Science fiction and fantasy
News and eventsSymphony of War Declared
The second novel in the Kaddon Keys series is available in ebook.
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.
The BFS Award Nominations, And A Hiatus
This is possibly the best kind of jury duty there is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British Fantasy Awards 2010
WinnersBest Novel: the August Derleth Fantasy Award
ONE - Conrad Williams (Virgin Horror)
THE LANGUAGE OF DYING, Sarah Pinborough (PS Publishing)
Best Short Fiction
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT,
Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 20, edited by
Stephen Jones (Constable and Robinson)
LOVE SONGS FOR THE SHY AND CYNICAL, Robert Shearman
The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award
TELOS PUBLISHING, David Howe
Best Comic/Graphic Novel
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER?,
Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC Comics/Titan Books)
VINCENT CHONG, for work including covers for The Witnesses
Are Gone (PS Publishing) and The Mammoth Book of Best New
(Constable & Robinson)
ANSIBLE, David Langford
MURKY DEPTHS, edited and published by Terry Martin
DOCTOR WHO, head writer: Russell T Davies (BBC Wales)
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, directed by Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)
Best Newcomer – the Sydney J. Bounds Award
KARI SPERRING for LIVING WITH GHOSTS (DAW)
The British Fantasy Society Special Award: the Karl Edward
James Barclay was Master of Ceremonies for the 2010 British Fantasy Awards, presented at FantasyCon in Nottingham's Britannia Hotel. These are voted on by members of the British Fantasy Society, as well as people who attend FantasyCon, where the awards are announced.
Pictured from top to bottom are James Barclay, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Shearman, Terry Martin, Nicky and Pete Crowther of PS Publishing, Conrad Williams, and Sarah Pinborough.
TearsTwo award winners turned on the waterworks when the results were announced. David Howe of Telos Publishing was so moved by his accolade he couldn't contain himself. It was kind of sweet.
More soberly, Sarah Pinborough explained that The Language of Dying was inspired by the death of a friend, and she'd far rather have her friend than the award.
© Ros Jackson