The Best of British Fantasy 2018 cover

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The Best of British Fantasy 2018 (edited by) Jared Shurin

Limited Edition $40.00

Cover Artist: Matty Long

Editor Jared Shurin spread his net wide to discover the very best work published by British and British-based authors in 2018, whittling down the nearly 200 stories under consideration to just 21 selected (22 in the hardback edition) and two poems. These stories range from traditional sword and sorcery to contemporary fantasy, written by a mix of established fantasy authors, new voices, and those who are not usually associated with genre fiction. The result is a wonderfully diverse anthology of high quality tales.


  • Introduction by Jared Shurin
  • There’s a Witch in the Word Machine – Jenni Fagan                        
  • We Are Now Beginning Our Descent – Malcolm Devlin                
  • The Dance of a Thousand Cuts – Liam Hogan                              
  • A Son of the Sea – Priya Sharma                                                     
  • To Look Upon His Works – RJ Barker                                         
  • 12 Answers Only You Can Question – James Warner                    
  • The Woman Who Turned Into Soap – Harkiran Dhindsa              
  • Mushroom Speed Boosts – Ben Reynolds                                      
  • The Guile – Ian McDonald                                                            
  • We Can Make Something Grow Between The Mushrooms And The Snow – Kirsty Logan  
  • The Moss Child – Lisa Fransson                                                   
  • Boys – Lizzie Hudson                                                                    
  • The Farm at the World’s End – Helen McClory                             
  • The Prevaricator – Matthew Hughes                                              
  • The Small Island – Heather Parry                                                   
  • A Gift of Tongues – Paul McQuade                                               
  • Velocity – Steph Swainston                                                          
  • Counting the Pennies – Rhys Hughes                                            
  • The Councillor’s Visit – Beth Goddard                                           
  • Yard Dog – Tade Thompson                                                          
  • Dark Shells – Aliya Whiteley                                                          
  • Coruvorn – Reggie Oliver                                                               
  • The Godziliad – Adam Roberts                                                       
  • [Underground – Archie Black]   In the limited edition hardback only

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