Powers Steps Into Mythcon Gap

World Fantasy Award winner John Crowley has had to cancel his appearance as Author Guest of Honor at Mythcon 50 for personal reasons. We hope it is nothing too serious! However Tim Powers, who himself is twice a World Fantasy Award winner, has stepped into the gap as a replacement Author Guest of Honor.   Tim has already been... Continue Reading →

Mythopoeic Awards Finalists for 2019 Announced

The Mythopoeic society have announced the shortlists for their annual awards. The society delivers awards in four categories, for Adult Literature, Children's Literature, Inklings Studies, and Myth and Fantasy Studies. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2017 or 2018 that... Continue Reading →

Out This Week! 17th June 2019

19th June 2019 - Dustborn - T.W. Piperbrook Danger comes in many forms... Tired, dirty, and sick, the Red Rock survivors eke out an existence on the Watchers' cliffs, hoping to avoid the monster. But life up high is almost as bad as life on the ground.Water is scarce, and no meal is guaranteed. And deep inside the... Continue Reading →

Good Show, Sir, Good Show

We've spoken before on this site about book covers, where we listed a few of our favourite book covers. Today we shine the spotlight the other way, those covers that are so bad, so very bad, that they become works of art in their own right. We all know the ones, they are more prevalent... Continue Reading →

Deciding What To Write – Kindle Store

Following on from our post about Google Trends, today I'm going to run you through another tool that can be used to measure trends, Amazon's Kindle Store. Amazon's dominance of the internet sales market is just as pronounced, if not more so, in the independent publishing world as within the rest of retail. With their... Continue Reading →

Featured Friday! Shari Sakurai

Shari Sakurai is a British author of paranormal, horror, science fiction and fantasy novels that almost always feature a LGBT protagonist and/or antagonist. She has always loved to write and it is her escape from the sometimes stressful modern life! Aside from writing, Shari enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to (loud!) music, going to rock... Continue Reading →

Laborotics – Degen Hill

Electricity coursed through the concrete bunker that housed Unit 11, bringing the 30 androids to life. Green lights atop each mechanical worker flickered on while their gears clicked, unlocking them from their charge stations.  C-17 clenched his black mechanical hand into a fist and then slowly flexed each of his five, tri-jointed metal fingers until... Continue Reading →

Deciding What To Write – Google Trends

The niche trends in the publishing industry are notoriously difficult to predict, this is doubly true in our chosen genres of speculative fiction. While many authors and readers outside of the fandom are quite happy to paint the genre with a wide brush of "speculative fiction" we, as fans, are aware of a lot more... Continue Reading →

Winners of the BSFA Awards Announced

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the winners of their awards for work published in 2018. There were four categories up for grabs, Best Novel, Best Shorter Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Artwork. The winners in each catergory are listed below: Best Novel Embers of War by Gareth L Powell (Titan Books) Best Shorter Fiction... Continue Reading →

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