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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 05:10 pm:   

Lovely to see Mr McMahon on there for Pretty Dead Things, and also Mr Paul Finch twice.

Also rather chuffed that The End of The Line has been nominated for best anthology and 'The Lure' by Nicholas Royle, from that collection, for best short story.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 05:33 pm:   

Well done, all.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 06:43 pm:   

Yup - well done, all. And thanks for the kind words, Jon.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.183.127.208
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 08:31 pm:   

Hurrah for all. That'll be due to me voting, that will.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:08 pm:   

Votes from people over eight-foot-seven count double, apparently. BFS rule.
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.208.112.217
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:55 pm:   

Good luck to all my friends. Fingers crossed.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 49.226.158.8
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 12:49 am:   

Just seen the BFS shortlist. Thank you on behalf of all the contributors of NEVER AGAIN for voting for the anthology! Congrats to all.
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Matthew Fryer (Matthew_fryer)
Username: Matthew_fryer

Registered: 08-2009
Posted From: 90.195.182.194
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 09:09 pm:   

Glad to see End of the Line (that I positively reviewed here:http://matthewfryer.com/2011/05/20/the-end-of-the-line/)
And some Paul Finch too. Great stuff, and congrats to all!
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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.147.115.253
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 09:44 pm:   

Good shortlist, just voted - well done to everyone who got in (and Mr Finch, who seemed to be all over the place!)
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Karim Ghahwagi (Karim)
Username: Karim

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 193.89.189.24
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 09:54 am:   

Congrats to all the nominees here!

Zed I picked up Pretty Little Dead Things at Heathrow airport, and read it mostly in one sitting all the way to Los Angeles. I enjoyed it a great- well as much as one can enjoy having your voice in your head in a pressurized cabin 12,000 feet over the Atlantic. Well done!

The Silent Land by Graham Joyce is particularly memorable to me for several reasons. A) I read this novel of a couple trapped in a rather strange snow-filled landscape while I was driving with my partner through the Mojave desert. B) It was also the first book I read entirely on a bloody Iphone, and it in no way lessened the impact of this wonderful novel.I think it is a particularly strong novel list this year, both the Fletcher and Nevill were strong novels as well...
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Stephen Theaker (Stephen_theaker)
Username: Stephen_theaker

Registered: 12-2009
Posted From: 92.232.184.206
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:16 am:   

Congratulations to everyone nominated! I've started reading the nominees - last night it was Grandville Mon Amour which was fantastic.
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Paul_finch (Paul_finch)
Username: Paul_finch

Registered: 11-2009
Posted From: 92.5.35.127
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:14 pm:   

Thanks to everyone who was involved in this, and thanks for all those who have offered congratulations. It's going to be a nerve-wracking Fantasycon, but a very good Saturday night indeed for someone.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:56 pm:   

>>last night it was Grandville Mon Amour which was fantastic.<<

It is superb, isn't it Stephen? I love Bryan's work. Did you read the first Grandville too? I do believe he's working on a third.

Congrats to everyone who made it onto the shortlist. There are a couple of others I'd hoped would be on, but I guess not everyone can make it. Some well deserved shortlisted works from what I can see.
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:57 pm:   

Ah but it's not Saturday the awards are on, but Sunday. Which seems a bit of an odd decision to me.

Yes, also congrats to Joel and Ally on the nomination. Byran Talbot's work is also very good indeed.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 01:02 pm:   

>>Ah but it's not Saturday the awards are on, but Sunday. Which seems a bit of an odd decision to me.<<

Really? I thought the whole thing finished around mid-day on Sunday? What time on Sunday are they doing the awards then?
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Karim Ghahwagi (Karim)
Username: Karim

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 193.89.189.24
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 01:03 pm:   

I just received Talbot's Grandville Mon Amour as a gift- a beautiful large format hardback- now I have to hunt down the first volume...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 01:32 pm:   

Karim - I have a spare copy (signed) of the first Grandville if you'd like it. I bought it when I thought I wasn't going to be able to get to see him and get a copy signed in person, and then I managed to see him later on and get another copy - signed, dedicated with drawing of DI Lebrock. Obviously, I'll be keeping the dedicated and drawn copy. But if you'd like the other one, please let me know (callag at blueyonser dot co dot uk).

The problem is though, I'm in the UK and I believe you're not? So postage may be an issue. I'd not want loads for it though, but would need to cover postage and packing plus a tiny bit extra probably.

Anyway, if you find you can get one more locally that's no problem, but if you'd be interested in mine, drop me an email.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 01:34 pm:   

Ooops, that email address should say "blueyonder" of course!
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Karim Ghahwagi (Karim)
Username: Karim

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 193.89.189.24
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 01:38 pm:   

Thanks Caroline! I'd love that copy! I will mail you. Many thanks :-)
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 02:15 pm:   

Caroline - Around lunchtime on Sunday. Which means I won't be drinking as I'm going to have to drive home that day. Seems an odd move by the BFS. There must be a reason for it, but traditionally it's been on the Saturday night.
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Stephen Theaker (Stephen_theaker)
Username: Stephen_theaker

Registered: 12-2009
Posted From: 92.232.184.206
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 02:25 pm:   

I did read the first one Caroline, and even got to talk to Bryan about it quite a bit since we were on the top table at the FantasyCon banquet with him.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.29.158
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:02 pm:   

Jon, traditionally it was always after the banquet, which was lunch on Sunday. So it was around 2pm. It's only been on Saturday night the last two or three years. Sounds like they've reverted to the old way probably because too many people were leaving early on Sunday.
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 10:40 am:   

No, you're quite right Joel. I remember now. My brain was jelly yesterday, but yes I remember it being on a Sunday. Most people, though, left before it. Or maybe that's my brain being rubbish again.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 08:55 pm:   

PRETTY LITTLE DEAD THINGS, Kindle edition, has been reduced to 99p on Amazon. Haven't a clue why, but I'd assume it's for a limited time only. Get in there quick if you want to read it...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pretty-Little-Things-Thomas-ebook/dp/B0055DEOUE/ref=sr_1 _1?ie=UTF8&m=A3TVV12T0I6NSM&qid=1309546046&sr=1-1
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 12:48 pm:   

Don't all rush at once, though.
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Stephen Theaker (Stephen_theaker)
Username: Stephen_theaker

Registered: 12-2009
Posted From: 92.232.184.206
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 05:18 pm:   

I bought it yesterday. I'll buy anything for 99p.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 06:16 pm:   

I'm hoping most people have that philosophy. My roof needs repairing, so I could do with the royalties.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.35.248.2
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 06:17 pm:   

Zed - I keep seeing books with 'Pretty' this and 'Little' and 'Things' that all around. There was Frears film with such a name and a few books in the shops. It's making my mind go foggy!
(Saw a book by and Adele something today - what a name to make sure you pop up in searches.)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 06:19 pm:   

>>>I'll buy anything for 99p.

I hear you'll sell anything for even less.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.152.176.195
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 06:25 pm:   

There was a pop group called the Pretty Things - sixties?
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 06:49 pm:   

Title as mnemonic. Zeigeisty. Gets in the head. Makes you want to buy. Well, not you - cos you never buy anything.

The sequel has a good title, too (or so I think):

http://www.garymcmahon.com/2011/07/dead-bad-things.html
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.152.176.195
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 07:04 pm:   

I'm always buying things.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 07:11 pm:   

Yeah, from Stephen, you kinky double act.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.152.176.195
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 07:21 pm:   

I've lost the audit trail of this thread.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 07:35 pm:   

It hasn't got one.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.35.248.2
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 07:36 pm:   

Zed - make that 'can't'. :-(
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 08:20 pm:   

You bought my chapbook, God bless you, Tony boy.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 08:20 pm:   

You moaned about having done so, but at least you made the effort. :-)
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Stephen Theaker (Stephen_theaker)
Username: Stephen_theaker

Registered: 12-2009
Posted From: 92.232.184.206
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 08:22 pm:   

Gary F: "I hear you'll sell anything for even less."

Ah, you mean all the fine Theaker's Paperback Library titles available on Kindle for a mere 89p..?

The kinky stuff I give away for free.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.27.14.15
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 08:30 pm:   

Kinky fiend.
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R.B. Russell (Tartarusrussell)
Username: Tartarusrussell

Registered: 02-2010
Posted From: 213.120.38.21
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11:10 am:   

If anyone here hasn't voted yet and is interested in considering my shortlisted story, "THe Beautiful Room", courtesy of my publisher it is available for free download as a pdf here: http://tartaruspress.com/beautifulroomrussell.pdf

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