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Rhysaurus (Rhysaurus)
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Registered: 01-2010
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:49 am:   

I thought it might be nice to start a new thread about Ex Occidente -- one free of bloodshed! :-)

The landlord cast a withering glance and uttered the words "try to be polite", so that's what I'm going to do. I know we all will.

Talking about bloodshed, however, brings to my mind the Russian Civil War, even though I wasn't actually there! That conflict is usually regarded as lasting from 1918 to 1920 (by 1920 the Whites were mostly defeated and the Bolsheviks were free to turn their firepower on Makhno's Anarchists) and yet we shouldn't forget that some anti-Bolshevik fighters held out in the Far East for quite a long time after 1920. Pepelyayev was still offering resistance in 1923; and the Basmachi movement continued fighting under Ibrahim Beg until 1931!

I mention all this because both Pepelyayev and the Basmachi Revolt play parts in a story I wrote for the forthcoming Ex Occidente tribute volume to the great writer Mikhail Bulgakov...

The full contents of this volume has recently been made public, and it runs as follows:

I. Beloved Chaos that Comes by Night, Jonathan Wood
II. The Horned Tongue, Stephen J. Clark
III. Suburbs of the Black Lyre, Ron Weighell
IV. Amerika, Karim Ghahwagi
V. A Certain Power, Mark Valentine
VI. The Princess of Phoenicia, Colin Insole
VII. The Cadaver is You, Michael Cisco
VIII. The Darkest White, Rhys Hughes
IX. Mad Matinée in Baku, Albert Power
X. Chaconne, Nina Allan
XI. A Country Doctor, Adam Golaski
XII. Archaic Artificial Suns, D. P. Watt
XIII. Only for the Crossed-Out, Adam S. Cantwell
XIV. The Black Swan of Odessa, Allyson Bird
XV. The Heart of a Man, Justin Isis
XVI. A Thesis on the Splendor of Satan, Geticus Polus
XVII. The Tsarina's Wintercoat, Des Lewis
XVIII. The Exquisite Process of Gala Gladkov, R. B. Russell
XIX. Café Morphine, Eric Carlson Stener
XX. The Philosophy of the Damned, Reggie Oliver
XXI. Red Green Black White, John Howard
XXII. The Immortal Death of Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich, Mark Beech
XXIII. The Farewell Letter, George Berguño
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Colin Leslie (Blackabyss)
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Registered: 02-2010
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 07:38 pm:   

That's quite a line-up!
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Allybird (Allybird)
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Registered: 03-2008
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Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 08:39 pm:   

Didn't spot this thread, earlier. Yes. Another great book from Ex- Occidente!

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