Over the years the British Fantasy Society has issued dozens of publications, on all manner of subjects, including fiction, biographies and bibliographies. Editors, authors, writers and artists have been as many and varied as their subject matter. The society currently produces two periodicals, somewhat irregularly: the BFS Journal, a paperback magazine, and Shelflings, a reviews ezine. Members receive each item published by the BFS during their membership period.
Prism (originally known as the Bulletin) and Dark Horizons first appeared in 1971. Later, a range of booklets was produced as bonus items, as part of the membership, although each had a price tag for resale to non-members through specialist shops. Eventually, the BFS began to publish paperback and hardback books, such as The Age of Chaos (2002) and Houses on the Borderland (2008). From the very outset it has been the BFS’s aim to produce items that will appeal to a wide audience and endure as tributes to favourite authors and subject matters in the best way possible.
Buying our publications
The only way to be sure of getting every new BFS publication is to join the society. Occasionally we may have surplus copies of some publications available – email the stockholder to ask about availability. For older titles, searching on Amazon or eBay is probably the best bet.