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Author:  Michael Wehunt [ Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:42 pm ]
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Another solid issue, folks. I think "Two Houses Away" has to be my favorite of the bunch. To put it in non-spoiler terms, the way it ended made it lodge in my mind for some time.

Author:  Baph [ Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:32 am ]
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...and Black Static has landed in Australia. Looking forward to getting stuck in.

Author:  Andy [ Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:11 am ]
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Not so much a review as an overview, Elaine Lamkin says some extremely nice things about Black Static on Dread Central.

Author:  DarrenGallagher [ Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:02 pm ]
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I really enjoyed Barbary by Jackson, great story! When I started reading Stephen Pirie's story I couldn't get into it, but then as it went on it quickly changed my mind and I ended up really liking it. :)
In Issue #30 Stephen Volk had me really interested in his Ghostwatch, and now reading more about it in this one I'm really interested in seeing it. I was either too young or didn't know about it at the time so I feel as if I've missed out.. :( lol

Author:  Roy [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:43 am ]
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Black Static 31 on Smashwords just in time for Christmas but until Andy sends me a new password for the Amazon account there will be no official Kindle version. PS you can get a KIndle version from Smashwords.

Author:  Ali_L [ Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:01 am ]
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A brilliant issue. Barbary is a stunner - excellent story, and I too would have been happy to read a whole novel like this, though the story worked perfectly at this length.

I enjoyed all the stories in the issue, but Two Houses Away and The Things That Get You Through were my other favourites.

Author:  RossWarren [ Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:33 pm ]
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No thread for Issue 32 yet but my copy arrived today :-)

Author:  Roy [ Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:14 am ]
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At last I got the new password and hence uploaded Black Static 31 to Amazon. Look inside and and you can see Fergus Beadle's fine photo of a group of TTA's young new authors and an old bloke whose shirt matches his chapbook. Here are the links to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Author:  StevenD [ Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:25 pm ]
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I'm a little late with my thoughts (I still had 1 story to read before posting), but here they are for what they're worth.

I found "Barbary" a little hard to get into at first, but well worth persevering with - my favourite of the issue.

"Sister" - liked the voice of this piece; enjoyable story.

"The Perils of War..." - another good one. Liked the snapshot structure.

"Skein and Bone" - slow build-up (although well-written), strong ending with some lovely imagery.

"Two Houses Away" - the opposite, great build-up but the ending didn't quite work for me.

Overall, very good. And I didn't have a problem with the recurring use of mannequins in this issue. :)

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