SF Tube Surfing: Race into Space, a new sci-film and The Best of British Fantasy 2019

LICAF - “Race into Space” Challenge - Extended Deadline

• Entries are starting to come in for the Lakes International Comic Art FestivalRace into Space” Challenge! Have you entered? £500 (just over $600) prize for winning entry. Full details here on the LICAF web site – deadline 21st July 2020

Crossover Point is a short sci-film written and directed by author and comics creator Antony Johnston, starring Moisés Chiullan and Casey McKinnon, which was made entirely during lockdown while all three were in isolation. You can watch it here on YouTube – and Antony talks about the project here on SciFi Bulletin

The Best of British Fantasy 2019

The Best of British Fantasy 2019 is out now. Editor Jared Shurin was determined to uncover the very best work published by British and British-based authors in 2019, ending up with as diverse and surprising a set of stories as you are likely to find anywhere. Full of wonder, wit, delight and malevolence. These stories range from traditional to contemporary fantasy, written by a mix of established authors and new voices, combining to provide a veritable potpourri of the fantastical.

The book features work by Leila Aboulela, Nick Adams, Jess Brough, Christopher Caldwell, Eliza Chan, Matt Dovey, Chikodili Emelumadu, Melanie Harding-Shaw, Liz Jones, Kirsty Logan, Tim Major, Helen McClory, Maura McHugh, Dafydd McKimm, Tom Offland, Karen Onojaife, Heather Parry, Den Patrick, Gareth E. Rees, Sara Saab, E. Saxey, Natalia Theodoridou, Lavie Tidhar and Eleanor R. Wood.

You can buy The Best of British Fantasy 2019 as as a paperback or a limited edition hardback from NewCon Press’s web site, or as an ebook from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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