I can also now announce that Helen Marshall has won the British Fantasy Award 2013 for Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award). Helen is a ferociously-talented writer who will have a massive impact on the field in coming years. And, yes, I am very happy with the decision that the jury reached. It was a strong field too, and several others on the shortlist would have made worthy winners.
Guy Haley’s iRobot (Interzone 244) and Philip Suggars’ Automatic Diamanté (Interzone 247) are the featured stories in this week’s podcast. Well, it’s last week’s podcast now – but it’s still available.
If you still haven’t sampled the podcasts from the District of Wonders stable then you’re missing out on some excellent hours of listening. And they’re free, although they won’t object if you want to send a contribution their way.