Small text iconNormal text iconLarge text icon

INTERACTION

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MembersMembers   GroupsGroups   RegisterRegister 
 User Control PanelUser Control Panel      LoginLogin 


All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 'Horror in 2008'
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:13 pm
Posts: 868
Location: The Village
From page 38 of editor Stephen Jones’ introduction to The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror #20 (Robinson, p/b, 15 Oct)…

Quote:
“After an uneven start with its first two issues, Andy Cox’s Black Static finally began to find its own identity…
Although it did not reach the standard of The 3rd Alternative… the magazine presented some impressive short fiction…
However, the periodical’s best bits remained the regular columns by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O’Driscoll, Peter Tennant and, especially, Tony Lee’s insightful DVD reviews.

Lee also provided DVD reviews to Black Static’s attractive sister publication, Interzone.”


Oh dear! I’m going to be unbearably smug this afternoon…
:o :oops: :roll:

_________________
Pigasus Press | VideoVista | The ZONE


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 'Horror in 2008'
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:14 pm
Posts: 1467
Location: Interzone
Quote:
“After an uneven start with its first two issues, Andy Cox’s Black Static finally began to find its own identity…
Although it did not reach the standard of The 3rd Alternative


I do find a lot of what he says ridiculous and insulting, and I'm not just talking about Black Static. But re Black Static, I don't think there has ever been any doubt about the "identity" of the magazine. There was before -- that was the problem we fixed! The content is exactly the same as it was in TTA: same columnists (with one addition) and same type of fiction just minus the very occasional soft sf story, which obviously now could appear in Interzone. In short, there isn't anything in Black Static that wouldn't have been in TTA.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:14 pm
Posts: 1467
Location: Interzone
Jones on Weird Tales:

"Weird Tales should have been re-tittled 'New Weird' Tales as Ann VanderMeer took the magazine in a new editorial direction... more likely to showcase whimsical fantasy than the weird or unusual... ill-judged attempts to apparently make the magazine more 'accessible' to modern readers..."

These ill-judged attempts recently won the magazine a Hugo.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:50 pm
Posts: 731
I do admire the advert which runs on the World Horror Con website for Black Static (and elsewhere) ...

_________________
www.andrew-hook.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 'Horror in 2008'
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:24 pm
Posts: 416
I do find a lot of what he says ridiculous and insulting, [/quote]

Way to burst Tony's bubble! :lol:

_________________
www.rosswarren.co.uk


Last edited by RossWarren on Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:22 pm
Posts: 69
Location: The pig-farming bit of Nottinghamshire
Hi Ross,
I find that remark a bit fatuous. I’ve known Andy C for over a decade and he certainly isn't the kind of guy who engages in recreational bubble bursting – he’s always been pleased when contributors to TTA and Interzone (the two magazines with which I’ve been involved to varying degrees) have received the occasional critical bouquet – whatever the particular critics overall response to the issue in question.
It’s clearly Andy’s intention to challenge what he sees as flimsy or groundless assertions on the part of Stephen Jones, and certainly not to take regular contributors down a peg or two. It’s tricky not to come over as self-righteous when making this kind of point, but I have to take the risk: contributors to the forum need to be a bit more mindful of other people’s genuine intentions as well as their sensibilities. I’m sure your intention was to make a throwaway quip but I think it actually detracts from Andy’s argument and casts doubt on his generosity of spirit. Good magazine editors, like their contributors take pride in their work. Hey, they even have feelings.
Hope that doesn’t come across as too peevish (I’m crap at confrontation) but I feel I have to respond. I should add that I’m responding on my own behalf (as a reader of BS) and not on behalf of the IZ editorial group.
Best ... Andy H


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:15 pm
Posts: 3341
Oh, I laughed at Ross' remark, because it was the first thought that went through my head when I read Andy's response, though if I'd bothered to post it I would have added an emoticon at the end, just in case there was anyone who could possibly think it was seriously intended.

Quote:
AndyH wrote:
It’s clearly Andy’s intention to challenge what he sees as flimsy or groundless assertions on the part of Stephen Jones, and certainly not to take regular contributors down a peg or two


Exactly.

_________________
http://trumpetville.wordpress.com
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/casenotesblog/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:24 pm
Posts: 416
Woops, it was intended as a joke! Emoticons it is in future then :oops:

_________________
www.rosswarren.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:22 pm
Posts: 69
Location: The pig-farming bit of Nottinghamshire
I can do irony Pete: I didn't for a moment assume it was seriously intended.
It may, of course, be a sense of humour malfunction on my part, but I didn't laugh when I first read it and I'm still not laughing.


Andy H.


Last edited by AndyHedge on Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:15 pm
Posts: 3341
I have the same problem with "Only Fools and Horses" :lol:

_________________
http://trumpetville.wordpress.com
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/casenotesblog/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:22 pm
Posts: 69
Location: The pig-farming bit of Nottinghamshire
The TV listings would certainly be improved by emoticons. I might upset the kids less with my inappropriate laughter and curmudgeonly silences. Are you sugesting 'Fools and Horses' is intended to something other than a life negating documentary?

Pete: I've amended my error in relation to your name in the message above. Whoops.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:15 pm
Posts: 3341
Quote:
AndyH wrote:-
Are you sugesting 'Fools and Horses' is intended to something other than a life negating documentary?


Erm... :?

_________________
http://trumpetville.wordpress.com
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/casenotesblog/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group