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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:47 pm 
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Thanks, Lawrence. I should say in fairness that the review of the Baskervilles GN was by Rafe McGregor - it does sound good though.

Vern, if it's any consolation, I'm in the doghouse with Mrs Theaker for writing such a mean review! :cry:

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[quote=Vern, if it's any consolation, I'm in the doghouse with Mrs Theaker for writing such a mean review! :cry:[/quote]

Perhaps that will teach you to lie to your readers then and say nicer things about me lol!

You can tell Mrs. T from me, there is no bad blood and I respect an honest critic. Hell, I'll buy you a pint anytime.

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I'm pleased to announce that my short story, "Bigger Than The Beetles" will be published in Postscripts #19 this August from PS Publishing. Really pleased to have finally cracked this market.

And whilst on the subject of self-promotion, copies of my 2005 Crowswing Books collection, "Beyond Each Blue Horizon", which is no longer available from the publisher, can now be bought direct from my website.

I have both formats of the book available. The signed limited edition hardback with cover art by Richard Marchand (which was originally £20), and the signed limited edition slipcase version (originally £75!). Both versions are now priced at £10 plus p&p.

Graham Joyce was kind enough to write the following: "This collection of disturbing vignettes and cleverly fractured narratives is full of exciting language and seductive philosophical insight. Andrew Hook is a wonderfully original writer."

Here are some sample reviews:

"In Beyond Each Blue Horizon, Hook proves himself a master of slipstream. His stories range from the darkly apocalyptic to the hopefully visionary, some brilliant and none less than satisfactory." Dru Pagliassotti, The Harrow

"An honest, intense, immensely readable feast of good writing and startlingly original ideas and vivid characterisations that will stay with the reader for a long time after the book is closed. I tried to read it slowly, I couldn't. It pulled me in, intrigued me and wouldn't let go until I reached the last page." Terry Gates-Grimwood, Whispers of Wickedness

"The best way to read it is to treat yourself to at most one story a day, with other reading in between to resensitise your imagination for the broiling Hook is going to give you afresh each time." Djibril, The Future Fire

Treat yourselves :D

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Finally Jupiter has woken up to the emergence of the blog. We now have a blog at http://jupitersf.blogspot.com/, so feel free to pop by and leave your comments on what we're upto.

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It's been a while since our last newsletter, but plenty has been happening. First up we have a new book to announce: Pictures of the Dark is Simon Bestwick's first out-and-out horror story collection - 23 powerful short stories and novelettes. This is essential genre reading, make no mistake about that, and copies will be with us within the next week or so. Preorder this wonderful book.

Second, we've been experimenting with a new printer for our hardcovers - the one and only Biddles. The first title produced this way is Mindful of Phantoms by Gary Fry, a collection of 18 supernatural short stories. It's available in a flat-signed jacketed affordable edition (limited to 200 copies worldwide).

Now some news of forthcoming titles: after opening our doors to proposals, we've just signed up two new books*.

One will be Gray Matter 4, the latest in our series of novellas, but this time we've really got a treat in store: Groaning Shadows will collect four of Paul Finch's wonderful novellas. These have never been published before, and each demonstrates Paul's mastery of the form. More info to follow.

The other is our first novel. The Castle of Los Angeles is Bram Stoker award-winner Lisa Morton's superb ghostly tale of a theatre, a serial killer and much, much more. It's terrifying, touching and wonderfully atmospheric. It has an intro by Gary Braunbeck and an endorsement from Dennis Etchison. More info to follow.

I think that's all for now. Keep an eye on the website for further developments.

Best wishes -

Gary Fry
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And the Bestwick is now in stock and shipping . . .

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For those wanting to add a little romance to your stories/novels, why not come along to our Breaking Into Romance course on December 5th.

Adding romance to your work can be a daunting task, but this will help you.

If you want to go a little further, in April 2010 we have the UK's best-selling Mills & Boon author teaching her course over two days.

You can find out more about these at our site at http://www.residentialtraining.co.uk.

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 Post subject: Upcoming Short Stories
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Got a couple of plugs here. I'll put them out in one shot.

First, I will be coming soon to the Premiere Issue of THE MARTIAN WAVE (Sam's Dot Publishing; used to be a webzine, now a quarterly print): http://lawrencedagstine.com/2009/06/12/ ... ming-soon/

Then I'll be making my second appearance in M-BRANE SF. Issue #9: http://lawrencedagstine.com/2009/06/27/ ... ming-soon/

Then I'll be going "digital" with a few places... Here is one of them debuting at Killercon 2009 in Las Vegas (more details to come in the next few weeks regarding my conversion to digital). So, yeah, you'll be able to download lots of fresh goodies to your e-Readers.

DAMNATION BOOKS: http://lawrencedagstine.com/2009/07/02/ ... ming-soon/

And very popular with religious/Christian/Hard SF audiences over here in the States, and been around for quite a while, NOVA SCIFI (they remind me of the American version of Jupiter. Same size and everything). My 5th and 6th appearances there will come around Fall and Spring of next year: http://lawrencedagstine.com/2009/04/21/ ... ring-2010/

Just a few of the things coming out Summer-Fall 2009.

Cheers,

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I've just sold my existential novella, "And God Created Zombies", to NewCon Press for probable publication later this year!

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A big thank you to Des Lewis for starting his real-time review of Bull Running for Girls.

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This is not so much a plug, just some early news about my 2010 "jump" to the Digital Age of Genre and my turning 20% of my site into a small Genre Shop (networking and trading purchase info when the time comes; which may interest other authors), and also investment talk over a new venture come 2011.

http://lawrencedagstine.com/2009/07/04/ ... ming-soon/

Once again, this is all very new, but while I have to tackle a little non-fiction/old-fashioned freelancing to pay the utilities, I figured now would be the right time to put this up. My first e-title is entitled: VISITATION RIGHTS. It's a never-before-done ghost story wth a surprise ending. It will be released, however, September 2009 online and at the convention KILLERCON in Las Vegas.

There is also a FRESH BLOOD Contest in the works.

Cheers,

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tales from the smoking room re-upped on ebay

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^ Worth it for the Stephen Bacon story alone!

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Happy to announce that my new novelette 'For you Faustine' will appear at Fantasycon 2009. Published by Chris Teague of Pendragon Press. The story is set on Coney Island, New York, and involves the Lamia myth, the mafia and Swinburne's poetry.

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Many congrats Allyson!

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