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Author:  Matthew S Dent [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:38 am ]
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I agree absolutely. Carole's story was brilliant. As were the (often unfairly overlooked, I think) columns.

Author:  Ray [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:11 pm ]
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I was reminded of an earlier story of hers, though, that seemed to invovled lots of running away. I'll have to check my back issues.

For me, Royle's was the most disturbing, and I really enjoyed the narrator's voice in Orinoco. Must add that I haven't read it all yet, though...

Author:  Matthew S Dent [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:25 pm ]
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I'm afraid to say that Royle's story didn't do much for me. I might have to give it another read.

As for the rest, I should get it read over the weekend, in my breaks from work. The review of Apartment 16 got me really hoping I win one of the copies in the competition.

Author:  Pete [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:55 pm ]
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Quote:
Ray wrote:-
that seemed to invovled lots of running away


Perfectly reasonable behaviour in a horror story :)

Author:  Ray [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:35 pm ]
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True!

Author:  Carole Johnstone [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:15 pm ]
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Ray wrote:
I was reminded of an earlier story of hers, though, that seemed to invovled lots of running away. I'll have to check my back issues.


Not running away, Ray - other one was running towards! A different thing entirely :wink:

@Ali and Matthew: I'm really glad you liked it. It always makes me feel like I must be doing something right!

Another brilliant issue, and I agree with Matthew about the columns. Love Pete's the best, obv

A big thank you to Rik for the brilliantly creepy artwork to accompany 'Between...' Looked amazing.

Author:  Matthew S Dent [ Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:29 pm ]
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I enjoyed Mercurio D. Rivera's story, but I must say it felt a little clumsier than the stories of his we see in Interzone.

Simon Kurt Unsworth's story was quite literally chilling, and come to think of it, random snowmen are creepy.

Author:  DarrenGallagher [ Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:26 pm ]
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I loved all the stories, but Carole's and Mercurio's stood above the rest.

Loved the last line in The Exchange..

Author:  DennisB [ Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:55 am ]
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Arrived here (SW France) - sometime last week. Can't be more precise as I've been away.

BS is obviously finding a much quicker route here than IZ.

And, I must agree with the "smell" comments - comes as some relief that others feel the same - I thought it was just me being a bit weird.

Author:  suzanne [ Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:25 am ]
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Arrived here in Massachusetts today in excellent condition. Won't get a chance to look at it until the weekend at the earliest, but looking forward to it!

-Suzanne

Author:  gileadslostson [ Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:40 am ]
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Arrived in scorchin hot Vienna today, lookin good :D

Author:  des2 [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:13 pm ]
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I've started a DFL real-time review of BS#18:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/201 ... -issue-18/

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:11 pm ]
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Cheers, Des! Glad you liked it!

S

Author:  Andy [ Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:08 pm ]
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Fascinating stuff as always Des, many thanks. :)

Author:  joel [ Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:07 pm ]
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Des, I'm waiting for you to write a real-time review of Philip K. Dick's Counter-Clock World. Starting with the last chapter.

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