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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Got the new issue by post today.
I like the cover, personally.

So far, the author line-up is a dream. Can't wait to dig in. :D


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I've just read Stephen Volk's Witches and Pricks. It is very, very good.

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Arrived here in sunny SW France this morning and in perfect condition too, as usual.


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read all the non-fiction and reviews last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. not sure i liked the cover as much as some of those previously - but then those others weren't just good they were exceptional so falling slightly short of the 'doll' or 'envelope' covers still means this one is pretty good.


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The cover seems to have caused a bit of division this time around.

Personally, it's my favourite BS cover so far, and even if it wasn't I think an occasional change of image is good for keeping it fresh...and making it stand out on the shelves.

The fiction was all good too. Loved the nightmarish wallows of Al Robertson's piece. The McIntosh stood out too. The one that surprised me was Burgis's - I enjoyed it quite a lot, even though I detest vampire stories. So well done Ms B!

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The cover certainly wasn't as overtly dark as most of the others have been - but it certainly looked nice in my local Borders this morning when I saw it on the shelf.
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I really liked the cover actually - moody, yet subtle with it.


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Black Static 11 received on Wednesday – many thanks! I look forward to reading it.


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I have to say 'bravo' to Tony Lee for his review of Raising Jeffrey Dahmer - describing a film as "rubishy" and saying you can't even be bothered to talk about how bad it is was one of the most succinct and convincing review comments I've ever had the pleasure to read!


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Great piece by Kaysen again, loved it. Not read all of the magazine yet, but certainly my favourite so far.


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A really strong issue this one. 'De Profundis' was the only story that fell flat for me, I simply lost interest half way through. Tough call to pick a favourite, but the wonderful weirdness of 'None Had Sharp Teeth' just edges it.

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Proving 'each to their own' seems to be the unspoken motto of Black Static readers, I read Al Robertson's 'De Profundis' last night and loved it. I really enjoyed his previous 'The Changeling' and what it did with Rossetti's 'Goblin Market' poem, and found this take on Deep Ones very strong as well. I particularly liked how water featured throughout not only as part of the plot but governing the use of figurative language as well. More please.


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Finished my copy cover to cover, such a long wait till BS 12!!

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When you say things like that Ross I put on my sales hat and respectfully suggest that Interzone could fill the gap.


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Proving 'each to their own' seems to be the unspoken motto of Black Static readers, I read Al Robertson's 'De Profundis' last night and loved it.

It's probably bad form of me to comment on other people's stories when I'm lucky enough to have one of my own in the issue, but I have to say I enjoyed this as well - certainly the most literary treatment of the Deep One's I can recall.
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Tough call to pick a favourite, but the wonderful weirdness of 'None Had Sharp Teeth' just edges it.

Some really strong stories this issue, but I have to agree with you there. This story had such an unexpected angle of attack, it felt very fresh and original, and I appreciated the vein of quirky black humour as well (or was that just me?). Loved it.


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