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Announcements and Suggestions / Re: OLD BFS PUBLICATIONS NEED NEW HOME!
« Last post by Rolnikov on January 17, 2020, 01:30:03 pm »
Thanks - will do.
Announcements and Suggestions / Re: OLD BFS PUBLICATIONS NEED NEW HOME!
« Last post by David A. Sutton on January 17, 2020, 09:00:25 am »
Hi. I'm happy to send them to a new home with just the postage covered. Can we sort out the details? My email is
Announcements and Suggestions / Re: OLD BFS PUBLICATIONS NEED NEW HOME!
« Last post by Rolnikov on January 16, 2020, 01:53:29 pm »
I'd be happy to pay £20 to cover the postage and packaging, but I understand if you'd rather try to sell them.
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Radio interview about What the Wind Brings
« Last post by hapthorn on January 12, 2020, 07:59:06 pm »
I've done another interview with Chat and Spin Radio, based in northeast England (love the accents).  They've posted it as a podcast on Facebook.  The format is a mix of pop and chat, as the name of the show would indicate, and I come on at about the ten-minute mark.

What The Wind Brings is a slipstream historical novel based on true events:  shipwrecked African slaves on the jungle coast of Ecuador in the mid-1500s melded with the local indigenous people to form a new society that outfought and out-thought the conquistadors in Quito to win their freedom.

I waited more than forty years to write it.  It is my magnum opus.

Here's a link:
Announcements and Suggestions / OLD BFS PUBLICATIONS NEED NEW HOME!
« Last post by David A. Sutton on January 11, 2020, 10:39:57 am »
I have a batch of BFS publications from the 1970s onwards if anybody would like them. These include The British Fantasy Society Newsletter and BFS Bulletin, Dark Horizons and Fantasycon programme booklets. The postage will be £13.75 (UK), so if there are any offers over that, please reply to this topic. I can supply a list of the publications and dates if required.
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Rhys Hughes
« Last post by rhysaurus on December 16, 2019, 04:10:46 pm »
Better the Devil has been just an ebook for the past six years. Now it is a paperback book as well.

More than 100,000 words of fiction and featuring eighty-six stories, it is a volume of my collected chapbooks that have previously been available only in limited editions or as ebooks, namely Romance with Capsicum, The Skeleton of Contention, Madonna Park, Plutonian Parodies, Young Tales of the Old Cosmos, To Err is Divine, The Devil You Don't, and The Dangerous Strangeness. Some of these chapbooks have been extremely rare. The earliest story here is my earliest surviving story, and the volume samples my career from 1989 to 2012.

The author A. A. Attanasio wrote the following about this big collection, "...dazzling disintegrations of the reality principle. These are rites of passage to the greater world beyond common sense. Their levity raises the bar on profundity and sets a comic standard for the tragic limits of our human experience. Like parables, these antic tales reveal by hiding. And like the Uncertainty Principle, they guard the secret of being from intellectual bondage. They're fun! Like Beckett on nitrous oxide. Like Kafka with a brighter sense of humor."

Available from Amazon at:

Thanks for listening :-)
BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« Last post by Rolnikov on December 15, 2019, 05:40:34 pm »
They had one the day before yesterday, and I think that was the first since last Christmas. Your best bet at the moment is probably the events page on the BFS Facebook group:

There's also a BFS Events Twitter account:

And there's an Events calendar on the website, if you dig a bit:
BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« Last post by Djibril on December 12, 2019, 09:03:46 pm »
Are there still BFS socials in London? If they're not announced here in the forums any more, where would I go to find out about them?
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Radio interview to promote What the Wind Brings
« Last post by hapthorn on November 21, 2019, 09:05:53 pm »
Preparatory to the release of What the Wind Brings, my big historical novel with magical realism, in paperback and ebook editions on December 15, my publisher has engaged a publicist to draw attention to me and the book.  As a consequence, Iíve been getting lined up for radio interviews wherever someone has a time slot to fill.

The most recent has been with Britainís Southside Broadcasting during a live drive-time (UK time, that is) program that has now been archived at

I come on just after Paul McCartney sings, at about 24:50.  Itís about a twelve-minute interview, starting off with chatter about speechwriting and housesitting, two of things Iím known for, and then we get into plugging the book and the launch Ė which will be at Academie Duello, on West Hastings Street in Vancouver, sometime in the afternoon of December 15.  There will also be demonstrations of swordfighting styles and techniques, by people who actually know what theyíre doing.

Click on the link and listen in.
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David A. Riley
« Last post by David A. Riley on October 28, 2019, 10:19:52 am »
I so far have three stories due to be reprinted in various publications next year.

The latest is Help-Plants, which will appear in Martian Wave from Alban Publishing. This story was first published in Aboriginal Science Fiction.

Two other stories will appear in Lovecraftiana: Lurkers and The Shadow by the Altar.

Currently I have one story in the latest issue of Phantasmagoria Magazine: Their Cramped Dark World, and a second, Lock-In in Gruesome Grotesques #5, due next month, the Twilight Zone issue, as well as Writer's Cramp in Terror Tales of Northwest England.
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