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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:37 pm 
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I've been asked several times why I haven't plumped for the far cheaper and more lucrative, not to mention safer, option of producing Murky Depths as a PDF magazine, or at least giving the readers a choice. While, as publishing editor of Murky Depths -- as the collector, sifter and distributor of art in its broadest sense -- I am, at the end of the day, selling a product. There's no two ways about it. And as the proud owner of this product I want it to be seen in its best light. I want, and need, to ensure that every copy of Murky Depths is going to be a top quality product both in content and presentation. It's not just a few megabytes on a PC it is a work of art. You're meant to turn the page, feel the paper against your skin, sense the odour of print at the back of your nostrils, be amazed at what's next. On a PC it's dead. Don't label me as a Luddite. I absolutely love computers; have done since my first ZX81. Without them I wouldn't have the tools to lovingly create each issue of Murky Depths. I want each story to be appreciated in as many senses as is possible with a magazine and, until virtual reality is virtually real, computers can't offer what print can. So, at least for the present, the only option you're going to get, to use the standard denigrating phrase, is a hard copy. But this will be bendy, glossy, aromatic, sensual, and you'll be able to view the whole of it at the size it was designed to be. That's the product. So, when there's a power cut, scramble in the back of the drawer for those emergency candles and sit down for a quite read with flickering shadows and Murky Depths.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:25 pm 
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I've looking on your website and I was just wondering, what excactly do you mean by Speculative fiction?


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 Post subject: Speculative Fiction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:18 pm 
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What do I mean? Good question because I guess there are lots of potential answers.

Once upon a time I would have called it science fiction (and in the back of my mind I still probably do - but that's most likely down to my age). However it still, for me, has to lean that way, so it's really science fiction without the need for the science. As far as Murky Depths goes it also has to be dark, hence the reference to horror, but by that I mean terror, not necessarily blood and guts. Where does fantasy come in? Well, to that I'd point at New Crobuzon, definitely not sword and sorcery.

Let me know if that helps.


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 Post subject: New Weird . . .
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:00 am 
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New Weird . . . Perhaps that's a better description of what we are trying to showcase.

But then again . . .


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:37 am 
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Sounds cool! I wish you every success! :)

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 Post subject: Issue #1 update
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:43 pm 
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Issue #1 is still on schedule for its September debut but we're hoping to have it ready for our subscribers later this month.

You can pre-order a copy from the Murky Depths website fot just £6.99 (p&p free).


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 Post subject: Subscribers delight
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:47 pm 
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It's at the printers.

Subscribers and contributors should get their copies beginning of August.


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All subscribers and contributors should have received Issue #1 by now.

"Stunned", "It's a work of art" have so far been heard. Murky Depths


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Mine turned up this week - I'd totally forgotten I'd subscribed. Not read it yet, but the presentation is impressive, and it's a bold idea.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:40 pm 
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If you haven't been to the Murky Depths website for a while you might be surprised to see all the rave quotes about Issue #1 from bloggers and a review up at Tangent Online and by Apex Digest editor Jason Sizemore.

http://www.murkydepths.com


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 Post subject: Murky Depths #2 . . .
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:38 pm 
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Murky Depths #2 is back from the printers and available from the website, and stocked by a few shops too (listed at the site).

Murky Depths

There is also a free PDF taster issue available too.

I wonder what Mr Raven thinks this time.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:53 pm 
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Terry wrote:
Murky Depths #2 is back from the printers and available from the website, and stocked by a few shops too (listed at the site).

Murky Depths

There is also a free PDF taster issue available too.

I wonder what Mr Raven thinks this time.


Mr Raven thinks it'd be nice if his schedule had a bit more space in it so he could sit down and read MD from cover to cover! To my shame, I've only picked at bits of #1 as yet, but I'll try my best to make some time - as mentioned before, MD is a really interesting format concept, and deserving of some attention. Cursed deadlines!

Have you sent a copy to The Fix, Terry?

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Yep, Paul, two copies are on their way to Eugie as I write.

You should have received Issue #2 by now. All subscribers copies were mailed out last Friday.


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Terry wrote:
Yep, Paul, two copies are on their way to Eugie as I write.

You should have received Issue #2 by now. All subscribers copies were mailed out last Friday.


It arrived on Monday - I even emailed you as requested! ;)

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. . . yes, you did. Addition was never my best subject - particulary two plus two. Maybe the bark frightened me.


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