British Fantasy Awards 2010 Longlist

March 19, 2010

Red Christmas has been recommended for the 2010 British Fantasy Society short story award. Chuffed, I am.

There are also recommendations for seven Interzone stories in the short story and novella catagories, and Ansible Link is recommended in the non-fiction catagory. One of the stories in Dark Horizons 55 receives a recommendation and, in the magazine catagory, Interzone, Polluto and Supernatural Tales all got recommended. TTA Press is recommended for the PS Publishing best small press award.

And congratulations to everyone else. I may have miscounted, so check the full list here.

British Fantasy Society Publications

January 24, 2010

Anthony G. Williams reviews Dark Horizons 55 and New Horizons 4 in Science Fiction & Fantasy.

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…

Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll 2009

January 11, 2010

The annual Preditors & Editors Poll for the best of 2009 is underway, and already there are votes for GSWFC members, Interzone, BBR, Dark Horizons and many others. Feel free to join in before the closing date of 14th January.

A running total of the results can be found here.

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…

Autumn BFS Mailing

October 28, 2009

The British Fantasy Society autumn mailing, which includes a chunky Dark Horizons 55 amongst its other wonderments, is being mailed out on the 6th/7th November.

And you can only be sure of getting it by joining the BFS, although a blood sacrifice to the Elder Gods might achieve the same end.

The Hellbound Heart

September 8, 2009


Artwork by Dominic Harman.

This is what Dark Horizons 54 looks like. It’s still the current issue, but Dark Horizons 55 is out later this month and then it won’t be.  Of course, you have to join the British Fantasy Society to get your hands on one but I don’t make the rules. Yes, I am already aware that we live in a harsh, malevolent universe.

Dark Horizons T-Shirt

September 6, 2009

Wear it with pride. Buy it first, though.

Dark Horizons 55 ebook

August 24, 2009












Artwork by Arthur Wang.

The line-up for Dark Horizons 55 has been released. There’s fiction from Richard Ford, Naoko Awa (tr. Toshiya Kamei), Alex Davis, Mike Phillips, Alison J. Littlewood, Ian Hunter, Mike Chinn, Ralph Robert Moore, Astrid Klemz, Shaun Jeffrey, Douglas Thompson and myself, plus poetry from Michael Fantina, Wade German and Victor D. Infante, and non-fiction from Mike Barrett, Paul Campbell and Craig Herbertson. As well as Arthur Wang, you will see artwork by David Bezzina, Jackie Burns, Mark Pexton, Dominic Harman, John Shanks and Ally Thompson. It is edited with skill and precision by Stephen Theaker.

The print edition is out in September, but British Fantasy Society members can get the ebook edition now. It has most of the contents mentioned above, including my contribution. Go here for details.

Sailors of the Skies

August 18, 2009

Here’s the cover of Dark Horizons 55.

Out next month, get it here, etc. You know the drill by now.

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.

Crossing Dark Horizons 54

July 31, 2009

Dark-Draco reviews Dark Horizons 54 at Book Crossing.

The Beating Heart

June 30, 2009

Stephen Theaker will be publishing my novelette, The Beating Heart, in the next issue of the British Fantasy Society‘s Dark Horizons.

If you want to get a copy of Dark Horizons 55, join the BFS here.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

June 5, 2009

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


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