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Fantasycon 2022 by Susan May Oke

The British Fantasy Society annual convention was held September 17th – 18th at the Raddison Red Hotel, Heathrow. Although a slightly curtailed version of the annual convention that we all know and love, it was still well worth the time, … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford 3

Ramya JegatheesanAs a newbie, it feels like I’ve now got into the comfortable swing of things. I know what the day will bring – copious amounts of food, wine and useful, weird conversations. The weather today was clear and bright, … Continue reading

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A First Milford by Georgina Kamsika

I’m not sure when I first heard of Milford – it was something that is just known. The Milford Writer’s Workshop. The Milford Method. They existed and I knew of them. I also knew it was for published authors, so … Continue reading

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A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders – A review by Ian Creasey

George Saunders won the Booker Prize in 2017 for his first (and so far only) novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, but before this he rose to prominence as an author of short fiction, winning numerous awards for individual stories and … Continue reading

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Humber SFF by Sue Oke

Humber SFF (Speculative Fiction) organises free events for those interested in science fiction, fantasy, horror and speculative fiction in general. These events feature both established and upcoming writers who discuss their work and offer up readings from their most recent … Continue reading

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Naming Favorites by Nancy Jane Moore

A few years ago I heard someone ask Vonda N. McIntyre which of her novels was her favorite. Her answer? “The one I’m working on now.” It’s possible that she meant she was most excited about that particular book, the … Continue reading

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The Literary Laddership for Emerging African Authors by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Back in 2016, I came across a seemingly ordinary young woman who’d recently moved from Lagos to Bristol. She’d decided to start a writers’ fund in her grandparents’ name. Small change, it seemed like at the time: £160, which came … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty: Milford One -1972 and Beyond – A Retrospective by David Redd

From David Redd’s Milford retrospective (website) and comments from his 2019 interview in SF Magazines. Milford 1972 attendeesMark Adlard * Brian Aldiss * James Blish * John Brunner * Kenneth Bulmer * Richard Cowper * Judith Anne Lawrence (Judy Blish) … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty by David Gullen

Like many people I came to my first Milford with feelings of excitement and fear. I was not disappointed. My novel opening, which I had worked on so hard, was critiqued with attention to detail and the eye of experience. … Continue reading

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War! What Is It Good For? Remix 2022 – by Juliet E McKenna

Like many other authors, I have been thinking what a hard time a writer would have with an editor, if they presented a fictional character to equal the very real Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, voice of Paddington Bear, … Continue reading

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