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Arrived at lunch time today - perfect condition and smelling good too.


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Arrived in Perth, Australia this afternoon. Very fast.


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Review on SF Revu.


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Not much feedback on this issue so far...?

Meanwhile, Black Static 24 competitions close on the 11th, so if you want to win those DVDs/BDs/Kaaron Warren's Mistification don't forget to enter!


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Here's one from my fellow founder of Dark Minds Press:-


http://anthony-watson.blogspot.com/2011 ... ic-24.html

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I thought it was a very strong issue, with the favourite for me being Still Life, by McCaffery. I really enjoyed How the 60s Ended, too, by Lees. But I had a good time with all of them. Gentry and Baldwin for favourite illustrations.

My only problem is reading the darn thing too fast. My walls have chalk lines marking the days till the next issue...


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I thought #24 was a very strong issue. Absolutely loved Tim Lees' How the Sixties Ended. Dark and melancholic. Favourite of the issue, followed by Ramsey's and then the McCaffery. But they were all good. And Volk, Fowler, and O'Driscoll were in top form. A splendid issue, Andy!


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My initial thought of there being a psychopath theme seemed unfounded.
Having now read all the stories there are 2 on the theme of psychopath and 2 on the theme of ghost story.
And curiously enough a crossover story about an ancient demon updated into the modern world. Which I felt to be both ghostly and psychopath.
Very good all round.

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All the columns were excellent as usual. You really can't fault them or the reviews.

Dermot - quietly chilling story. I love that we know so much less about the background than that which other writers might have flung at us. Less in this case certainly meaning more. It's really quite a horrific story about how far society might go to protect itself and how complicit we might be willing to be.

A Summer's Day - Intruiging. Again, the actual background and circumstances not explained which added to the story for me. The ending perfect.

Recently Used - a well-written tale, but it felt quite familiar territory, without adding much apart from the actual quality of the prose.

Still Life - A great idea, well set up which seemed a little rushed and too convenient at the end. I wasn't entirely sure of the 'jackel's' motives for keeping him quiet, other than being a plot device.

How The 60s Ended - So simple, yet so effective. Loved it! And the last two paragraphs were a summation of so much in so few words. My favourite this issue.

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Black Static reviewed for the first time on the Fantasy Literature website.


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Black Static 24 with Ramsey Campbell's 'Recently Used' and Simon Bestwick's 'Dermot' now on Smashwords at $4.99.
Just uploaded to Fictionwise but don't expect it to go 'live' for another 2 weeks.


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Black Static 24 is now live on Fictionwise. Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lees, Simon Bestwick, Simon McCaffery and K. Harding Stalter provide the fiction. Simon B's Dermot was selected as one of the Year's Best by Ellen Datlow.


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Black Static 24 with Ramsey Campbell's 'Recently Used', Simon Bestwick's 'Dermot' plus stories from K. Harding Stalter, Simon McCaffery and Tim Lees now on Amazon, and Smashwords, at $4.24


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