The Best of British Fantasy 2019 contains two dozen tales of the weird and wonderful: featuring pensive houses, angry gods, ghosts, monsters, living statues, were-creatures, sorcerers, swordsmen, spells, skeletons, and, of course, the end of the world.
Table of contents:
- Leila Aboulela - "Competing Before the King"
- Nick Adams - "Demolition"
- Jess Brough - "Thank God in the Acknowledgements"
- Christopher Caldwell -" Canst Thou Draw Out the Leviathan"
- Eliza Chan - "Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts"
- Matt Dovey - "Why Aren't Millennials Continuing Traditional Worship of the Elder Dark?"
- Chikodili Emelumadu - "Sin Eater"
- Melanie Harding-Shaw - "The Fisher"
- Liz Jones - "The Redemption of Billy Zane"
- Kirsty Logan - "Birds Fell From the Sky and Each One Spoke in Your Voice"
- Tim Major - "O Cul-de-Sac"
- Helen McClory - "A Manual for Avoiding Further Harm from [Redacted]"
- Maura McHugh - "Wake the Dead"
- Dafydd McKimm - "The Colossus Stops"
- Tom Offland - "A Few Things I Miss About Skeletons"
- Karen Onojaife - "Tilt"
- Heather Parry - "Mr Fox"
- Den Patrick - "Timekeeper's Tarot"
- Gareth E. Rees - "Tyrannosaurs Bask in the Warmth of the Asteroid"
- Sara Saab - "Burrowing Machines"
- E Saxey - "No Children"
- Natalia Theodoridou - "What It Sounds Like When You Fall"
- Lavie Tidhar - "Dem Bones"
- Eleanor R. Wood - "What the Sea Reaps, We Must Provide"
Cover art by Jonathan E.
Edited by Jared Shurin
Reviews and further reading
Read the introduction to The Best of British Fantasy 2019 over on The Book Smugglers.