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Author:  Andrew Hook [ Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:23 pm ]
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Arrived in Norwich on Saturday and it looks great. Already read Stephen Volk's column which was entertainingly depressing (if that's possible). I long for the day when Steve will report going into a TV exec meeting with four proposals and saying how the execs were so spoilt for choice that they took all of them - and then commissioned him to write more just for the hell of it. Although I wonder if that ever happened even in the good old days :)

Author:  RossWarren [ Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:16 am ]
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Another solid issue. Stephen Volk's column, as always, was educational, inspiring and clearly passionate. I await part two with eagerness. The fiction was strong once again with clear themes linking the pieces and providing a cohesion to the magazine which sets it apart from the competition. Steven J. Dines's post-apocalyptic 'The Sound of Constant Thunder' just edged out Laura Mauro's 'When Charlie Sleeps' as my favourite of the issue and I look forward to future stories from them.

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:31 pm ]
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Andrew - my column this time is as mild a reaction as I can make it. Sorry to be depressing! You wouldn't want me to lie, would you? Everything is true! :) God knows it has never been easy, but times are changing and I feel the need to remark on it. But it's hard not limiting my column to two words, the second being "them".

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:32 pm ]
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Seriously - great to get feedback.

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:18 am ]
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For the avoidance of doubt, my comment was tongue in cheek Steve. No complaints about you reporting from the front line, more of a wish list that the situation itself (rather than the column content) could be different.

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:16 pm ]
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A lot of high-quality stories in this one, so very hard to pick favourites, but I think the very disturbing 'All Your Faces Drown in My Syringe' just about edges out the competition for me, with 'When Charlie Sleeps' and 'Bones of Crow' coming up close behind. A couple of stories surprised me with some unexpected climaxes as well, which is always a pleasant surprise.

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:03 pm ]
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Hi Andrew... I know that, mate. Hence the :) I just wanted to explain that I would have made it less depressing if I could! I'll be interested what you make of next issue!

Author:  Ray [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:00 am ]
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Good stuff here from a mad man with a blog (Matthew Dent):

http://matthewsdent.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -a-review/

Author:  Pete [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:22 pm ]
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Review by Jim McLeod:-

http://www.gingernutsofhorror.com/4/pos ... ue-37.html

Author:  Tony [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:05 pm ]
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Pete wrote:


Glad to see a comment on the reviews section...
:o :)

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:14 am ]
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Nice one.

Author:  StevenD [ Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:42 am ]
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A solid issue to close out the year. My favourite was Rob Moore's "All Your Faces Drown in My Syringe." The first third didn't grab me but the final two thirds, particularly the ending, was brilliant.

Author:  Judge MANSON [ Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:05 pm ]
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BS and Interzone arrived this day, the 7th of December, in France, South, 13800.

Excellent mags with strong contents. Will be devoured alive tonight!!! :mrgreen:

Author:  DennisB [ Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:20 pm ]
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Arrived yesterday, down here in SW France. Had its friends IZ249 and Crimewave 12 with it.

Author:  karswell [ Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:06 am ]
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My favourite issue of the year so far. Enjoyed all the stories but top of the pile were Ray's story which combined startling and very effective imagery with a nicely ambiguous story. Best of all though was Ralph Robert Moore's though, one of the best stories I've read this year - a great concept, beautifully executed. All of which bodes well fo rtheir collaboration in Shadows & Tall Trees 6.

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