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The Best of British Fantasy 2018 - Table of Contents

The Best of British Fantasy 2018 - Recommended Reading List

A list of 'honourable mentions' - forty other interesting stories by British (or UK resident) authors, all first published in 2018:

  • "Crooks Landing, By Scaffold" by G.V. Anderson (Nightmare)
  • "The Lord's Prayer, From Memory" and "The King's Escape" by Jez Burrows (Dictionary Stories)
  • "We All Know About Desire" by Regi Claire (For Books' Sake)
  • "La Ténébreuse" by Storm Constantine (The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors)
  • "The Giulia Effect" by Barbara Davies (Making Monsters)
  • "Homebrew Wine Recipes for Favourable Effects, from the Regrettable Life of Mrs Poulman" by Matt Dovey (Arsenika)
  • "Ain't That the Truth" by Bryn Fortey (Compromising the Truth)
  • "The Species Assimilation Unit" by Mike Fox (Cabinet of Heed)
  • "Sunflower seeds and supernatural beings" by Anita Goveas (Willow Lit)
  • "The Thought Gatherers" by Victoria Haslam (Mismatched Metacarpals)
  • "Counter Curse" by Cat Hellisen (Learning How to Drown)
  • "A Little Star" by Verity Holloway (Far Horizons)
  • "Ash" by Elizabeth Hopkinson (Fairytalez)
  • "The Blitz of Din Barham" by Cameron Johnston (Heroic Fantasy Quarterly)
  • "The Book of Mammon" by Michael Krawec (Mismatched Metacarpals)
  • "Witness" by Kim Lakin-Smith (Holding on by our Fingertips)
  • "The Hero of Aral Pass" by Mark Lawrence (The Art of War)
  • "Channeling Aphrodite" by Rachel Lister (Spelk)
  • "Ways to Wake" by Alison Littlewood (Nightmare)
  • "Domestic Magic" by Kirsty Logan (This Dreaming Isle)
  • "The Other Tiger" by Helen Marshall (The Silent Garden)
  • "The Leonard Cohen Waltzing Society for Half-drunk Fuckwits" by Helen McClory (Vol 1 Brooklyn)
  • "How the Mighty" by Daniel Micklethwaite (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • "How the Tree of Wishes Gained its Carapace of Plastic" by Jeannette Ng (Not So Stories)
  • "How the Simurgh Won her Tail" by Ali Nouraei (Not So Stories)
  • "Beyond the Border" by Benedict Patrick (From the Shadows of the Owl Queen's Court)
  • "Meet the Family" by Charlotte Pratt (EconoClash Review Vol 1)
  • "The Green-Hearted Girl" by Ella Risbridger (Make More Noise)
  • "Blessed" by Geoff Ryman (Fantasy & Science Fiction)
  • "Blocks" by George Sandison (BFS Horizons)
  • "Small Town Stories" by Priya Sharma (All The Fabulous Beasts)
  • "The Cocktail Party in Kensington Gets Out of Hand" by Robert Shearman (This Dreaming Isle)
  • "The Vigil of Talos" by Huw Steer (Making Monsters)
  • "Tales of the Immortals" by Steph Swainston (Turning Point)
  • "Yiwu" by Lavie Tidhar (
  • "The Pit King" by Ryan Vance (F(r)iction Magazine)
  • "The Logicians" by James Warner (Ninth Letter)
  • "Blood and Smoke, Vinegar and Ashes" by DP Watt (The Silent Garden)
  • "The Palace of Force and Fire" by Ron Weighell (The Silent Garden)
  • "Nox Una" by Marian Womack (The Silent Garden)
  • "The Imprint of Leaves" by Elizabeth Xifaras (The Cabinet of Heed)

The Table of Contents for The Best of British Fantasy 2018 can be found here.

The Best of British Fantasy 2018 will be available at all good bookstores.

It is now available for pre-order directly from the publisher.