I've been a member of the British Fantasy Society since the 1980s and this year is its fortieth anniversary and I'm delighted to have an epic fantasy poem called "The Fall of Tam Lin" in a special anthology called "Full Fathon Forty" edited by Chairperson David J. Howe which features "works by members and friends of the Society past and present. Here you will find angels and vampires, werewolves and killers, magicians and gentlemen, alien worlds and urban nightmares. Let the British Fantasy Society be your guide through a selection of the best fiction to be found on this world ... or beyond!"

Fellow Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle member Jim Steel has a story included, and the full line-up is:

Nina Allan, Suzanne Barbieri, Carl Barker, Mike Barrett, (Big) Ramsey Campbell (our leader), Jonathan Carroll
Adrian Chamberlin, Simon Clark, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards, Murray Ewing, Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Matthew Fryer, Stephen Gallagher, Cate Gardner, R B Harkess, Ian Hunter, Wilf Kelleher Jones, Jasper Kent, Joel Lane,
Stephen Laws, Mark Lewis, Alison J Littlewood, Steve Lockley, Graham Masterton, Peter Mark May, Geoff Nelder,
Kim Newman, Stan Nicholls, Martin Owton, Cas Peace, John Llewellyn Probert, Tina Rath, Steven Savile, Robert Shearman, Jim Steel, Sam Stone, Deborah Walker, and last but not least, that poet of the horror novel, Conrad Williams.

Some of these writers are among the best new talent around and others like Ramsey Campbell (the greatest horror short story writer ever), Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler, Joel Lane, Stephen Gallagher, Conrad Williams and the great Jonathan Carroll are essential authors as far as I'm concerned so I'm honoured to be in their company.

BFS members can pick up their copy at Fantasycon,and everyone else can order a copy here.

By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 01 August 2011 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(3466)