Science fiction and fantasy


News and events

Symphony of War Declared
The second novel in the Kaddon Keys series is available in ebook.

WFC 2013
Impressions from the World Fantasy Convention held in Brighton in 2013.

Threat Of Massive Closures To Lincolnshire Libraries
Lincolnshire County Council plan to shut down two thirds of Lincolnshire libraries, and to slash mobile library services. They must be stopped.

FantasyCon 2012
The annual convention of the BFS at Brighton was the first convention to feature a dance-off between Joe Abercrombie and Tom Pollock. It may not be the last.

The In-Between Musical
A new fantasy musical concept album launches, but will Laura Tisdall get to put it on the stage?

SFF Imprints Launching
Berkley UK will debut, and Elsewhen Press is to expand into print.

Novacon 41
The 41st Novacon convention, held in Nottingham, featured John Meaney as Guest of Honour.

Lincoln Book Festival 2011
YA authors in costume, steamy paranormal romance, and eye-popping visual appeal from the 2011 Lincoln Book Festival.

Eastercon 2011
Pictures from the 62nd Illustrious Eastercon at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

Genre for Japan
The science fiction, fantasy and horror community is rallying in support of the people of Japan hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami and its aftermath.

An Interview With John Beachem
John riffs on zombies, trilogies and his plans for The Lorradda Stone, and the Dumbledore and Gandalf deathmatch in this interview.

British Fantasy Awards 2010
Pictures and results from the award ceremony of the British Fantasy Society.

The Heady Heights of Book Reviewing
Take a peek into the Headline offices, where bloggers were let loose on defenceless authors for the Headline Meets Online do on the 24th March.

The BFS Award Nominations, And A Hiatus

20th June 2013

The British Fantasy Society Award nominations are out.

I'm on the jury this year, which means I'll be involved in judging the best fantasy novel, horror novel, novella, short story, collection, anthology, magazine, graphic novel, and screenplay categories. That's a lot of reading, and in order to maintain the element of surprise I won't be posting my thoughts about these works until after the ceremony on November 3rd. It's a bit like Christmas: there's some really good stuff in there, but I'm going to make you wait because I'm basically a sadist anticipation is good for you.

In order to make time for this, I'm going to be on a posting hiatus on this blog until early to mid-July. Meanwhile, there's nothing to stop you from picking up the books, reading along, and making your own judgements about which ones deserve to win, and I would highly encourage you to do so.