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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:23 pm 
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New review at Garbled Signals: http://garbledsignals.wordpress.com/200 ... rzone-225/


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I really liked the Starlight story.
I wouldn't mind reading something else in that milleau

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John DeNardo review at SF Signal.

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FP International really like Funny Pages :D

http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2009/lavie-tidhars-funny-pages/


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Hey andy, still hasn't arrived unfortunately, no idea what's happened. :cry:


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Maybe the mainland Europe destined issues were trapped in the Chunnel.
My copy of BS 14 hasn't arrived yet (in Cheshire) and if your missing issue was posted with the BS 14 mailing the snow may have delayed it.


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I hope so, i don't mind it bein late and I know its not the fault of tta, I am just an impatient git really. :)

If there is a fault I'd bet ten to the penny that it's the Austrian postal service.


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Hey Andy, if 225 doesn't arrive today is it ok if I send you a different address for 226? It has to be a problem at this end when it's 2 deliveries in a row.


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Hurrah! An after xmas miracle =D my copy of 225 arrived in perfect condition.

Now, to catch-up =D


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Colin Harvey lists Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows as one of his highlights of the year in the SF Signal Mindmeld.

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Positive review on Tangent.


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It's interesting to read the reviewers' responses to "By Starlight". When I proofread the story I thought that the narrator's gender was never pinned down (and didn't need to be). The first two reviews had a hetero relationship, the next didn't jump either way, the fourth had two women, and now with the fifth we're at 'Payne's piratical lesbians'. Give it time and they'll both be guys :lol:

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:) It's interesting that in the reviews I have read, the % split of the narrator being male/female/not-commented-on seems to mirror the responses I got when my local critiquing group read the first draft!


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Have to admit I find it interesting that people are having to apply gender at all. So much for being a person first ;)

That said, I'm a little too far away from my first read of it to remember exactly how I interpreted it. I don't remember applying gender until people started talking about it but I could be mistaken / mis-remembering.

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I don't think it really matters for this story what gender the characters are - they're just two young lovers - unless you want to find a subtext about homophobia/prejudice, though from memory I recall it being made clear that they were ostracised for class differences rather than sexual orientation.

If I'd been reviewing it I would have noted that the narrator's gender was never specified. However, when visualising the story readers tend to put faces to the characters, and whichever way they fall out has perhaps more to do with the reader than the writer.

I like stories which play this sort of game with gender, even if it is incidental. One of my favourite SF novels is Samuel Delany's "Stars in My Pockets Like Grains of Sand", set in a far future where everyone is a woman, regardless of gender, but any person they are in a relationship with is their man, regardless of gender.

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