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 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?
Martin Hanford has provided the artwork for the cover of Dark Horizons 57 and it looks like my story, Colonies, is the cover story. I’m going to claim it anyway, har har!
It’s out this month and you can discover the rest of the contents through the link above.
My short story, Colonies, will be appearing in Dark Horizons 57 in September. To see it, join the British Fantasy Society.
Alt Fiction is taking place in Derby on Saturday 12th June. The British Fantasy Society is holding an open meeting at it and TTA Press will have a stall, but there will be much, much more going on. The list of attendees is impressive; if the roof collapses then speculative fiction in the UK will cease to exist.
Doctor Dark will be published in New Horizons 7, which is the sister magazine to Dark Horizons. Both are available from the British Fantasy Society. You know the drill by now – join here. And even if you’re already a member, I’d still advise you to take out another year’s membership as it’s not due to be published until June 2011.
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.