing a story that turned out to be the first chapter of a novel, a weird Western that became very weird indeed. I had the title The Honeymoon Gorillas in my head for years before finding a use for it. Gorillas play only an indirect part in the book but it is an important one nonetheless. They are always-present but never seen.

I have wanted to write a weird Western for a long time. This urge was considerably amplified by the weird Westerns of two great writers that I enjoyed immensely, The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan and The Place of Dead Roads by William Burroughs. Both have been an inspiration on my own novel to some extent.

The Honeymoon Gorillas has now been published by Bizarro Pulp Press. It's available from Amazon and other online bookstores. This novel was one of the most fun projects I have ever worked on. In fact I will go further and say that it was the most fun I've had working on a book.

This very morning I received my author's copies, so I decided to take some thematically appropriate photos that might help to promote the novel. This is one of them.

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Promote Your Projects / Making Monsters book launch invitation
« Last post by Djibril on July 17, 2018, 04:36:53 pm »
Please join us to celebrate the launch of this speculative and classical anthology from Futurefire.net Publishing and the Institute of Classical Studies (at the University of London). To know more about the anthology, see the press page and table of contents.



Thursday September 6th 2018, 6-7.30pm.

2nd floor lobby, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

Dress: Monster-themed costumes are encouraged!

RSVP: ics.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16433
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British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2018
« Last post by Djibril on July 13, 2018, 11:16:21 am »
Congratulations to this year's shortlistees!

(Especially S.A. Chakraborty, Margrét Helgadóttir, Alison Littlewood and Sofia Samatar who we've had the pleasure of publishing in TFF the last few years.)

Good luck to the juries deciding between these very strong slates. I know how much hard work it is…
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Promote Your Projects / Re: TFF Reviews
« Last post by Djibril on July 10, 2018, 02:38:37 pm »
Lisa Timpf reviews E.J. Swift's Paris Adrift (from Solaris Books), a time-travel adventure switching between postapocalyptic and dystopian futures to alternative historical Paris. Lisa summarises that: "Engaging and authentic description, a sense of mystery, and even a touch of romance—there’s a lot to like in this well-written, nuanced novel."
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General Discussion / Re: Bloody Soppy Vampires - I HATE Them!
« Last post by Grum on July 10, 2018, 02:11:45 pm »
I thoroughly enjoyed them. They start as fairly straight vampire novels and then get weird in the way Farren does best (Hollow Earth, Nazi flying saucers, etc). But I'm a Farren fan.
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General Discussion / Re: Bloody Soppy Vampires - I HATE Them!
« Last post by Rolnikov on July 09, 2018, 10:48:43 am »
I haven't read those but I enjoyed The Song of Phaid the Gambler. Are they good?
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British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2018
« Last post by Rolnikov on July 09, 2018, 10:46:17 am »
The jurors have also been announced:
  • Anthology: Adam Baxter, Pauline Morgan, Pete Sutton, Maz Wilberforce, Virginia Wynn-Jones
  • Artist: Ruth Booth, Alex Gushurst-Moore, Helen Scott, Catherine Sullivan, Tania Walker
  • Audio: Susie Prichard-Casey, William Shaw, Allen Stroud
  • Collection: Richard Barber, Peter Coleborn, Katherine Inskip, Shona Kinsella, Laura Langrish
  • Comic / Graphic Novel: Ed Fortune, Emily Hayes, Elaine Hillson, Kiwi Tokoeka, Susan Tarrier
  • Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): David Allan, Rebecca Davis, Michaela Gray, Caroline Hooton, Kirsty Stanley
  • Film / Television Production: Kimberley Fain, Theresa Derwin, Craig Sinclair, Gareth Spark, Paul Yates
  • Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): Charlotte Bond, Sarah Carter, Amy Chevis-Bruce, Ross Warren, Mark West
  • Independent Press: Stewart Hotston, Georgina Kamsika, Aleksandra Kesek, Joni Walker
  • Magazine / Periodical: Colleen Anderson, Helen Armfield, Dave Jeffery, Alasdair Stuart, Chloë Yates
  • Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award): Eliza Chan-Ma, Elloise Hopkins, Steven Poore, Erica Satifka, Neil Williamson
  • Non-Fiction: Laura Carroll, Lee Fletcher, D Franklin, Emeline Morin, Graeme K Talboys
  • Novella: Joel Cook, Alicia Fitton, Susan Oke, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Stephen Theaker
  • Short Fiction: Andrew Hook, Terry Jackman, Juliet Kemp, Tim Major, Sam Mohsen
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Promote Your Projects / Re: Theaker's Quarterly Fiction
« Last post by Rolnikov on July 09, 2018, 10:40:07 am »
Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #62 is kind of out now:

http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2018/06/theakers62.html

That is, the pdf is available, but I'm so busy with regular work that the ebook and print versions are on the backburner. In a return to our roots, this issue is entirely by me, though the wraparound cover by Howard Watts.

We've also announced the winners of the prestigious TQF awards:

http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2018/06/tqfawards2018-winners.html

BFS stalwart Allen Ashley took home the prize for best TQF story, for "Bound for Glory", Eastercon 2017 won best event, and Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling won best book.
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