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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:53 am 
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Ellen Datlow has announced her ToC:-

http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/243876.html

And serious congratulations to Carole Johnstone, who made the cut with "Dead Loss" from Black Static #13 :D

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Yes and many congrats to Steve Duffy who has had The Lion's Den from Des' Cern Zoo accepted too! :D

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From my review of Black Static 13:

Dead Loss - Carole Johnstone

"Lachlan hated bottom-trawling. Hated the very idea of it: of a vast weighted net dragged over rock and corpse and wreck."

And the story-winners keep coming, no mistake! Hugely impressed by this tale of the North Sea near Scotland and Norway (far rougher and foreboding than that part where I live on its coast in North Essex!).

I am not an expert on trawler-fishing but this seems to evoke the state (emotionally and technically - otter boards, enabled cookies) of being right there in the thick of the British Shipping Forecast, and not only the weather - the things that one might trawl in distant trenches that either Innsmouth or Hodgson may blench at. 'Bottom-fishing' is a term in Investment Banking - but here Creation's pecking-order takes on a new dimension, and you won't know exactly what I mean till you read this literally reverberating story. The protagonist is not exactly in love with the sea. Nor is the sea in love with him. But there is a symbiosis and catharsis here that quite obliterates finer emotions about Fate and philosophy.

Like the previous two stories it tells of giant versions of things or unseen versions that things hide within themselves. Breeds apart. And here I imagine to myself that the catch will be fish bigger than even Islington Crocodiles! Giantism-in-action. Shock and awe. But I've only skimmed the surface.


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Thanks, Bob, for mentioning 'The Lion's Den' by Steve Duffy, in this context.

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Congratulations Carole! :D


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Thank you for the well dones! Am very happy :D

Congratulations also to Steve Duffy (and of course to Des Lewis)

Thanks again Des, for the fantastic review!

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Congrats, Carole.

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Just found Ellen Datlow's introduction to this volume online at (I think it's) the Baen Books website:-

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/15 ... 801739.htm

Lot of interesting stuff, and hints for future reading, but the important bit is Black Static, which you'll find just after the halfway point. Ellen calls it 'the most consistently excellent horror magazine published'.

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Hey - I get a mention as well, Pete!

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Oh yeah, I see you Jim. Down in Supernatural Tales, two places below Black Static.

Well done that man :D

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Ellen has just posted her Honorable Mentions. First part (authors A - K) here:-

http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/257572.html

Second part (K - Z) here:-

http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/257854.html

She reads a lot. When I have more time may go through and see how many Black Static mentions there are, but if anyone else wants to do it first...

Congratulations to all our contributors who made the cut.

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Ellen is interviewed by Mur Lafferty on her latest I Should be Writing podcast:
http://isbw.murlafferty.com/category/podcast/

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She reads a lot. When I have more time may go through and see how many Black Static mentions there are, but if anyone else wants to do it first...

Congratulations to all our contributors who made the cut.


A copy to followed by search and replace in Word found 12 mentions of BS stories and 1 IZ.

Kressel, Matthew “Saving Diego,” Interzone 221
Laken-Smith, Kim “Unearthed. Black Static 12.
Lakin-Smith, Kim “The Shadow Keeper,” Black Static 13
Lambridis, Scott “Washer Woman,” Black Static 10.
Lane, Joel “Some of Them Fell,” Black Static 13
Lees, Tim “Cuckoos,” Black Static 13
McHugh, Maura “Vic,” Black Static 10.
McMahon, Gary “The Chair,” Black Static 10.
Page, Shannon “Eastlick,” Black Static 10
Robertson, Al “Changeling,” Black Static 9.
Robertson, Al “De Profundis,” Black Static 11
Totton, Sarah “Flatrock Sunners,” Black Static 12.
Volk, Stephen “Fear,” Black Static 9


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Good thinking Roy, but you missed the first part, so here's ten more BS mentions and two more for IZ;-

Bodard, Aliette de “The Lonely Heart,” Black Static 9.
Broaddus, Maurice “Hootchie Cootchie Man,” Black Static 14.
Burgis, Stephanie “Red Ribbons,” Black Static 11.
Casson, Tim “Stone Whispers,” Black Static 12.
Clarke, Roz “Haunt-Type Experience,” Black Static 9.
Cooper, James “My Secret Children,” Black Static 13, October/November.
Finch, Paul “We, Who Live in the Wood,” Black Static 14.
Foster, Eugie “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest….” Interzone 220.
Fowler, Christopher “Piano Man,” Black Static 10.
Fowler, Christopher “The Eleventh Day,” Black Static 14.
Johnson, Alaya Dawn “Far and Deep,” Interzone 221.
Kaysen, Daniel “The Pain of Blue Eyes,” Black Static 9.

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