B. L. Charles

I am a UK-based scientist who spends my spare time writing speculative and historical fiction, often focusing on underrepresented voices in science and mythology. In 2021 I took the leap and started submitting work. Since then, I've won Globe Soup's short story competition and have other work published with Globe Soup, The Copperfield Review, Sundial Magazine, and Heroica. Astral Hunter is a feminist space-fantasy inspired by the myths of constellations.

Screenplay Award Category
After Yone hijacks a train to escape her totalitarian world, she discovers a shocking truth that sets her on a quest to unravel old mysteries, leading to the key to revolution. But Yone must find this key before the villainous matriarch can catch her.
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Tara Avery Mon, 11/07/2022 - 06:50

Fantastic world building. You've given just enough detail to make it interesting and not overwhelming. I really enjoyed this start.

Nikki Vallance Sun, 24/07/2022 - 16:26

There are so many moments to throw us off before pulling us back in. What I like especially is the way the ‘human’ story at the heart of everything feels so relatable. We know this is a fantasy world, some details of which we are yet to learn but the writing helps us trust we will be told when we need to be. We are with Yeon, it is her reality and so it is real to us too. Great first line too. Well done.