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Jared
London
Book loon. Occasional llama.
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The X-Files, huh? That show people watched like twenty years ago? Who cares? I do, that's who. Now sit down and shut up while I explain important things to you. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pornokitsch
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Congratulations to Gary Northfield and Jeffrey Alan Love! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jurassic London
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New books, new editions and new news. Most of which is awfully speculative. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jurassic London
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Squeak squeak squeakum. Squeak squeaker squeak squeak squeakum. Squeak! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pornokitsch
Posted 7 days ago at Jurassic London
Lots of people meeting up to talk about the end of the world - http://www.meetup.com/post-apocalypticbookclub/ Or having an adventure under a pub - http://www.hackcircus.com/underworlds/
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Friday Five: Nice Things at Pornokitsch
Rose Biggin's lists for Standard Issue magazine: http://standardissuemagazine.com/misc/listacular/ http://standardissuemagazine.com/misc/listacular-2/ http://standardissuemagazine.com/misc/listacular-3/
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Friday Five: Nice Things at Pornokitsch
Ionibird's Stick-Gods - adorable web comic based around Egyptian mythology. They're so CUTE: http://inonibird.tumblr.com/stick-gods And this one always makes me laugh out loud: http://inonibird.tumblr.com/post/89393202615/if-thoth-does-the-moonwalk-can-sobek-river-dance
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Friday Five: Nice Things at Pornokitsch
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When the dog bites, when the bee stings, these are a few of... ooh, biscuits! (crunching noise) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pornokitsch
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The anthologies you've been waiting for. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Jurassic London
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Two brand new anthologies - and a one day giveaway for one of our classics! Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Pornokitsch
For my own reference - handy thread on r/fantasy about 'fantasy with a focus on commerce': http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/2zezgv/fantasy_with_a_focus_on_commerce/
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on A little help - 'business in SF' at Pornokitsch
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The collection includes well-known and award-winning and authors Cat Hellisen, Diane Awerbuck and Gail Dendy, alongside emerging stars like Dilman Dila, Nick Mulgrew and Chinelo Onwaulu. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Pornokitsch
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We're giving away The Book of the Dead free on Amazon - all around the world, 19 March only. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Jurassic London
Day Four is great. I wound up reading it in one sitting, which is awesome... although then ended at about 2 in the morning. (See: nightmares, above). So there are pros and cons to that method...
Nope! But it did remind me that I needed to! Take that, italics! This list is really impressive - thanks everyone!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on A little help - 'business in SF' at Pornokitsch
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From Day Four to Wolf Winter, plus five other short reviews. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Pornokitsch
Can you think of SF/F books about business? Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Pornokitsch
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STUFF (including events, open submissions and the power of song) Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Pornokitsch
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"I am mindful of the huge responsibility this represents, I just want to make sure I do the best job I possibly can." Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Pornokitsch
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It was a beautiful day for a book signing! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Jurassic London
Arin got me hooked on Dune. It has taken a few (many) years, but we now have a copy of our own. (Arin also got us hooked on Arkham, for that matter!) In my new/old obsession with Dragonlance, I've picked up this crazy vintage DL dragon-fighting game. It seems pretty awful, but will see. And nothing could ever be weirder than the time we all played the Twilight: New Moon movie tie-in game (http://www.pornokitsch.com/2011/10/rattle-boom-new-moon.html)
I'm not sure there's a 'firsties' here - or, if there is, it probably goes to, like, ancient Celtic folklore or something - where the fae were crazy, alien and not particularly nice at all. Or Shakespeare, for "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Or, for contemporary purposes, Pratchett, for Lords and Ladies - his rather spectacular take on Elves from 1992: Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels. Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies. Elves are glamorous. They project glamour. Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment. Elves are terrific. They beget terror. The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning. No one ever said elves are nice. Elves are bad.
Looking ahead, what would you want to see? Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Jurassic London