Good Homes Wanted

November 28, 2012

Peter Coleborn is getting rid of some magazines and all you have to do is pay the postage. Some of the BFS titles are particularly hard to track down (especially for non-members) but there are also some Interzones in there too.

Dark Horizons

October 1, 2010

The British Fantasy Society is restructuring its magazines and amalgamating them into a new hardback volume.

It looks like putting my stories in five of the last six issues was too much for Dark Horizons. I’m poison, I tell you! Seriously, though, I’m going to miss it. It’s been a delight working with Stephen Theaker and, before him, Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards.

Dark Horizons 57

September 14, 2010

Dark Horizons 57 has now been published and contains fiction from Malcolm Laughton, Stephen Bacon, Charlotte Bond, Zachary Jernigan and – tra-la – me. Louise Morgan interviews Mark Charan Newton, Jenny Barber interviews Aliette de Boddard, Stephen Theaker interviews Allen Ashley, and Mike Barrett writes about the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series. Poems a-plenty from Allen Ashley,  J.R. Salling, Graylin,  Sarah Doyle, Ian Hunter, Roy Gray,  Alessio Zanelli and Rick Coonrod. And it’s all wonderfully illustrated by Martin Hanford, John Shanks, Inna Hansen, Alf Klosterman, David Bezzina and Les Edwards.

Of course, to get it you have to join the British Fantasy Society. Or you can try and buy a copy at FantasyCon next weekend. However, if you join the BFS you will also get a copy of the latest Prism, not to mention £10 off the price of a FantasyCon ticket. What to do?


June 13, 2010

My short story, Colonies, will be appearing in Dark Horizons 57 in September. To see it, join the British Fantasy Society.

Dark Horizons 56

April 7, 2010

 Artwork by Howard Watts.

The latest British Fantasy Society mailing contains Dark Horizons 56, which in turn contains my short story The Bordello of Doom. There is also fiction from Val Gryhin, Ian Hunter, Niall Boyce, Philip Meckley, Rafe McGregor, Ralph Robert Moore, Patrick Whitaker and Andrew Knighton; poetry from Ian Hunter, Charles Christian, Jan Edwards, Peter Coleborn, Diana Lewis and Allen Ashley; articles and interviews from, by and about Simon Bestwick, Martin Roberts, Mike Barrett, Brian Stableford, Jenny Barber and Stephen Theaker; and it is illustrated by Inna Hansen and Mark Pexton.

This mailing also comes with the March 2010 issue of Prism (packed, as usual, with news and reviews) and a voting form for the British Fantasy Awards. You’re going to be fed up with voting before the summer’s out, aren’t you? Just don’t mix them up and put Cthulu into Number 10.

Dark Horizons is available as an eBook to BFS members and, from this issue onwards, to members of the Australian Horror Writers Association

Join the BFS here.

Again, Dark Horizons 55

April 7, 2010

You can now buy Dark Horizons 55 even if you’re not a member of the British Fantasy Society. 

But you really should be a member, of course. It’s for your own good.

The Bordello of Doom

January 17, 2010

No relation to the Cave of Doom, I have to say – apart from having the same author, obviously – but The Bordello of Doom will be appearing in Dark Horizons 56 in March. Of course, you will have to join the British Fantasy Society to read it.

What’s that? You’ve just joined? Excellent…

Well, I Been Busy…

December 20, 2009

The latest British Fantasy Society mailing came out at the start of the month.

It has Dark Horizons 55, which has fiction from Richard Ford, Naoko Awa, Alex Davis, Mike Phillips, Alison J. Littlewood, Ian Hunter, Mike Chinn, Ralph Robert Moore, Astrid Klemz, Shaun Jeffrey, Douglas Thompson and me; poetry from Michael Fantina, Wade German and Victor D. Infante; and articles by Mike Barret, Paul Campbell and Craig Herbertson on Clifford Ball, C. Hall Thompson, Charles N. Grant and E.C. Tubb.

It also has New Horizons 4, which has fiction by J.M. Harris, Matt Finucane, John Tait, Philip Harris, Mark Butler, Elana Gomel, Eva Eliav and Tom Knights; and an interview with Steve Upham.

Wait! There’s also The British Fantasy Society Yearbook 2009, containing fiction from Mark Morris, Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Allyson Bird, Mark Chadbourn, Juliet E. McKenna, Tim Lebbon, Kaaron Warren, Andrew Lockley, Conrad Williams, Sarah Pinborough, Gary McMahon, Adam L.G. Nevill, Garry Kilworth, Nicholas Royle, James Barclay, Suzi Feay, Gary Fry, Daniel O’Mahony and Rob Shearman.

Finally, there’s a newsletter and a voting paper for the BFS Awards. Join the BFS here and get more fiction than you can read in a year.


November 27, 2009

Aliette de Boddard has been doing some research and it turns out that Interzone stories are eligible for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America‘s annual Nebula awards. This is because they are published online by Fictionwise. This should also apply to other magazines and publications that are available online, such as Jupiter, Dark Horizons and so on.

Feel free to nominate and vote if you’re a SFWA member…

BFS Facebook

August 7, 2009

Official advance warning about the next Dark Horizons, for those who don’t believe me. And why should you?

The BFS generally  only prints enough copies for its members and contributors so you’ll have to join here, unless swine flu decimates the numbers after it’s been printed. That will mean you’ll be able pick up a copy on eBay.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

June 5, 2009

Anthony G. Williams reviews Interzone 222 and Dark Horizons 54 in Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Dark Horizons 54

April 3, 2009

The latest British Fantasy Society mailing has been, uh, mailed. My story, Passing Through, leads Dark Horizons 54. There’s also fiction from Andrew Knighton, Jan Edwards, Brendan Connell, Douglas Thompson, Mathew F. Riley, and Ross Gresham, poetry from Ian Hunter, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Skadi meic Beorh, an interview with Robert Holdstock, and a selection of articles about James Blaylock, David Gemell, Clive Barker, J.R.R Tolkien and others.

The Easter 2009 issue of Prism is also in this mailing and, as well as a pile of reviews and news items, contains the usual columns from Ramsay Campbell, Eric Brown, and Guy Adams.

Join the BFS here. Or at least have a look at the happy smile on the face of the President. You wouldn’t want to make him cry, would you?

Approaching Dark Horizons 54

February 25, 2009

The British Fantasy Society has posted the contributor biographies for Dark Horizons 54. Dominic Harman’s cover artwork, The Hellbound Heart, can be seen here.


February 20, 2009

I’ve just sent updated details to Stephen Theaker for the contributor’s notes to go with my story in Dark Horizons 54.

Of course, as soon as I’d sent them I realised that I’d missed something out. I’ve got a perfectly good filing system – I just need to remember to look at it occasionally.

British Fantasy Society & FantasyCon

September 16, 2008

Dang! I can no longer claim to have a story in the current issue of Dark Horizons. The latest BFS mailing arrived today and it contains Dark Horizons 53. The good news is that it has a story and a poem from fellow GSFWCer Ian Hunter. Eric Brown also says some very nice things about the GSFWC in his Prism column. We really must hand over those negatives some day.

Eric won’t be at FantasyCon this weekend, and neither will I. However, if you’re heading down (or up, or across) to Nottingham, feel free to buy some copies of Dark Horizons from the BFS stall. I particularly recommend issue 52. And if you’re looking for any GSFWC people then the bar should probably be your first port of call.


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