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Author:  NeilW [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:11 pm ]
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BS received today too. Yay!

Author:  des2 [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:22 pm ]
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Has anyone else read the Meloy / Pinborough story yet?

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:50 pm ]
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Got my copy and already read it :)

As usual, can't fault the columns or reviews.

Stories:

The Compartments of Hell - brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed this low life look at the apocalypse. A much better play on it than all those Hollywood movies where only the heroes seem to survive. A blast from start to finish.

Going Home, Ugly Stick In Hand - Not so keen on this. Felt quite insubstantial and underdeveloped.

The Covered Doll - Whilst this was well-written, I thought the ending was signposted so far in advance I guessed it whilst I was reading the Pinborough/Meloy story ;)

The Wounded House - Not a fan of this one, I'm afraid. Flicking through it again, I can't really find anything to recommended about it.

At Night When The Demons Come - another rollicking story bookending the magazine with the Pinborough/Meloy. Superbly realised characters with interesting moral dilemmas. The artwork was terrific, also.

For me, TTA #20 was a mixed bag when it came to the fiction, but the two which really appealed warranted the cover price alone :)

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:30 am ]
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Arrived in sunny Frome.

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Has anyone else read the Meloy / Pinborough story yet?


Yup - it's the only story I've had the chance to read so far, and in my opinion it's worth the cover price of the magazine alone. Great stuff, very well written.

Author:  Andy [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:45 am ]
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Delivery update: people are still waiting, sorry. If it's any consolation it's not just us: SFX posted this to their website recently, and Private Eye subscribers have received a letter apologising for the delay to their December 17th mailing. Ours went into the system proper December 14th.

Author:  Ray [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:16 pm ]
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Regarding buying individual issues, do people have to wait for it to be a back issue to do so, rather than a current issue?

Author:  NeilC [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:48 pm ]
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Reached Worcester (at the same time as Crimewave 11)

Author:  Paul Woodward [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:55 pm ]
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des2 wrote:
Has anyone else read the Meloy / Pinborough story yet?


Yes I have rather ambivalent feelings towards it. While it is very well written and impressive because of that, unfortunately the idea of Armageddon through the eyes of junkies just leaves me cold. The most horrible bit was the smell of dirty feet. :(

Author:  RossWarren [ Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:47 pm ]
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Issue twenty finally arrived - Yay!


My subscription needs renewing - Boo!

Author:  Pete [ Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:05 pm ]
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Review by Nick Cato here:-

http://nickcato.blogspot.com/2011/01/co ... genre.html

Author:  Stephen Bacon [ Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:40 pm ]
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Still not got mine. Should I worry yet?

Although my copy of the BFS Winter Journal arrived today. Looks very nice.

Author:  Stephen Bacon [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:12 pm ]
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Black Static made it here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author:  Ali_L [ Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:06 pm ]
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Agreed, the Meloy/Pinborough story is great.

My favourite so far is The Covered Doll - absolutely beautifully written.

Still one more story to read...

Ali

Author:  Ray [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:41 am ]
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Some mixed views here:

http://darkmindspress.proboards.com/ind ... 126&page=1

but a strong issue, with Prentiss's a favourite.

Author:  james carroll [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:10 am ]
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Meloy/Pinborough

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