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Author:  Paul Woodward [ Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:05 pm ]
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Glad I was on the right lines 8)

Author:  Pete [ Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:26 pm ]
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Quote:
Carole wrote:-
rampant veggie


Words that you don't often see together.

Have a care Carole. A lot of editors are vegetarians :lol:

Author:  Carole Johnstone [ Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:35 pm ]
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Suspected as much :D

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:36 pm ]
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Finished reading this issue now (was a delay as I was also reading Apartment 16 and didn't want to read the interview/review until I finished that fine book).

Thought the columns were excellent as usual - it just goes without saying. And the Nevill interview was superb - really interesting stuff.

Onto the fiction:

Some of the Campaign for Real Fear stories worked for me and some didn't. These worked for me: See You Later, Cuckoo, Dreadless. But special mention has to be given to Infected WIth Death by John Fagan. I thought it was incredible, the ending a real sucker punch which brought tears to my eyes and which meant I actually couldn't continue reading the magazine for the remainder of the day. It just totally blew me away with a real sense of dread. A truly horrible feeling.

"Orinoco" - another great story from the quiet pen of Nina Allen. Beautifully written and delectably put together.

"Between A Rock And A Hard Place" - good sustained piece of 'chase' writing with all the tension and believeability of the real thing. Reminded me of being out at night myself (although I always ensure I'm safe by making sure I walk close behind some girl).

"A Man Of Ice And Sorrow" - I really wanted to be won over by this, as I've yet to find an Unsworth story that's really grabbed me and I'm sure I'm missing something. And then this story almost did it, pulling me through with some real emotion, excellently written, until the very last lines which had me muttering obscenities under my breath and damn well ruined it for me. It just didn't work, actually made me angry (not a bad reaction, I must admit). It would have been far more effective for the narrator to have upturned the snowman's frown into a smile! Grrr!

"The Obscure Bird" - Another fine story from Nick. Intelligent, subtle, almost mainstream then 'obscure' just at the point that it needed to be. Excellent.

"Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us" - This was incredibly powerful. An excellent concept married to some great storytelling. Totally believeable throughout which made it all the more horrific.

Ultimately this issue was superb. 9 1/2 stars out of ten from me. The other 1/2 if the Unsworth ending was different!

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:31 pm ]
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Andrew: I'll try harder! :)

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:57 pm ]
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Simon Kurt Unsworth wrote:
Andrew: I'll try harder! :)


Sorry Simon! My reaction was so extreme because I liked the story so much - if that makes sense!

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:24 pm ]
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Simon Kurt Unsworth wrote:
Andrew: I'll try harder! :)


That man of ice and snow haunts me!

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:56 pm ]
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Cheers, Marion! Glad it did its job!

S

Author:  Ray [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:49 am ]
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Great ending, by the way. In a horrible way, great.

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:02 pm ]
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Cheers!

S

Author:  Andy [ Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:21 am ]
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Nick Cato on issue 18.

Author:  Pete [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:50 pm ]
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Jonathan McCalmont's review at SF Signal:-

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/1 ... static-18/

Five star rating - it don't get much better than that :D

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:23 am ]
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Another fine review. Not that I'm biased, mind you!

S

Author:  Mercurio [ Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:40 pm ]
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Wow. What a thorough and flattering review by SF Signal.

I enjoyed all the stories in this issue, particularly the ending to Simon's snowman story.

Here's a review by Tangent Online:

http://www.tangentonline.com/print--qua ... ember-2010

Author:  Jim Steel [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:52 pm ]
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Congratulations to Mercurio for being shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award.

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