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Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on March 09, 2018, 12:44:12 pm »
Praise for Johan Fundin and his novels of suspense

“An excellent read—a real page turner throughout.”
From A Yellow House book reviews & features

“Johan Fundin has a gift for creating atmosphere.”

“Creepy and captivating.”
NetGalley review

What readers are saying

“A fascinating way of playing with genre.”

“Really exciting from beginning to end.”

“What a shocker! It’s really, really good! 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.”

“What a thrilling story! Impressive!”

“Keeps you guessing all the way.”
Introductions / Re: Hello BFS!
« Last post by HHulbert on March 07, 2018, 09:33:23 am »
Hi Emma! I'm new here too, but I'm afraid I have nothing to add to your lovely introduction as you and I seem to be basically the same person :-P
No, just kidding... But I am also trying out this whole short-story thing. How are you finding it? I am enjoying it a lot more than I had expected!
Looking forward to seeing some of your work when you're ready to debut. Horizons accepted my first short story this year and the editors help (with the editing, obv.) has been
Best wishes!
British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2018
« Last post by Rolnikov on March 06, 2018, 01:24:16 pm »
This month’s bulletin says that voting will begin soon, so this might be a good time for members to check the suggestions list and let the awards admin know about any mistakes on it, especially with regard to your own projects.

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."

Hope that members get to make suggestions for the Karl Edward Wagner Award this year. It’d be good as well to have a bit of information about the Legends of FantasyCon award. I know it’s not a BFA, but it’d be interesting to know how it is decided, e.g. whether it’s by the BFS committee like the KEW award currently is, or by the FantasyCon committee.
Promote Your Projects / Re: TFF Reviews
« Last post by Rolnikov on March 01, 2018, 08:17:26 am »
I tried to exaggerate, but at least one review had people saying that I must have read the book... There was another that was of a very old non-fiction book that had no information easily accessible on the internet, so with that I felt a responsibility to at least make sure the review contained true facts about it. It was fun, though, and I might do it again next Comic Relief. Might be an easier sell now that there are previous examples to point to.
Promote Your Projects / Re: TFF Reviews
« Last post by Djibril on February 28, 2018, 04:47:57 pm »
That's a good point. Reviews of fake titles are easier in a way—you can either exaggerate them to the point of grotesqueness to make the satirical nature clear, or you can decide that no harm, no foul: if someone thinks it's real they're not going to be able to buy the book by accident anyway. (or boycott the book, if you've slated it…)

How did you make it clear they were fake? (Without, presumably, saying so overtly.)
Introductions / Re: Hello BFS!
« Last post by Emma Rose on February 26, 2018, 01:03:48 pm »
I just googled it, looks cool I'll recommend it for his next Library haul! :)
Introductions / Re: just saying hello
« Last post by Rolnikov on February 24, 2018, 12:08:56 am »
Welcome to the forum and the society, Rick.
Promote Your Projects / Re: TFF Reviews
« Last post by Rolnikov on February 24, 2018, 12:04:15 am »
I thought that sounded interesting - Valeria mentions Borges, and I was thinking of Stanislaw Lem's A Perfect Vacuum. When I was writing fake reviews of real books for my Comic Relief project last year, what I found hardest was making it obvious that the reviews were fake.
Introductions / Re: just saying hello
« Last post by David A. Riley on February 23, 2018, 08:49:34 pm »
Hi Rick! Welcome.
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