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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:20 pm:   

Joel Lane's new collection arrived today from Ex Occidente, and much like the man himself, it's a slim yet gorgeous specemin.

Seriously, folks, this is a beautiful volume.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.173.249
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:26 pm:   

Ordered my copy back in April so hopefully it's on its way as well...
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.210.209.176
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:42 pm:   

Gary, I read your first line as "and much like the man himself, it's a slim yet gorgeous spaceman."

I shall be getting this.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 11:22 pm:   

How the hell do you spell specimen?

Oh, like that. :-/
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.210.209.176
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 11:31 pm:   

Checked my records and found I neglected to preorder this when it was announced.


Just rectified that.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.190.64
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:31 am:   

My copies are in the post glad you like the way it looks, Zed. The original cover illustration had to be scrapped due to repro problems, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed by the new cover.

This is a book of 12 previously published but uncollected stories, plus 2 new short-short stories, coming to 43,000 words in all. I picked the best 12 from over 60 options, so I hope no-one feels the brew contains any traces of barrel.
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Huw (Huw)
Username: Huw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 218.168.194.4
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 06:34 am:   

I preordered this a while ago, so should be receiving it soon. I am really looking forward to this collection.
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Alansjf (Alansjf)
Username: Alansjf

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 94.194.134.45
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:49 pm:   

Was going to wait for copies to show up at Cold Tonnage, but went ahead and ordered it from Ex Occidente.

It's shaping up to be a really, really good year for quality supernatural/horror short story collections.
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Steveduffy (Steveduffy)
Username: Steveduffy

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 86.159.105.54
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 08:22 pm:   

Nice to hear that's on its way, Gary! I'll look forward to seeing it. (Currently experiencing a few cover problems with my own collection, by the way... but we're sorting it out!)
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 08:48 pm:   

Steve - who's publishing your collection? tell me; tell me now. Must. Have. It.
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Tom_alaerts (Tom_alaerts)
Username: Tom_alaerts

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.241.184.87
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 10:26 pm:   

I also received it, together with Ray Russel's novella.
It looks splendid.
If I were not doing some other addictive reading, I would have started the Joel Lane collection immediately.

> Steve - who's publishing your collection? tell me; tell me now. Must. Have. It.

Ex Occidente again (unless Steve has another book planned as well). See:
http://www.exocccidente.com/momentofpanic.html

Next year Dan really merits the "small press of the year" award. His books are very nicely designed and he's quickly building a great portfolio of modern and more classic yet special authors who wrote in other languages (Ray, Seignolle, Brion...).
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 01:22 am:   

Dan Ghetu's books are beautiful. It's just a shame he sticks them in jiffy bags.

IMHO, they're the most attractive books on the market.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 01:52 am:   

I read the first two tales in Joel's collection this evening, and they were so good they made me want to cry.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.70.32.39
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 09:21 am:   

Looking forward to it!
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Steveduffy (Steveduffy)
Username: Steveduffy

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 86.159.105.54
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 09:55 am:   

Well, Tom, it's funny you should say that! I do have enough material here for, I dunno, maybe two more publications...
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.195.17
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 01:09 pm:   

Just received a few copies by airmail... and it looks very nice indeed. The cover design is more disturbing than the original choice, and there's a sombre frontispiece illustration. If Factory Records had published books, they might have looked like this.
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.151.123.69
Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 05:49 pm:   

Will you have any of these to sell at Fantasycon Joel?

gcw
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Alansjf (Alansjf)
Username: Alansjf

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 94.194.134.45
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 12:19 pm:   

My copy from Ex Occidente arrived this morning. It was in a jiffy bag, but well protected by a double layer of bubble wrap, so no bumps or blemishes. A shame they couldn't go with the original cover illustration, as I think that would have made it an even more attractive volume. Still, 14 short stories by Joel Lane, a mere 5 of which I've previously read - I ain't about to start complaining ...
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.93.21.74
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   

Just got mine. Er - is it significant that both artists recently died?
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 01:08 pm:   

GCW sorry, I forgot to get back to you. I won't be taking a batch of copies to sell at Fantasycon as this would be undercutting the publisher but if you like I can bring one for yourself!
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 01:17 pm:   

Ramsey I don't know. It may just be that they represent a generation of Eastern European artists who are getting old now, rather in the way that surviving pulp authors were a disappearing generation through the 1980s and 1990s now, very few remain. Or it may be that Dan was seeing commemorative exhibitions or publications. Franciszek Starowieyski passed away this year, so Dan may have been considering his artwork while he was still alive.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.123.90
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 01:52 pm:   

The Terrible Changes arrived today. In good condition and bubble wrapped. Joel - I'll be bringing it to Fantasycon for you to sign it - something terribly personal in it pleeeeeease.
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Simon Strantzas (Nomis)
Username: Nomis

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 38.113.181.169
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 02:08 pm:   

Something like "To Simon. Allyson Bird, FantasyCon 08"

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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.123.90
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 02:11 pm:   

You took the bait - YAYYYYY!!!!!!
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.123.90
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 02:13 pm:   

I signed 54 books at Fantasycon and panicked very much so.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 02:17 pm:   

Ally, I'll get as personal as you like if you wear that Simon Strantzas mask. Again.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.123.90
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 02:21 pm:   

Okeedokke
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Simon Strantzas (Nomis)
Username: Nomis

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 38.113.181.169
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 06:14 pm:   

Now that's a nightmare...
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.150.109.19
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 10:05 pm:   

"GCW sorry, I forgot to get back to you. I won't be taking a batch of copies to sell at Fantasycon as this would be undercutting the publisher but if you like I can bring one for yourself!"

That would be most kind Joel, please do, I will definitly have one.

gcw
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.176.6.105
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 05:05 pm:   

...and my copy STILL hasn't arrived. May have to ask you to bring one to FCon for me as well, Joel.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.45.50
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 06:04 pm:   

Just read the first story, After the Flood. The last two paragraphs will stay with me for a long time.

Like the Tuttle and Aickman collections that I've deliberately taken my time to read I'll approach this in the same way. I don't want it to end.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.241.143
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 06:59 pm:   

Ally - read "Hungry Mouths". Fuck me, that's one gut-punch of a story. Like, wow, Cavey.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.163.77
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 07:53 pm:   

Er, I think you mean 'Empty Mouths'. Glad you liked it. One of several early stories in this book that I always wanted to revise finally had a good opportunity to do it.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.11.39
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 08:04 pm:   

I'm going to take this collection very slowly.

Ah - think you got mixed up with Hungry Hearts and Empty Mouths. Actually looking forward to both.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.26.61.140
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 08:54 pm:   

An empty mouth is a hungry mouth for a curry-fiend like Zed. Only a fellow sufferer would understand.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.11.39
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 08:59 pm:   

Don't - curry or Chinese tonight. Chinese or curry?
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.26.61.140
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 09:06 pm:   

Compromise. Have a Chinese curry.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.78.11.39
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 09:19 pm:   

They serve that in Hong Kong.

Does anyone remember the Jarvis Cocker incident?
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.115.57
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 01:15 am:   

Does anyone remember the Jarvis Cocker incident?

Bottoms up!
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.115.57
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 01:28 am:   

...and Joel's book STILL hasn't turned up...
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.210.209.176
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 09:10 am:   

Nor to my house...
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.210.209.176
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 10:21 pm:   

Got my copy of The Terrible Changes. It looks fantastic.

When Mick gets back, if his copy hasn't turned up, he needs to chase Ex Occidente. I only ordered mine on June 10th and I got it already.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.154.219
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 01:05 am:   

I gather there was a few days' delay it's a one-man operation and he's not always able to get to the post office. All outstanding orders were sent out last week, so those copies should be reaching people very soon.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.26.61.140
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 08:32 am:   

>>>it's a one-man operation and he's not always able to get to the post office.

I understand. Been there, done that. Last time I used it as a reason for delays, however, I was torn apart on a public forum.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.166.189.147
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 08:38 am:   

I ordered The Terrible Changes and Virtue in Danger a few days ago. I'll let you know when I receive them.

I can sympathise with being a one man in my own small way.

I also ordered the Bestwick from another concern a couple of days ago. :-)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.26.61.140
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 08:43 am:   

I post it when I'm ready. :-)
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Huw (Huw)
Username: Huw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 218.168.188.9
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:21 pm:   

I pre-ordered mine about six weeks ago, but haven't received it yet.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.159.145.202
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 02:21 pm:   

I have started my next real-time review here:

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/the_terrible_changes__by_joel_lane.htm
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 03:16 pm:   

Des... the band are not only Goths but shoggoths = magpies of DNA. Clear now?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.159.145.202
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:19 pm:   

Thanks, Joel. Now done 'Power Cut'.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.106.220.83
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:26 pm:   

...and it's still not arrived. Think I need to email. I'll do it tonight.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.159.145.202
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:30 pm:   

Mine took about eight days. But I ordered 'Virtue in Danger' at the same time, but that has not arrived yet.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.106.220.83
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:33 pm:   

Ordered mine back in April - I hoped it would be sent out shortly after Joel got his copies, but it would seem that was not to be, unless our postman's eaten it.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.70.28.42
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:50 pm:   

I'd say mine took about a week or so.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.176.12.179
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 07:37 pm:   

Panic over - just got in from work and it was on the doormat - packaging a bit knocked about but the book is pristine (and posted on the 29th June - last monday).
The book looks every bit as gorgeous as befits its author.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.70.28.42
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 09:45 pm:   

Phew - you had me worried there :>)
Last two paragraphs of first story...that is all I'm going to say.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.159.146.201
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 02:01 pm:   

I've just this minute completed my real-time review.
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Huw (Huw)
Username: Huw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 218.168.181.10
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 03:23 pm:   

My copy of The Terrible Changes arrived today, and I'm happy to report it was well-packed and in perfect condition. It is a beautifully designed book. I love the cover (which reminds me somewhat of Giger) and the frontispiece (which is like something from a Fulci movie). Looking forward to reading it, once I've finished Thieving Fear.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.152.156
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 05:26 pm:   

Many thanks for your comments, Des.

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