Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #50


I have just received this bumper issue of TQF, celebrating their 50th issue and publishing since 2004.

Edited by Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood

Reviews and articles, plus stories by Rafe McGregor, David Tallerman, Howard Watts (who created most if not all of the marvellous TQF front covers and whose new novel I am about to start reviewing here), Michael Wyndham Thomas (whose diptych of a TQF novel I reviewed here), Douglas J. Ogurek, Mitchell Edgeworth, Matthew Amundsen, John Greenwood, Walt Brunston, Howard Phillips, Antonella Coriander.

All my previous reviews of TQF are linked from HERE.

**I intend to review all the fiction in the comment stream below as and when I read it.***

The Master of Clouds – Howard Stephen Watts


I have just purchased this Kindle novel for my iPad. It is a shame for me that there seems to be no real book version available.

THE MASTER OF CLOUDS by Howard Stephen Watts

The author is my favourite book cover artist (see the regular covers he provides for Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction and this one for BFS Journal #13).

My previous reviews of his fiction HERE and HERE and HERE.

**I intend to real-time review this novel in the comment stream below as and when I happen to read it.**

BFS Journal #13

bfs13My real-time review of the fiction and poetry in the British Fantasy Society Journal – issue 13 (2014, arriving with me today)

Fiction and poetry writers are: Suzanne J. Willis, Tina Rath, Allen Ashley, David Gullen, Robin Hickson, Sarah Doyle, S. Marcus Jones, Rachel Coles, Noeleen Kavanagh, Roy Gill, Marion Pitman, Rebecca Lloyd, Clifford Beal, Zoe F. Gilbert, Deborah Walker.

Editors: Sarah Newton, Ian Hunter
Typesetter: Stephen Theaker
Cover illustration: Howard Watts

This book was received as part of my membership of the BFS. As well as the fiction and poetry, there are several articles of interest to BFS members, and this paperback book comprises 192 pages.

My previous reviews of BFS publications are linked from HERE.




I have today ordered the TQF 48 & 49 books (the latter published tomorrow) from Amazon since I intend to ‘gestalt review’ their fiction stories by Charles Wilkinson, John Greenwood, Howard Watts, Stephen Theaker, Tim Jeffreys, Ross Gresham, Michael B. Tager, Antonella Coriander.image

My previous reviews of TQF publications HERE.

NB: I only review the fiction in each TQF, but there are TQF’s own reviews also contained in the books.

My review will take place in the comment stream below as I happen to read the stories in the normal course of my life…