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.
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.
Lincoln Book Festival 2011
14th May 2011
Lincoln Drill Hall
Claire Kinton and R. H. Stewart
G. L. Twynham
The Drill HallSaturday May 14th was Children's Festival Day at the eighth Lincoln Book Festival, and I was privileged to meet a lot of fascinating people writing YA and children's fiction. The event took place at the Lincoln Drill Hall, although there was a bit of a snafu about this. Originally it was billed for The Lawns. When I arrived there with my family we weren't the only ones wandering around bewildered and lost, wondering why the venue was closed and there were no signposts or notices explaining what was going on.
One trek down Steep Hill later and we found the right place. We knew it was right because it was like wandering into a fancy dress party, which is how all children's book fairs should be. Authors, publicists and wandering drama groups had gone to a great deal of effort to put on a show.
Claire Kinton dressed as an angel to represent her characters in the fantasy Dead Game, whilst R. H. Stewart donned his top hat to illustrate his historical fantasies, which mix action from a diverse range of eras.
Total E-Bound swag
Although the Drill Hall was host to the children's festival, the atmosphere in the Green Room
was distinctly adults-only. This was where Total E-Bound
were hiding out. They sell romance, with a slant towards explicit and paranormal tales. Most of their
releases are in ebooks, but they do produce paperbacks as well.