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Title: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 07, 2010, 06:35:41 pm
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.F._Lewis

Weirdmonger book: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/weirdmonger_book.htm

Forthcoming 'The Last Balcony' book: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/the_last_balcony_speech_of_ceausescu.htm

Nemonymous: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=2338.0
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 08, 2010, 01:05:29 pm
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/twisted.jpg)

There are some more amazing scans of old small press mags from the Nineties here (mainly my own contributory copies):
http://filthycreations.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=magazines&action=display&thread=13 (12 pages)

I've also today put a link at the bottom of the page here:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/wyrd_press_1993.htm
to Camille-Gabrielle's illustrations. She was co-publisher in the Nineties of Masque and Ocular magazines
-- and I believe her illustrations are possibly second to none.

And below I link respectively to the striking illustrations of t. Winter-Damon and Kerry Earl:
http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?t=2463
http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?p=15854#post15854
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 09, 2010, 03:12:45 pm
There's something deliciously old-fashioned or netraditional about these author threads. Reminds me of when I first had the Net in 1999 and stumbled on 'Masters of Terror'.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 10, 2010, 12:57:08 pm
A free competition to win one of the last remaining copies of the now out-of-print 'Weirdmonger' (Prime Books 2003) - on the BFS Forum 'Nemonymous' board:
http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=2338.msg14914#msg14914

The competition is on the 'Nemonymous' board because it is about 'Nemonymous' but you do not need to have read 'Nemonymous' to enter.
One entrant so far. Four to go.
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on March 10, 2010, 06:14:40 pm
What's the timescale for Nemonymous Ten Des?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 10, 2010, 11:21:01 pm
Deadline for submssions: April 30.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 12, 2010, 04:29:58 pm
Just written a short sonata of reality and fantasy upon 'real-time reviewing' as it relates to my future book entitled 'The Last Balcony':
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/the_last_balcony_1.htm

Very excited about the prospect. And I believe there will be a PDF extract on the Ex Occidente site very shortly.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 13, 2010, 06:56:14 pm
In common with others on this BFS Board, I have carried out a real-time review of this author's work.

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/realtime_review_of_weirdmonger_by_df_lewis_by_df_lewis.htm
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 13, 2010, 08:27:52 pm
More writers who I would like to have boards here:
Tim Nickels
Mark Samuels
Richard Gavin
Paul Meloy
Mike O'Driscoll
Allen Ashley
John Travis
Joel Lane
and some more I'll think of later.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 15, 2010, 04:08:29 pm
No axe to grind but I'm in a dictionary with Shakespeare, Jack Vance, John Keats, James Joyce, Clark Ashton Smith... :)
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/weird_words.htm
des


To win one of the few remaining copies of Weirdmonger:
http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=2338.msg15521#msg15521
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 24, 2010, 09:38:32 am
I am pleased to report that, very soon, a pdf preview of the forthcoming DFL definitive fiction collection - 'The Last Balcony' - will be put up at the Ex Occidente Press site here: http://www.exoccidente.com/index.html

 I am also kindly allowed by Unsettled Dust to use this wonderful photo (from here (http://unsettleddust.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/one-photograph-the-last-balcony/)) in electronic connection with this book:

(http://unsettleddust.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/era.jpg?w=449&h=457)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: allybird on March 24, 2010, 11:18:35 am
Stunning photo! Is it to be the cover of your collection?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on March 24, 2010, 11:49:15 am
Stunning photo! Is it to be the cover of your collection?

No, not as far as I know. This is a photograph by someone separate from me and from the publisher who was inspired by the title.  :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 08, 2010, 06:34:34 pm
In recent months, I have been receiving many requests to real-time review specific books.

 Although I really enjoy this process of real-time reviewing, my response to such requests has to be along the following lines:

 

Thanks for asking.
I can only real-time review books I've bought (or, in rare cases, exchanged for my own books as payment). And I can't promise to do a review on any of them even if I've bought them.
I'll consider buying your book.  Good luck with it.


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 11, 2010, 08:36:34 am
Last night I finished my real time review of 'Back From The Dead'. It starts here:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/back_from_the_dead.htm

Locks, metal-embeddings in the ground, Death as an Island or Character - book's general leitmotifs?
LOST - its gestalt?
??
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 19, 2010, 04:12:29 pm
Just wondering whether any publisher would like to publish the novella 'Weirdtongue' (by DF Lewis). I've not submitted it anywhere, although various versions have been stored by myself on the internet. If nobody is interested, I shall probably publish it myself through Lulu.

Please pass this message on. I shall probably be taking the Lulu option around August 2010 time, if I hear nothing.

 ==============================

Just to confirm 'Weirdmonger' (Prime Books 2003) has now been permanently out of print for some weeks - and I think only expensive editions are now available for purchasing, and not many of those.

I have a few I'm giving away over the next few months. The first here: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=2338.msg15521#msg15521

I have about six of them. And that, then, will be it! :|

 
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 20, 2010, 10:24:01 pm
Just wondering whether any publisher would like to publish the novella 'Weirdtongue' (by DF Lewis). I've not submitted it anywhere, although various versions have been stored by myself on the internet. If nobody is interested, I shall probably publish it myself through Lulu.

Please pass this message on. I shall probably be taking the Lulu option around August 2010 time, if I hear nothing.


My suggested cover for any publisher wanting to publish it:

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/3443.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 21, 2010, 10:55:15 am
Here's another suggested cover. Of course, any publisher will probably have his own cover designed for it. If anyone wants to consider the text, let me know. And that's me out of here. :)

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/3446.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 25, 2010, 09:46:35 am
I've been dismantling the WEIRDMONGER WHEEL (a mighty contraption of some six years' standing).
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/in_the_cold_light_of_day.htm

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Rolnikov on April 25, 2010, 11:00:33 am
Sorry if I provoked it...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on April 25, 2010, 11:09:46 am
Stephen, if you did act as a catalyst, it was good idea that I should take this action. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on May 21, 2010, 07:27:41 pm
I am particularly proud to announce the arrival of a new DF Lewis book.

I am overjoyed that inkermen Press have chosen to publish WEIRDTONGUE.

The page about it is HERE (http://www.inkermenpress.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=4).
Thanks so much to everyone for supporting my work over the the last 25 years. And special thanks to Inkermen Press.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on May 22, 2010, 09:39:40 am
Further to that publishing news about WEIRDTONGUE, I can confirm that my two internet novels THE HAWLER and KLAXON CITY (2005/6) have now been removed from the internet. [For reference, they were also previously known as a trilogy of novels entitled 'The Tenacity of Feathers', i.e. comprising a third internet novel: 'The Angel Megazanthus'.]
I am now rewriting these fictions as a single novel entitled NEMONYMOUS NIGHT by DF Lewis for potential print publication.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Craig Herbertson on May 22, 2010, 06:25:08 pm
Last night I finished my real time review of 'Back From The Dead'. It starts here:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/back_from_the_dead.htm

Locks, metal-embeddings in the ground, Death as an Island or Character - book's general leitmotifs?
LOST - its gestalt?
??

These real time reviews are thoroughly enjoyable Des.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on June 07, 2010, 03:48:08 pm
What is the title of this photo I found myself taking:

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/SDC109872-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: DFL on July 03, 2010, 08:54:35 am
NULL IMMORTALIS related competition to win massive out of print 'Weirdmonger' book at 7th comment here:

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/null_immortalis_in_context.htm


(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/Null3-1-1-1-1.jpg)(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/c13331.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on August 13, 2010, 12:16:05 pm
Hope Des won't mind me posting DFL-related stuff on his thread, but I just wanted to tell you all about his novella "Weirdtongue" from Inkermen Press. I've just pre-ordered my copy here:

http://www.inkermenpress.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypa ge.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=4&vmcchk=1&Itemi d=4

(sorry, you're going to have to copy and paste that link as the site won't handle it and I don't know how to do those short URL things)

Looking forward to reading it when it arrives :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 05, 2010, 09:41:49 pm
The three most recent of my Real-Time Reviews have created the most challlenge I've ever had in such an approach, each for different reasons.

NEVER AGAIN edited by Allyson Bird & Joel Lane

TENEBROUS TALES by Christopher Barker

AN EMPORIUM OF AUTOMATA by D.P. Watt

All reviews linked from HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/df-lewis-real-time-reviews/)
=================================

My novella WEIRDTONGUE has been published by The InkerMen Press.

My novel NEMONYMOUS NIGHT has been accepted for publication by Chomu Press

My very early novella AGRA ASKA has just been re-published. See HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/agra-aska-re-published/)
==================================

The last NEMONYMOUS - a huge anthology entitled NULL IMMORTALIS is still for sale.

more news later





Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 08, 2010, 09:04:42 am
I have carried out a detailed review of the fiction in BLACK STATIC #19

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/black-static-19/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 11, 2010, 04:06:30 pm
For most of you out there whose books I've REAL-TIME REVIEWED over the last two years, you can now obtain it in a BOOK (signed by me if you want):

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/
Lovely books to handle (800 pages of raw text spread over 2 volumes)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 18, 2010, 02:18:39 pm
For most of you out there whose books I've REAL-TIME REVIEWED over the last two years, you can now obtain it in a BOOK (signed by me if you want):

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/
Lovely books to handle (800 pages of raw text spread over 2 volumes)

I have now copies of these books if anyone is interested.

As another piece of my news:
The novel NEMONYMOUS NIGHT has now been given its official page at Chomu Press website for publication in 2011. Yay!
http://chomupress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 20, 2010, 01:15:22 pm

THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES

If you are one of those writers who has been published at least once in the nine editions of ‘Nemonymous’ or who has at least one story subject to my on-line real-time reviewing between November 2008 and April 2011...

you will be interested in these submission guidelines for a new anthology:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/the-horror-anthology-of-horror-anthologies/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 20, 2010, 05:02:20 pm
I thought the eligibility conditions were better than 'invitation only' - more random, more synchronous, more liable to serendipity - and all eligible names (so far) are listed as appendices to the guidelines.
I was amazed at how many and exactly who!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 21, 2010, 02:33:20 pm

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/no20bremen1-4-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 01, 2010, 03:48:13 pm

AN ORGY OF GREAT QUOTES

“Most of all the dead, from mortuaries, from under cataracts of rubble, made their anonymous presence – not as today’s dead but as yesterday’s living – felt through London. Uncounted, they continued to move in shoals through the city day, pervading everything to be seen or heard or felt with their torn-off senses, drawing on this tomorrow they had expected – for death cannot be so sudden as that.”
- Elizabeth Bowen from ‘The Heat of the Day’ (1949)

“Meantime, another war had peopled the world with another generation of the not-dead, overlapping and crowding the living’s senses still more with the senses left by unlived lives.”
– Elizabeth Bowen from ‘A World of Love’ (1954)

He never knew what happened – a cold, black pit with no bottom opened inside himself; a red-hot bellwire jagged up though him from the pit of his frozen belly to the caves of his eyes. Then the hot, gummy rush of tears, the convulsion of his features, the terrible, square grin he felt his mouth take all made him his own shameful and squalid enemy.
Elizabeth Bowen – From ‘Tears, Idle Tears’ 1941

Full moonlight drenched the city and searched it: there was not a niche left to stand in. The effect was remorseless: London looked like the moon’s capital – shallow, cratered, extinct.
Elizabeth Bowen – From ‘Mysterious Kôr’ 1944

It was a phenomenon of war-time city night that it brought out something provocative in the step of most modest women; Nature tapped out with the heels on the pavement an illicit semaphore. Alone was Louie in being almost never accosted; whatever it was was missing from her step; she walked, she strode, she bulked ahead through the dark with the sexless flat-footed nonchalance of a ten-year-old, only more heavily.
==============
The wall between the living and the living became less solid as the wall between the living and the dead thinned. In that September transparency people became transparent, only to be located by the just darker flicker of their hearts. [...]
Elizabeth Bowen (Heat of the Day 1949)

MORE ELIZABETH BOWEN QUOTES (A LOT MORE!):
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/elizabeth-bowen-quotes-1/

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 11, 2010, 04:45:47 pm
THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/the-horror-anthology-of-horror-anthologies/)

I've finally got clearance to make this the most memorable Horror anthology ever.
It only needs you now.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 20, 2010, 03:47:52 pm
My 2010 in Writing and Publishing

My novella – WEIRDTONGUE: A Glistenberry Romance - was published by InkerMen Press.

My novel – NEMONYMOUS NIGHT - was accepted by Chomu Press.

I published the final Nemonymous: NULL IMMORTALIS.

I carried out a significant number of Real-Time Reviews about many authors’ writings in the Weird Literature field.

I issued the Submission Guidelines for THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES.

I attended the fruitful Local Writers’ Group each month and wrote much new fiction as a result..

I republished my novella AGRA ASKA after it was first independently published in 1998 and long out of print.

I withdrew from a publisher my ultimate and definitive Book Collection – The Last Balcony - for what I hope were altruistic reasons on my part.

The WEIRDMONGER: The Nemonicon: The Synchronised Shards of Random Truth and Fiction (2003) Book Collection went out of print.

I started dismantling the WEIRDMONGER WHEEL.

I salvaged all the amazing Quotes I had gleaned over many years from each novel chapter and each story by Elizabeth Bowen and re-posted them on this blog (password: trouteva).

I had a few contretemps on internet forums. Some my fault, others not.

Happy New Year to all my friends.

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 30, 2010, 05:30:02 pm

End of Year Update from Chômu Press
http://chomupress.com/news/end-of-year-update/
Just spotted this update.
Includes new books by Mark Samuels, Rhys Hughes, Michael Cisco and myself. :)
They've also just brought out a new Reggie Oliver book and more...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on December 30, 2010, 08:33:17 pm
This is what I wrote as a sort of review of Chomu Press's The Dracula Papers by Reggie Oliver on Vault of Evil:

"I haven't read many horror novels this year, mainly crime or historical, but I did recentky finish Reggie Oliver's The Dracula Papers Book 1: The Scholar's Tale, which is an amazing mixture of Gothic adventure and historical romance with occasional appearances from such diverse characters as the Wandering Jew (and his tales of the "real" Jesus), cannibals, pirates, madness, suicide, bizarre executions and the historical Vlad Tepes as a young man fighting the Turks. There's horror, tension, humour, the lot. The only thing that really amazes me is that this 470-page first of a proposed four volumes, has been published by Chomu Press rather than one of the mainstream publishers. All credit to Chomu, of course, for bringing this book out, and making such a splendid job of it, but something of this calibre should have been available in every bookshop. It speaks volumes for the state of the industry today that Reggie has had to rely on the small press for something like this. It's a crying shame."

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 30, 2010, 08:59:39 pm
Thanks, David, I'm expecting Chomu Press to be a big press publisher before long!

I forgot to mention they are also doing a book by another of my favourite writers: Brendan Connell.
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 01, 2011, 10:05:05 am
Very proud that the acclaimed ‘GRIM REVIEWS’ has placed Nemomymous Ten: NULL IMMORTALIS in its best of 2010:
http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/best-weird-horror-of-2010-in-review.html

And Matthew Fryer, too: http://shocklinesforum.yuku.com/topic/17245?page=3  :)

Nobody's read WEIRDTONGUE yet, though. :(
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Graeme on January 04, 2011, 09:10:37 pm
Des,

Remember Kimota which folded nine years ago?  I am looking for authors who had stories published in it for permission to republish them in an anthology for the Kindle.

After this toe in the water, as it were, I am planning on launching a Kindle emagazine called Kzine which I hope will offer royalties to the authors based on the number of subscibers.

You had a story called "Beyond the Help of Mortals" published in Kimota. Can I use sit for the anthology?

My email is editor@kzine.co.uk if you wish to respond directly. The same goes for any other authors in the old Kimota whom I haven't tracked down yet. There is an unfinished web site at www.kzine.co.uk which has a link to the old Kimota site which may be of interest.

Regards, Graeme
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 04, 2011, 09:20:26 pm
Hi, Graeme
Great to see you here. By all means use that story. And thanks for wanting it again!
best wishes, des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Graeme on January 04, 2011, 09:34:59 pm
Thanks Des. You're a gent.

Hopefully see you at a Fantasycon soon.

Graeme
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 09, 2011, 11:42:59 am
I have created a dedicated website for WEIRDTONGUE here:
http://weirdtongue.wordpress.com/

(http://weirdtongue.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/501694.jpg?w=217&h=288)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 09, 2011, 03:59:28 pm
 PS There is now a link on the new WEIRDTONGUE website that gives you a reading-aloud by me of the first few pages.
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 12, 2011, 09:38:29 pm
EXPEN THE SCUSIL
http://expenscusil.wordpress.com/ (a site for my Last Balcony book collection)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/easthill2.jpg)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 13, 2011, 09:31:48 pm
Can those eligible to submit to The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies please let me know if they intend to submit a story before the deadline?

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 01, 2011, 08:39:42 am
Delighted to see that NULL IMMORTALIS is on ballot list for Stoker Awards:
http://gwailowrite.livejournal.com/330971.html

And Margaret B Simon's TROOT from it.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on February 01, 2011, 09:21:47 am
Congratulations, Des.

You know this is the second year running that there isn't a single thing in any of the Stoker categories that I've read, so I'll end up not voting yet again! Then again, overwhelmingly, most of the nominations are for US publications. Yours is one of the very rare UK ones!

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 01, 2011, 09:25:15 am
Yours is one of the very rare UK ones!

Thanks, David.
I'm a centre for British export excellence, making our recession that small bit less severe. ;)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 08, 2011, 05:14:10 pm
"The pessimist may be proved right in the end, but the optimist has a better journey"

Said on Dolly's game today on DEAL OR NO DEAL just finished 10 minutes ago
The web seems alive with this quote.
Never said before?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 09, 2011, 04:20:17 pm

HOLIDAY by M. Rickert (Golden Gryphon Press)
This seems to be a book for lovers of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, in the vein of Aickman and others.
My real-time review here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/holiday-by-m-rickert/

(http://www.goldengryphon.com/holiday-large.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 09, 2011, 09:54:09 pm
Having finished the above review about HOLIDAY by M. Rickert, I have found this video about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PMOvLcStr0
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 10, 2011, 03:40:11 pm
Nobody has yet won the free competion to win a rare WEIRDMONGER (2004 Prime Books / Cold Tonnage) hardback:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/win_a_weirdmonger_hardback.htm
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on February 18, 2011, 07:19:40 pm
Review of D.F Lewis' Weirdtongue now online here :-

http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/02/weirdtongue-by-d-f-lewis/ (http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/02/weirdtongue-by-d-f-lewis/)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 20, 2011, 10:27:13 am
Review of D.F Lewis' Weirdtongue now online here :-

http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/02/weirdtongue-by-d-f-lewis/ (http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/02/weirdtongue-by-d-f-lewis/)


Thanks, Colin. :)

Other DFL news:

I have now had the excited pleasure of reading the Galley Book of 'Nemonymous Night', my 380 page novel due from Chomu Press in June.

A new review of the Stoker-balloted NULL IMMORTALIS:
 http://exaggeratedpress.weebly.com/reviews.html - "Quite simply, the last Nemonymous Megazanthus, Null Immortalis, is a tour de force. It is a long, many hued, many–voiced journey through the imagination of a set of fine writers. It is strange, straight, funny, tragic, dark and then filled with light.  The fiction inside that surreal cover, decorated by a row wind turbines so arranged to look like a tree, or even a many-winged insect, is beyond genre, defies pigeon-holes. It is simply fiction, it is simply writers, writing."

My latest Real-Time Reviews on my blog:

21 Jan 11): BFS Journal (Winter 2010) – My Real-Time Review

(24 Jan 11): War With The Newts – by Karel Capek

(24 Jan 11): The Dark Tower – The Gunslinger by Stephen King

(25 Jan 11): I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like by Justin Isis

(1 Feb 11): The Dark Tower – The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

(7 Feb 11): Holiday – by M. Rickert

(11 Feb 11): THE DRACULA PAPERS: Book I: The Scholar’s Tale by Reggie Oliver

(18 Feb 11): THE DARK TOWER: The Waste Lands

(19 Feb 11): The Peacock Escritoire – by Mark Valentine

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 24, 2011, 05:15:24 pm
My review of THE PEACOCK ESCRITOIRE by Mark Valentine (complete with a real peacock's feather and luxury loose-leaf Journal Notes and a separate book of stories, all housed within a realistically plush escritoire:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iuk_0Zf1TtY/TVlP0CAR6HI/AAAAAAAACIE/Eelv8f2UDLg/s1600/Photo-0058.jpg)

here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/the-peacock-escritoire-by-mark-valentine/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 05, 2011, 03:20:22 pm
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/

The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies - are you eligible to submit a story? It's going be one of those books...

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/no20bremen1-4-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 05, 2011, 04:21:47 pm
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/

The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies - are you eligible to submit a story? It's going be one of those books...

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/no20bremen1-4-1-1.jpg)

*All* BFS members will be automatically eligible to submit to this paying market if you reply to this post with your intentions to do so.   
   
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 07, 2011, 09:03:13 am
My first published novel at the age of 63 now available for pre-order: NEMONYMOUS NIGHT (Chômu Press) (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/d-f-lewis/nemonymous-night.htm)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 13, 2011, 05:25:00 pm
Congratulations to S.D. Tullis whose story from Null Immortalis entitled THE RETURN appears on the list here:
http://www.darkecho.com/darkfantasy/
i.e. the announcement that this story is appearing in the book ‘The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror’, 2011 Edition
And thanks, SDT, for lending your name to characters in all the NU stories!
 
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Further to that, I am pleased to announce the following (which sounds good going to me as Null Immortalis was not wholly a Horror anthology):
 
Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions for 'Best Horror of the Year' volume three

Bacon, Stephen “The Toymaker of Bremen,”

Fry, Gary “Strings Attached,”

Kendall, Rachel “Holesale,”

Lane, Joel “The Drowned Market,”

Nickels, Tim “Supermarine,” (novella)

Oliver, Reggie “You Have Nothing to Fear,”

Pearlman, Daniel “A Giant in the House,”

Simon, Marge “Troot,”

Tullis, S. D. “The Return,”

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As this is a DFL thread, I am proud to report an Ellen Datlow Honorable Mention of one of my own stories, the first for many years.
SO – by DF Lewis (Where The Heart Is – Gray Friar Press)
 
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 15, 2011, 05:55:04 pm
There is always another day to earmark the end of the world and its first
anniversary next year.

and today I've started my real-time review of REVENANTS:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/revenants-by-daniel-mills/

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 20, 2011, 08:29:31 am
I wrote two new fiction thingies yesterday, placed for free on the Weirdmonger Wheel (the latter one being about a No Fly Zone and the former about 'stubbers' and 'no spitting' signs on old buses):

MAR 19: STUBBER: http://weirdmonger.blogspot.com/2011/03/stubber.html

MAR 19: A THIN IN A TIN: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/a-thin-in-a-tin/



Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 21, 2011, 02:05:08 pm
Today’s Excerpt from my real-time review of ‘Wizard and Glass’ by Stephen King HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/the-dark-tower-wizard-and-glass/).

IX. Citgo
“…a kind of open-air haunted house.”
Almost gratuitously meeting at Citgo, with some hint of  the area’s “contamination“, Roland and Susan are spooning together and just teetering upon their mutual exquisite deflowering of her purity thus potentially depriving the town mayor of the virginity he’s already ‘paid for’ (while gloatingly spied upon through her pink globe by hag Rhea). Citgo was previously referenced above as an area of oil-derricks, nineteen of which can be counted as still working autonomously (without human intervention) – and as one travels through it with the spooning couple one is reminded of the Fukishima of today: the numbered reactors (subject to Roland’s counting?), their insidious steaming and heath-robinson machines and ominous mystery of cooling devices and ill-refined gloop (my words, not the book’s) and so forth (please (re)read this chapter and see what I mean), with implications of WMDs and surreptitious Gaddafery by who knows whom… (21 Mar 11)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 24, 2011, 03:34:48 pm
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My personal real-time reading of the Dark Minds Anthology as a vision of the
death process as seen by those dying, in all forms of Horror fiction:
traditional, Ligottian, literary, 'Vault-of-Evil' etc


http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/dark-minds-including-an-original-story-by-gary-mcmahon/


McMahon's Rain is a symbol for the death process as witnessed by those dying. When does the witnessing cease and the nothingness begin, though?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 31, 2011, 05:49:49 pm
I've just reviewed a new visionary story by Mark Samuels - i.e. THE TOWER, the extra story in the Chomu 'Man of the Machen' book or as they call it: "The Man Who Collected Machen"  :)
Anyone else read it?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on March 31, 2011, 06:51:53 pm
I've just reviewed a new visionary story by Mark Samuels - i.e. THE TOWER, the extra story in the Chomu 'Man of the Machen' book or as they call it: "The Man Who Collected Machen"  :)
Anyone else read it?

I've read it, Des. One of the stronger, more paranoid stories in the collection.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on March 31, 2011, 07:35:08 pm
Brilliant story as I pointed out in my review http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/03/the-man-who-collected-machen-and-other-weird-tales-by-mark-samuels/ (http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/03/the-man-who-collected-machen-and-other-weird-tales-by-mark-samuels/)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 31, 2011, 07:54:58 pm
Brilliant story as I pointed out in my review http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/03/the-man-who-collected-machen-and-other-weird-tales-by-mark-samuels/ (http://blackabyss.co.uk/2011/03/the-man-who-collected-machen-and-other-weird-tales-by-mark-samuels/)

Yes, Colin, it was your review that finally persuaded me to buy the Chomu book simply for THE TOWER! And I'm glad I did. :)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 11, 2011, 08:51:42 am
My review of The Life of Polycrates & Other Stories for Antiquated Children by Brendan Connell is now finished:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/the-life-of-polycrates-other-stories-for-antiquated-children/

My reviewing of THE DARK TOWER series by Stephen King continues apace. This seems to be a major work of Fantasy in English, but it is hardly ever mentioned.  And if you enjoyed LOST, for example, I am sure you will enjoy this. And DR WHO.  Though it is essentially unique.
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/my-real-time-reviews-of-stephen-king-the-dark-tower-etc/

des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 11, 2011, 09:00:02 am
I am receiving some great stories for the Ha the Ha. It may well turn out *literally* to be the Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies as well as being stories *about* Horror anthologies. ;)

And I'm getting excited as my first independently published novel (ie from Chomu Press) is due to come out in June: Nemonymous Night.. 380 pages!

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 14, 2011, 08:18:39 am
For me, a wonderful review of Weirdtongue -
http://matthewfryer.com/2011/04/13/weirdtongue-a-glistenberry-romance-by-d-f-lewis/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Ray on April 14, 2011, 05:33:21 pm
Still working on one I hope to send you for HA HA.  I hope you like it, but either way I'm looking forward to the anthology...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 17, 2011, 11:16:47 pm
The cover of my first novel NEMONYMOUS NIGHT (Chomu Press) has just been released. Very exciting.

(http://chomupress.com/wp-content/uploads/9781907681097-2000-e1303067815644.jpeg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Craig Herbertson on April 18, 2011, 07:53:18 pm
The cover of my first novel NEMONYMOUS NIGHT (Chomu Press) has just been released. Very exciting.

(http://chomupress.com/wp-content/uploads/9781907681097-2000-e1303067815644.jpeg)

That's a  jolly good cover Des.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 22, 2011, 09:53:25 am
Weirdtongue bitingly deconstructed: http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2011/04/weirdtongue-by-df-lewis-reviewed.html
A refresh view of the book that contrasts with the previous review.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 24, 2011, 08:36:26 am
 I've just completed my enormous Real Time Review of = the whole DARK TOWER series by Stephen King. Phew! Quite a rite of passage:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/my-real-time-reviews-of-stephen-king-the-dark-tower-etc/

"EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! YOU! DON'T DARE MOCK ME! YOU DON'T DARE! EEEEEEEEEEEEE!"

Important to all bespoke imaginers, I'd opine.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 26, 2011, 05:00:51 pm
My Cream Cakes for the Royal Wedding:
http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?t=5287
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 05, 2011, 12:50:24 pm
A dedicated website for 'Nemonymous Night':
http://nemonymousnight.wordpress.com/
It's 'under construction', by 'Holy Connect' out of 'Sudracide'.

I'm pleased someone has said publicly today that the cover is "a masterpiece of surrealism".
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Andrew Hook on May 09, 2011, 10:07:55 am
Loving that cover, Des!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 10, 2011, 07:21:30 pm
I've started my Real-Time Review of THE GREAT LOVER:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/the-great-lover-by-michael-cisco/

(http://chomupress.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Great-Lover-Front-Cover-196x300.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 20, 2011, 07:11:55 pm
Awaiting Rapture:

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/4777.jpg)

More impending Rapture:

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/4688.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 23, 2011, 03:22:42 pm
NEMONYMOUS NIGHT has now been sent to print by the publisher ready for its due June publication.
To celebrate I've now fully constructed my continuing 'Under Construction' site about it and given it a direct feed from www.nemonymous.com (http://www.nemonymous.com)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/nemonymousnight-001-1.jpg?t=1306137071)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 02, 2011, 05:05:50 pm
The Book Depository currently has ‘Nemonymous Night’ with 25% off as a pre-order.
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Nemonymous-Night-Lewis/9781907681097
Meanwhile, I understand the books themselves are in existence and they look real good! 
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THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES
Those authors included being added here gradually
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 06, 2011, 05:11:21 pm
Someone said this about me today ( 6 Jun 2011) in a public forum (http://www.knibbworld.com/campbell-cgi/discus/show.cgi?tpc=1&post=77177#POST77177).
It’s like turning a dial on an old radio, knowing when the hiss has gone.”
I’m genuinely very proud of this.
I hope it was bakelite.

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 11, 2011, 08:47:51 am
I am pleased to report that someone is conducting a real-time review, for the first time, on one of my own works! :)
i.e. of my just released novel: 'Nemonymous Night'.
Here: The Stars at Noonday (http://noondaystars.blogspot.com/2011/06/nemonymous-night-real-time-review.html)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 12, 2011, 07:36:23 pm
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/chance-treasures-from-an-unfair-lottery/
CHANCE TREASURES FROM AN UNFAIR LOTTERY
E. & O.E.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 15, 2011, 08:03:59 am

Two items:
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On proof-reading the first book-shaped version of "The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies", it's really come home to me what a remarkable book this will be!
A book about the things we live, like, love most: real books that are Horror Anthologies.

Nightmarish, too.

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Nemonymous Night
Publication Date – 15 June 2011

Nemonymous Night is not an easy read; however — and here’s the rub — it’s entirely readable.

NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS (today)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 15, 2011, 02:10:54 pm
Chomu Press: Prize Draw:
http://chomupress.com/news/are-you-nemonymous/

Are you nemonymous night?

“It’s the kind of work you’d like to put in the water supply of a major city,
just to see what would happen.”
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 17, 2011, 10:55:28 am
Tony Lovell's amazing front cover image for the Ha of Ha:
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/tony-lovells-front-cover-images/
Which do you prefer?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on June 18, 2011, 06:16:28 pm
That's one creepy cover Des, I like it.
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Post by: Wayne Mook on June 18, 2011, 09:22:39 pm
They look good, 1 and 5 are my faves.


Wayne.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Jay Eales on June 19, 2011, 04:43:03 pm
Tony Lovell's amazing front cover image for the Ha of Ha:
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/tony-lovells-front-cover-images/
Which do you prefer?

Number 1 is my favourite, but 2 and 5 are good. 6 has an interesting coffin vibe about it, but isn't quite as obviously a book as the others.

Jay
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 20, 2011, 09:59:06 am
As an extra-mural incentive to the winner of the Chomu Press prize draw ( http://chomupress.com/news/are-you-nemonymous/ ) for Nemonymous Night, I shall also personally donate a complete set of the nine Nemonymous anthology books (2001-2010), signed by myself.

PS: The http://www.nemonymous.com link leads now to “Hoist Aloft Upon Fiction-Rapture”, my own unofficial site for ‘Nemonymous Night’.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 22, 2011, 06:21:51 pm
If you’ve been in Nemonymous, or collaborated with me in some way, or been real-time reviewed, or just been a buddy over the years, please simply record your support for ‘Nemonymous Night’ by entering the free prize draw here:
http://chomupress.com/news/are-you-nemonymous/
29 June deadline.
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 23, 2011, 04:50:39 pm

TH HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES

This book is due to be published at the beginning of July.

At first, orders will be to me direct.

Any image of the book should be avoided on the internet until the book is available on Amazon etc. which should be later in the year. Review copies will be issued on this understanding.

The book direct from myself will be costed in GBP, i.e. a total of £10.50 UK, £12 air mail other EU, £13.50 air mail elsewhere, by PayPal.

324 pages, perfect-bound paperback. 114,000 words.

Twenty original stories (see contents list on the ha of ha site)

Three photo-images by Tony Lovell (including front and back cover).

It will cost nothing extra at this stage to have it signed by the editor and author of ‘Nemonymous Night’.  

des (dflewis48@hotmail.com)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 27, 2011, 04:47:56 pm
Orders now being taken for the HA of HA.  :)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/tlz-1-1.jpg)

This is not a book you will want to miss reading!

http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 30, 2011, 08:40:43 am


The HA of HA is here!
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img495-1.jpg)
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/

You can buy it here:
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/no20bremen1-4-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on June 30, 2011, 04:30:50 pm
For some reason I want to shut that book and make him pop.

Is that sick or what?

 ???
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 08, 2011, 09:10:14 am
have started two new real-time reviews:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/dying-to-read-by-john-elliott/

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/the-star-ushak-by-louis-marvick/

des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 14, 2011, 07:42:30 am
 Karim Ghahwagi has started a real-time review of the HA of HA:
http://karimghahwagi.com/my-book-reviews/

(http://karimghahwagi.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/haha-400-web2.jpg?w=326&h=439)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 16, 2011, 04:33:30 pm
http://matthewfryer.com/2011/07/16/the-horror-anthology-of-horror-anthologies/
The Ha of Ha reviewed again.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 17, 2011, 10:34:01 pm
Next competition for the rare 'Weirdmonger' book (2003):
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/valuable-weirdmonger-book-2003-to-be-gathered/

Between 500 and 2000 words, please write a prequel or sequel for THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 27, 2011, 03:16:27 pm

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img500a-2-1.jpg)(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img499b-1-1-1.jpg)
(scanned in two sections)

I have just completed a Real Time Review of the massive MASTER IN CAFE MORPHINE (that contains stories by Nina Allan, Allyson Bird, Reggie Oliver, R.B. Russell, Mark Beech (once editor of 'Psychotrope'), Rhys Hughes and many more.
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/the-master-in-cafe-morphine/

I am now in the middle of RTRing all the fiction in the slim book of THEAKER'S QUARTERLY FICTION #37 here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/real-time-review-of-tqf-37/
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Post by: Erik T. Johnson on July 27, 2011, 06:59:33 pm
That Ha Ha cover is truly truly awesome indeed!

Erik
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 27, 2011, 08:28:31 pm
That Ha Ha cover is truly truly awesome indeed!

Thanks, Erik. It's a photograph by Tony Lovell.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 04, 2011, 02:11:57 pm
(http://karimghahwagi.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/haha-400-web2.jpg?w=326&h=439)

I was wondering whether any here are yet in a position to confirm if this book lives up to its title. :)
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 08, 2011, 08:53:23 am
Rare 'Weirdmonger' Book - free competition. Write a short sequel or prequel to THE TELL-TALE HEART. Please see link below.

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/weirdmonger-competition/

(http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/c2/c13331.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 10, 2011, 01:41:21 pm
Here on my assigned Promote Your Projects thread, I'm pleased to report that THE LAST BALCONY collection now has a future independent publisher. Details to follow.

I am also pleased to report that I shall be interviewed as Featured Author in Black Static #25 alongside reviews of Nemonymous Night, Weirdtongue and The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 13, 2011, 01:45:41 pm
A free competition for the massive, expensive Ex Occidente Press anthology book: THE MASTER IN CAFE MORPHINE:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/the-master-in-cafe-morphine-competition/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 14, 2011, 02:10:06 pm
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/four-new-websites/
I've just set up five new websites for the nine 'Nemonymous' books (all linked from above).
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: jim mcleod on August 14, 2011, 05:54:25 pm
(http://karimghahwagi.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/haha-400-web2.jpg?w=326&h=439)

I was wondering whether any here are yet in a position to confirm if this book lives up to its title. :)
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/

Des, it's locked and loaded into my review schedule, a nasty viral infection has knocked my reviewing by about a month.  A holiday which was supossed to turn into a reading marathon, turned into a bed ridden nightmare
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 14, 2011, 06:16:27 pm
Hope you're recovering well.Thanks for the heads up.
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 15, 2011, 10:12:53 am
A new review of 'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies':
http://www.blackabyss.co.uk/2011/08/the-horror-anthology-of-horror-anthologies-edited-by-d-f-lewis/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 20, 2011, 07:21:32 pm
Can you recall the lasting effect of the most deeply disturbing collection of horror stories you’ve ever encountered? The narratives join hands…” — From THE USELESS by Dominy Clements (http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/editors-story-by-story-commentary/)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 24, 2011, 02:22:02 pm
Bear with me but, as I have this promotional thread, I thought I would list out below the fifteen websites
I have designed for various aspects of my output (as editor, publisher, writer and reviewer).
I don't expect these sites to be viewed very often! But they were fun doing :)

THE HAWLER (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/) (general site)
REAL-TIME REVIEWS (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/)
THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES (http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/)
NEMONYMOUS NIGHT (http://nemonymousnight.wordpress.com/) (novel)
WEIRDTONGUE (http://weirdtongue.wordpress.com/) (novella)
THE LAST BALCONY (http://expenscusil.wordpress.com/) (forthcoming collection)
WEIRDMONGER: THE NEMONICON (http://weirdmonger.wordpress.com/) (old collection)
THE BEACH HUT (http://etepsed.wordpress.com/) (early DFL material)
FICTION COLLABORATIONS (http://dflcollaborations.wordpress.com/)
ELIZABETH BOWEN (http://elizabethbowensite.wordpress.com/)

NEMONYMOUS (2001 - 2010)
THE FIRST FIVE YEARS (http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/)
ZENCORE (http://zencore2007.wordpress.com/)
CONE ZERO (http://conezero.wordpress.com/)
CERN ZOO (http://cernzoo.wordpress.com/)
NULL IMMORTALIS (http://nullimmortalis2010.wordpress.com/)


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 25, 2011, 04:46:01 pm
A new review of WEIRDTONGUE from Grim Blogger:
http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/review-weirdtongue-by-df-lewis.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 05, 2011, 04:15:59 pm
It appears you can currently obtain the HA of HA postage free here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horror-Anthology-Anthologies/dp/1447757351/

This is a bargain for the general public, I reckon, to purchase this large anthology of quality Horror stories. Just £10.
Please pass the word.

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/5113.jpg)
Image © Tony Lovell
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 06, 2011, 08:54:19 pm
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/classical-horror-guidelines/

My new anthology submission guidelines.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 07, 2011, 10:11:08 am
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/classical-horror-guidelines/

My new anthology submission guidelines.

I have now started a dedicated CLASSICAL HORROR website that duplicates the Guidelines etc.:
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 07, 2011, 05:10:19 pm

I have now started a dedicated CLASSICAL HORROR website that duplicates the Guidelines etc.:
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/

Don't have nightmares, but can anyone see the front-on cat between the top orange images...?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 10, 2011, 08:47:50 am
The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies - now at amazon.co.uk and printed by them with seemingly better quality paper (I did a test run purchase) - only £10 currently with postage free.  This, if I say so myself, is amazing value. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 10, 2011, 10:38:58 am
Submission guidelines for authors wishing to be in my new anthology next year:
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
A paying market.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img50555-1-1-3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 11, 2011, 04:56:18 pm
I've just re-organised my readings aloud:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/dfl-readings-aloud/
I have had a lot of feedback on these over the years.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 15, 2011, 01:11:12 pm
Just renovated the Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies website.
Currently a generous offer on Amazon.co.uk for this sizeable anthology.
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/tl1-1.jpg)

Submission guidelines for authors wishing to be in my new anthology next year:
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
A paying market.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img50555-1-1-3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 19, 2011, 01:44:40 pm
http://thegingernutcase.blogspot.com/2011/09/starting-this-week.html
Ginger Nuts of Horror starting a real-time review of The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 24, 2011, 12:18:17 pm
‎'Classical Horror' stories needed: paying market.

http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/

Tell others - unless you want to be  only writer submitting to it.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 27, 2011, 05:15:35 pm
I've spent my life grinding away at office jobs and, since retiring, blogging myself silly. Each a cumulative stage in some pattern of islands of self. Are you grinding away, similarly? Hope you all have a good time in Brighton.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 03, 2011, 12:59:38 pm
As Amazon UK are still doing free postage, it is still only £10 in total for this substantive anthology:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horror-Anthology-Anthologies/dp/1447757351/

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/haaaaa-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 06, 2011, 07:13:16 pm
http://wwwbillblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/kind-of-face-you-slash-day-6-dust-that.html
This HA OF HA review just came out of the blue.
Blimey!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 09, 2011, 06:18:59 pm
Just in: http://www.compulsivereader.com/html/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2909

“Nemonymous Night is fantasy at its most unreliable and thought provoking.
D F Lewis uses Nemonymous Night to explore several idea landscapes – the connection of writer to character to reality and the definition of personality through the unconscious and dreaming. It flows like the dream world where people merge suddenly or become someone else, is repetitive and cyclic and emotional at times.”

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/9781907681097-20001-1-1-1-1.jpg)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 10, 2011, 07:48:27 am
Just in: http://horrorworld.org/hw/2011/10/the-horror-anthology-of-horror-anthologies/
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/tl0-3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 12, 2011, 11:09:31 am
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/quiet-houses-by-simon-kurt-unsworth/
I have started a real-time review of QUIET HOUSES by Simon Kurt Unsworth
(http://darkcontinents.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/QuietHouseCover-200x300.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 15, 2011, 04:23:43 pm
Do you like 'horrasy' - my neologism for Horror and Fantasy combined?

Or is it a heresy?...

The British Horrasy society...?? Hmm.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 16, 2011, 11:05:06 am
Did anyone else see that wonderful Terry Gilliam production of 'The Damnation of Faust' by Berlioz on BBC4 on Friday. Astonishing production that I think many here would enjoy from the Historical Fantasy and Horror point of view.
I seriously can't recommend this Gilliam production enough to Horror Genre fans (and many of the later images are Whovian!).
Catch it while you can on BBCi player.
You'll know what I mean if you do,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b015swyf/Terry_Gilliams_Faust/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 16, 2011, 11:12:56 am
Did anyone else see that wonderful Terry Gilliam production of 'The Damnation of Faust' by Berlioz on BBC4 on Friday. Astonishing production that I think many here would enjoy from the Historical Fantasy and Horror point of view.
I seriously can't recommend this Gilliam production enough to Horror Genre fans (and many of the later images are Whovian!).
Catch it while you can on BBCi player.
You'll know what I mean if you do,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b015swyf/Terry_Gilliams_Faust/

Essential viewing perhaps if you want to submit to this anthology!  http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/ :)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 18, 2011, 02:40:38 pm
Details of Black Static 25 are now out:
http://ttapress.com/1135/black-static-25/0/5/

Personal Note: Including: "D.F. Lewis interviewed, plus reviews of Weirdtongue, Nemonymous Night, The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies"

I've not seen the reviews yet!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 25, 2011, 10:27:55 am
Just received BLACK STATIC #25 in the last hour and, despite my photo on the front, found its arrival one of welcome metaphysical repose despite the excitement I had prior to its arrival.

Thanks to Andy - and to Pete (who must have crossed many difficult electronic hurdles to complete the Case Notes project this time because of his computer's collapse) for conducting the interview and reviewing Weirdtongue, Nemonymous Night and the HA of HA.
 I shall shortly real-time review this issue's fiction, as I often do with BS fiction.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on October 25, 2011, 07:44:54 pm
Congratulations on the interview Des, very interesting read.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 26, 2011, 05:19:23 pm
Since the start of the Classical Horror genre, I've now encountered the first example of it with the Zombie story by Barbara A Barnett - reviewed by me here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/black-static-25-fiction-review/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 27, 2011, 08:02:30 am
Since the start of the Classical Horror genre, I've now encountered the first example of it with the Zombie story by Barbara A Barnett - reviewed by me here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/black-static-25-fiction-review/

And I now consider this to be Peter Straub's launch of 'Classical Horror'!
http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/unique-theatrical-concert-for-halloween/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 30, 2011, 08:33:47 am
I have completed my latest real-time review - http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/the-orphan-palace-joseph-s-pulver-sr/
i.e. of The Orphan Palace - Joseph S Pulver, Sr.
A comment about it elsewhere  (i.e. not from anyone directly associated with the book):
"Amazing review, love Lewis' real-time reviews, and this one is visceral, poetic in a sideways manner..."
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 04, 2011, 12:13:31 pm
A new DFL thingie today:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/thoughts-and-themes/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 04, 2011, 04:56:56 pm
THE WEIRD. Bitten off more than I can chew!  Reviewing this book received today: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/weird-a-compendium-of-dark-and-strange-stories/
Title: HAoHA
Post by: stewartguitar on November 05, 2011, 03:09:39 pm
I posted a review of Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies on Amazon, essentially saying it was brilliant.  Looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: HAoHA
Post by: Des Lewis on November 05, 2011, 04:10:24 pm
I posted a review of Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies on Amazon, essentially saying it was brilliant.  Looking forward to the next one.

Thanks, Stewart. I hope the next one will indeed live up to the standard set by the HA of HA. Guidelines here: http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 05, 2011, 04:45:53 pm
http://shocklinesforum.yuku.com/topic/19451/master/1/?page=1
My free competition for the rare and massive and valuable MASTER IN CAFE MORPHINE anthology.
Title: Re: HAoHA
Post by: stewartguitar on November 06, 2011, 10:18:45 am
I posted a review of Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies on Amazon, essentially saying it was brilliant.  Looking forward to the next one.

Thanks, Stewart. I hope the next one will indeed live up to the standard set by the HA of HA. Guidelines here: http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/

I've got that one in my sights - expect a submission from me.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 17, 2011, 10:35:45 am
The VanderMeers' MASSIVE attack of 'The WEIRD' (Corvus). I count myself up on Weird stories but this book is continually bringing new old classics to my attention.

Still doing a real-time review  (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/df-lewiss-real-time-review-of-the-vandermeers-massive-the-weird/) of it.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 21, 2011, 04:43:57 pm
My 'mature' re-reading of Ramsey Campbell's THE BROOD in the context of 'The
WEIRD':
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/the-weird-8/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 03, 2011, 09:48:37 pm
The complete index of links for my now complete real-time review of The WEIRD (3/11/11 - 3/12//11): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/df-lewiss-real-time-review-of-the-vandermeers-massive-the-weird/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 12, 2011, 02:32:01 pm
To celebrate today’s re-launching of THE WEIRDMONGER WHEEL you will find a free competition to win from me the increasingly valuable book: WEIRDMONGER (Prime 2003).

This simple competition is described at the beginning of the Wheel itself: http://etepsed.wordpress.com/weirdmonger-wheel-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 14, 2011, 10:38:54 am
Yesterday, following the Black Static interview with me, Peter Tennant asked some more questions for the TTA website:
http://ttapress.com/1184/getting-to-know-d-f-lewis/0/5/

Today I answered a Weird Questionnaire: i.e. the 60 questions from the Weird Fiction Review:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/weird-fiction-review-questionnaire/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 20, 2011, 04:57:54 pm
Started my real time review of Black Static #26: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/black-static-26/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 24, 2011, 06:43:55 pm
Was the God Particle born instable?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 03, 2012, 10:45:54 am
Just a reminder of this paying Horror market: http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 13, 2012, 07:46:07 am
I am very pleased to see that Peter Tennant has given Colin Insole's story THE APOPLEXY OF BEELZEBUB his 'Best' of 2011 and the HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES itself second place as Anthology:
http://ttapress.com/1230/petes-picks-for-2011-part-one/0/5/
Also, some very satisfying comments about the 'Best' UK Small Press's Chomu Press (that published my novel in 2011)
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 14, 2012, 10:50:57 am
My best four for fiction read by me and first published in 2011 (the DFL Awards!):
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/dfls-best-four-for-fiction-published-in-2011/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 18, 2012, 07:13:11 pm
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/the-zencore-statue/
Incredible!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 18, 2012, 08:51:35 pm
Zencore author TIM NICKELS:




Now, could The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies be the most remarkable of your many editorships, dear des? Stand out stories by Colin Insole, Joel Lane, Tony Lovell, David Matthew, Reggie Oliver, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Mark Valentine and D.P. Watt. Is it truly possible to find a favourite? Odious even to single out any among the fine, fierce flowers growing in the wild place beyond the HA-HA. And I think "Flowers of the Sea" has perhaps the slightest of edges on all the others: rarely has a story torn itself out of the page and taken on a something-elseness, a state beyond writing and reading. I was seriously wondering (correction: I continue to wonder) whether Reggie was employing some sort of hypno-word rhythm to lure the reader's mind into another place. But what of the bleak, careful beauty of "The Follower"? And the warmth and final joy of "The Pearl and the Boil"? The quiet *effectiveness* of "All His Worldly Goods"?

Thank you - I loved it.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 20, 2012, 04:23:51 pm
And has any editor worked so hard for a book's stories?!   ;D
Here you can link to each story's reviews grouped together (well, some of each): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/the-ha-of-ha-contents-and-reviews
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img495-2.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 28, 2012, 08:41:58 pm
Stamp this book on your consciousness – it’s coming soon (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/stamp-this-book-on-your-consciousness-its-coming-soon/)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 31, 2012, 07:38:36 am
A review of:
THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES
http://reviews.futurefire.net/2012/01/lewis-ed-horror-anthology-of-horror.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 06, 2012, 02:19:32 pm
Stock-taking 'Nemonymous Night' HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/nemonymous-night-stock-taking-so-far/)

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/nnstock23.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 06, 2012, 07:49:27 pm
Twelve crammed pages of Small Press covers from the 1990s:
http://filthycreations.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=magazines&action=display&thread=13
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on February 07, 2012, 11:43:45 am
Twelve crammed pages of Small Press covers from the 1990s:
http://filthycreations.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=magazines&action=display&thread=13


I enjoyed looking through all the covers and snippets of information on that link, Des. I am surprised at how  few of those small press publications I ever saw - or about which I was even aware! Some amazingly good artwork.

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Ray on February 07, 2012, 01:12:14 pm
Great stuff - and one of them could have been for my Travellers Stay story a couple of Black Statics ago
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 25, 2012, 09:50:17 am
I have just completed my real-time review of AMERICAN MORONS by Glen Hirshberg:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/american-morons/
recently ebooked by Ash Tree Press.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 25, 2012, 04:51:40 pm
I have just completed my real-time review of AMERICAN MORONS by Glen Hirshberg:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/american-morons/
recently ebooked by Ash Tree Press.

... and on the same day started one of Simon Strantzas' NIGHTINGALE SONGS:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/nightingale-songs/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 07, 2012, 07:53:29 am
Feature in The Weird Fiction Review regarding my RTR of THE BEAK DOCTOR from 'The WEIRD':
http://weirdfictionreview.com/2012/03/an-encounter-with-the-beak-doctor/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 15, 2012, 03:09:59 pm
Tony Lovell's crafted artwork for THE LAST BALCONY cover:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/close-encounters-with-a-balcony-tower/

My completed real-time review of an ebook: WILD JUSTICE edited by Ellen Datlow:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/wild-justice-edited-by-ellen-datlow/

A reminder of a horror fiction paying market: CLASSICAL HORROR ANTHOLOGY:
Deadline 30 May 2012: http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 20, 2012, 08:30:42 am
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/BusyBoodxxxx-1.jpg)

This is now HERE (http://exaggeratedpress.weebly.com/busy-blood.html) from TheEXAGGERATEDpress. Only £5.

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Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Andrew Hook on March 20, 2012, 10:34:06 am
Love that cover, Des!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 20, 2012, 11:15:49 am
Love that cover, Des!

Thanks, Andrew. The BUSY BLOOD artwork is by Tony Lovell.

As an aside, now perhaps someone would like to publish the 13 collaborations I did with Tim Lebbon in the 1990s (many of which were published in small press mags now defunct)? - but I haven't asked Tim yet! :)

des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on March 20, 2012, 05:21:36 pm
Just to say that we have a copy of Busy Blood to give away in one of our BFS free prize draws (thanks to Terry Grimwood at theEXAGGERATEDpress).

See here:
http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/busy-blood-from-theexaggeratedpress-win-a-copy/

I look forward to getting loads of competition entries from you all!  ;)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 23, 2012, 07:56:38 pm
My real time review of INTERZONE
#239 (just completed) - includes a story by Steve Rasnic Tem:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/interzone-239/

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 24, 2012, 07:56:14 am
My real-time reviewing has accelerated in recent months. Here for a list of its sections that may show its increasing scope:
http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?p=78005#post78005
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 27, 2012, 04:16:29 pm
THE JANUS TREE AND OTHER STORIES
Just completed my real-time review of this Glen Hirshberg book:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/the-janus-tree-and-other-stories/

Simply LOVE the last two stories in the book about ebooks / real books.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 02, 2012, 08:01:04 am
Lavie Tidhar's first proper sale was 'The Ballerina' in 2003 to "Nemonymous." As he says here: http://weirdmonger.blogspot.co.uk/2006/06/lavie-tidhar-monica-orourke.html. I am very proud of this.
Others started or were early in their career in 'Nemonymous', too, whom I shall feature soon on my proud list.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img0051.jpg)

Now that BFA voting has ended, I can now say I hope you voted for "The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies" and "Nemonymous Night" (sic). :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 05, 2012, 07:47:14 pm
New competition (showing Dan Ghetu's photograph): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/our-last-balcony-dan-ghetu-photograph/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 17, 2012, 08:23:24 am
I'm entering my whole page (left and right) for the Best Kept Colourful Village in Small Press Land.

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img50555-1-1-3-1.jpg)

Perhaps the BFS should run a Best Kept Blog Award.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 17, 2012, 11:01:10 am
I am pleased to report that here:

http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/tag/honorable%20mentions%202011

Ellen Datlow's Honourable Mentions from 'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies' are the stories by:

Colin Insole, Rachel Kendall, Joel Lane, E. Michael Lewis, David Mathew, Mike O'Driscoll, Reggie Oliver.

Congratulations!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 19, 2012, 07:09:00 pm
A Proposal For Independent Publication:

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/90_18_91-christmas-candle_web.jpg?w=120&h=183)

In the mid 1990s, Margaret B. Simon (now Margaret Ballif Boston) and I collaborated by snail mail to produce some fine and rarefied fictions – many of which were published during that era by an equally fine and rarefied Small Press.



Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 21, 2012, 10:14:21 pm
Deadline 30 May:
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
One possible cover:
(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/5667.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 22, 2012, 07:53:19 am
Two Small Press mags from the 1990s:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/523042_439281562753729_100000156668408_1959489_1019110962_n.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 22, 2012, 12:36:25 pm
Two more small press mags from the 1990s (not in scale with each other!):
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/File00052.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/gothiclight1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 22, 2012, 01:31:38 pm
The last Small Press cover for now. By Chad Savage in 1991:
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/twisted.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 22, 2012, 04:36:24 pm
Looking back at those 5 different small press covers, I've realised that, synchronously, they tell a story in the order I posted them. A fable for our internet times.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 23, 2012, 05:20:57 pm
Being St George's Day, my St George's story on Rhys Hughes' gloomy seahorse site:
http://gloomyseahorse.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/picnic-party.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 24, 2012, 04:16:53 pm
I have just started a real-time review of the latest Black Static:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/black-static-28/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 24, 2012, 09:56:36 pm
I have just started a real-time review of the latest Black Static:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/black-static-28/

And 'Glory and Splendour' by Alex Miles:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/glory-splendour-alex-miles/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 28, 2012, 07:57:50 am
I am pleased that there are now eight printed books crystallising all my Real-Time Reviews over the last three and half years, bringing these volumes up to date. http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/rtrs-as-books/

I am happy to sign the pages where your book's reviews appear.

I have now started a new cycle of RTRs with 'The Wind Through the Keyhole' by Stephen King.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 04, 2012, 12:28:05 pm
My real-time reviews from beginning of March:

(3 Mar 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/black-horse-and-other-strange-stories/ - BLACK HORSE and Other Strange Stories by Jason A. Wyckoff
(10 Mar 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/wild-justice-edited-by-ellen-datlow/ - WILD JUSTICE – Edited by Ellen Datlow (ebook)
(16 Mar 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/sangria-in-the-sangraal/ - Sangria in the Sangraal by Rhys Hughes
(18 Mar 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/the-two-sams-glen-hirshberg/ - Two Sams – Glen Hirshberg (ebook)
(22 Mar 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/interzone-239/ - INTERZONE #239
(24 Mar 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/the-janus-tree-and-other-stories/ - The Janus Tree and other stories - Glen Hirshberg
(3 Apr 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/the-book-of-bunk-by-glen-hirshberg/ - The Book of Bunk – by Glen Hirshberg(ebook)
(24 Apr 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/black-static-28/ - Black Static #28
(24 Apr 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/glory-splendour-alex-miles/ - Glory & Splendour – Alex Miles (ebook)
(27 Apr 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/the-wind-through-the-keyhole-stephen-king/ - The Wind Through The Keyhole – Stephen King
(28 Apr 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/strange-epiphanies-peter-bell/ - Strange Epiphanies – Peter Bell
(29 Apr 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/bfs-journal-spring-2012/ - BFS Journal – Spring 2012
(3 May 12): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/real-time-review-of-tqf-40/ - Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #40

I may now be taking a break from RTRs while I deal with submissions for the 'Classical Horror Anthology'.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 08, 2012, 09:05:37 am
My theory of comparing Stephen King's new book and the paintings of Henri Rousseau;
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/the-wind-through-the-keyhole/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 09, 2012, 05:15:23 pm
I wish I had illimitable time to do illimitable real-time reviews of all the authors, editors and publishers, whose work I love.
Des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on May 09, 2012, 08:23:41 pm
I wish I had illimitable time to do illimitable real-time reviews of all the authors, editors and publishers, whose work I love.
Des

There's somebody, on this message board I think, whose signature I noticed said something like "Too many books, too little time". I think that just about sums it up for me too!

Mind you, I'd be happy if I had the time to read half as many books as you do, Des.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 09, 2012, 08:28:49 pm
Mind you, I'd be happy if I had the time to read half as many books as you do, Des.

It comes from me being a retired old fogey, Caroline. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 12, 2012, 12:08:19 pm
http://chomupress.com/our-books/dadaoism-an-anthology/

Just received this book from Chômu Press. My contributor copy. Looks wonderful.

I think all the words on the cover were chosen by the contributors (i.e. one from each). For the record, I did not choose ‘Nemonymous’ but I did choose ‘Orczone’ a sort of anagram of Zencore, Cone Zero & Cern Zoo. I wonder who chose ‘Nemonymous’?

(http://t.co/01jg3RVh)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 21, 2012, 04:54:57 pm
The greatest fiction anthology of all time: DADAOISM or THE WEIRD?
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/prince-novembers-quandary/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 24, 2012, 09:05:23 am
Pleased to discover today a rare review of 'Nemonymous Night' posted early April:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/292575122

"One of the most horrifying images was that, at the centre of the earth, is a huge face which oozes blood from every pustule and pore and says ‘For once this is no dream – this is fucking real – so deal with it!’"
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on May 24, 2012, 09:07:58 am
Pleased to discover today a rare review of 'Nemonymous Night' posted early April:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/292575122

"One of the most horrifying images was that, at the centre of the earth, is a huge face which oozes blood from every pustule and pore and says ‘For once this is no dream – this is fucking real – so deal with it!’"

The Chav at the Centre of the Earth!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on May 24, 2012, 09:11:47 am
That's an excellent review, by the way. The best one I've read of this book by far.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 24, 2012, 09:17:28 am
That's an excellent review, by the way. The best one I've read of this book by far.

Thanks, David. All reviews of 'Nemonymous Night' (just a few) are linked from here: http://nemonymousnight.wordpress.com/reviews/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 26, 2012, 03:51:56 pm
THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES: 30 May 2012 is the deadline. Although it'd better be good to beat the pack already out there. This is going to be the horror anthology of horror anthologies... :) http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 30, 2012, 04:24:41 pm
CLASSICAL HORROR ANTHOLOGY: 30 May 2012: Deadline Midnight tonight British summer time. I have had an enormous amount of great stories many of which would be worthy of inclusion in the book. So please do not be too disappointed if you should receive a rejection. In view of the large amount of work involved, there may be some delay in coming to various decisions. As has always been my wont since starting this paying market of Megazanthus Press in 2001, I do not comment on rejected stories, but merely notify rejection by email.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 02, 2012, 05:15:44 pm
Me in Ely Cathedral last week: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/green-dolphin-country/
Sorry, I didn't have the time or forethought to visit TTA Towers.
Hopefully next time. And after this, my very first visit to Ely, there WILL be a next time.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 07, 2012, 11:50:16 am
The ToC of the CLASSICAL HORROR anthology:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/the-first-book-of-classical-horror-stories-toc/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 07, 2012, 04:33:05 pm
I made an unintentional typo today: Ghorror.
A new genre?

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Dave Brzeski on June 07, 2012, 04:50:22 pm
Stories about particularly nasty, soul-sucking ghosts perhaps?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 12, 2012, 04:17:24 pm
I've written a new short short today:
A HALO OF DRIZZLE AROUND AN ORANGE STREET LAMP
http://weirdmonger.livejournal.com/221227.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 19, 2012, 04:35:24 pm
I'm Real-Time Reviewing a truly great book THIS HERMETIC LEGISLATURE including stories by Joel Lane, Reggie Oliver, Colin Insole! Michael Cisco, Mark Samuels, Mark Valentine, Rhys Hughes, Douglas Thompson, Anna Taborska and others of even more note: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/this-hermetic-legislature/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 26, 2012, 12:35:08 pm
Just finished this review of A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT by Peter Bell (Sarob Press). I think the book as a whole is possibly the best
example yet of Ghorror (as defined).
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/a-certain-slant-of-light-peter-bell/

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/5791.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 27, 2012, 12:14:43 pm
Isn't this a wonderful classical music horror image someone put on the Internet?
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/amazing-violins/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Ray on June 27, 2012, 01:24:02 pm
That's beautiful, Des.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 28, 2012, 08:41:11 pm
Ade Hodges has just done a painting called: "Des Lewis Chews On The Wyrdling's Leg".
Really chuffed.
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/des-lewis-chews-on-the-wyrdlings-leg/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 28, 2012, 09:43:27 pm
Ade Hodges has just done a painting called: "Des Lewis Chews On The Wyrdling's Leg".
Really chuffed.
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/des-lewis-chews-on-the-wyrdlings-leg/

And now Cousin Silas has composed some music of me!
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/tokkmaster-clerke-for-des-lewis-part-one-by-cousin-silas/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 02, 2012, 09:40:54 pm
You can now order your copies of 'The First Book of Classical Horror Stories' as customer or reviewer. http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 07, 2012, 03:46:29 pm
I'm spreading word about THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES in the Classical Music world and starting to get some very encouraging interest in the book.

Furthermore, the book's 'happening' cover possibly created by several dead composers! http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/the-first-book-of-classical-horror-stories/




Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 14, 2012, 08:32:26 am
A new review of 'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies': http://odiousghosts.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/88/

And 'The First Book of Classical Horror Stories' seems to be going well...so far. :|
http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 16, 2012, 11:36:41 am
New review: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/the-snowmans-children-glen-hirshberg/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 24, 2012, 02:32:57 pm
Just to say that InkerMen Press's THE LAST BALCONY -- my definitive collection of stories plus two new novellas -- is published (1 August officially) and already is on Amazon.  :)

I'll post an image of the book here - complete with Tony Lovell's artwork - as soon as I receive my copy in the next few days hopefully.

------------

Meanwhile, 'The First Book of Classical Horror Stories' and 'Nemonymous Night': good enough to eat?

(http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/5847.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 25, 2012, 08:42:17 pm
THE LAST BALCONY: By moving the mouse over Tony Lovell's image here: http://www.inkermenpress.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=30&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=4
you can actually peer in through the window!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 27, 2012, 07:38:38 pm
Started my real time review of BLACK STATIC #29
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/black-static-29/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 30, 2012, 11:31:19 am
The first review I've seen of BUSY BLOOD by me and Stuart Hughes:
http://anthony-watson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/busy-blood.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 30, 2012, 04:08:15 pm
The Last Balcony has now arrived in tangible form by post. I am delighted.
 Please see:  http://expenscusil.wordpress.com/

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/lb234.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 06, 2012, 08:19:20 am
I've been so very lucky with book covers over the years. See them all collected here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/ive-been-lucky-with-book-covers/
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 07, 2012, 07:59:08 am
My fiction "Woodland Without Trees" has been published on the UNSHEEP FICTION site:
http://unsheepfiction.tumblr.com/post/28846526344/woodland-without-trees-d-f-lewis
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on August 07, 2012, 01:54:15 pm
My fiction "Woodland Without Trees" has been published on the UNSHEEP FICTION site:
http://unsheepfiction.tumblr.com/post/28846526344/woodland-without-trees-d-f-lewis

Nice one, Des! Have you started submitting stories to 'zines, etc again regularly now? It would be great to see your shorts appearing all over the place again.

I'm thoroughly enjoying what I've read so far of "The Last Balcony" by the way.  :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 07, 2012, 04:22:55 pm
My fiction "Woodland Without Trees" has been published on the UNSHEEP FICTION site:
http://unsheepfiction.tumblr.com/post/28846526344/woodland-without-trees-d-f-lewis

Nice one, Des! Have you started submitting stories to 'zines, etc again regularly now? It would be great to see your shorts appearing all over the place again.

I'm thoroughly enjoying what I've read so far of "The Last Balcony" by the way.  :)

Thanks, Caroline. Hope you enjoy the rest of 'The Last Balcony'. I'm very pleased with the way this book has turned out.
UNSHEEP FICTION has been set up by Ade Hodges (now a wonderful painter) who is coming back into fiction publishing, having first published me in his NEW VISIONS and NOVA SF magazines in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
For anyone interested, I have just started a real-time review of Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #41, where I meet for the first time a character named Marmite:-
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/real-time-review-of-tqf-41/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 14, 2012, 03:30:43 pm
I'm thoroughly enjoying what I've read so far of "The Last Balcony" by the way.  :)

Thanks, Caroline.

I've just started my RTR of CELEBRANT by Michael Cisco:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/celebrant-by-michael-cisco/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 14, 2012, 04:17:30 pm
I'm thoroughly enjoying what I've read so far of "The Last Balcony" by the way.  :)

Thanks, Caroline.

I've just started my RTR of CELEBRANT by Michael Cisco:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/celebrant-by-michael-cisco/

And just found the first review of THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/367088730
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 18, 2012, 07:48:42 am
These books are selling very well on Amazon:

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/Frontlb-1-1.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img495-1.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/classfinal234.jpg)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Balcony-Stories-Novellas/dp/0956274978/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horror-Anthology-Anthologies/dp/1447757351/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1471762742

But if you would like to buy one signed by me I should be able to let you have one (at cost) if you contact me at dflewis48@hotmail.com
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 19, 2012, 05:13:38 pm
All my Real-Time Reviews are available in hard copy book form:
HERE: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/
Available signed by DFL
(http://static.lulu.com/product/paperback/real-time-reviews---volume-one/13571584/thumbnail/320)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 21, 2012, 09:58:58 am

As part of this offer below of signed book or books, there will be a *free* signed copy of AGRA ASKA (written in the 1980s and acclaimed by reviewers in the 1990s):
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/stpetersburg-1-1-1-1.jpg)

These books are selling very well on Amazon:

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/Frontlb-1-1.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img495-1.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/classfinal234.jpg)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Balcony-Stories-Novellas/dp/0956274978/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horror-Anthology-Anthologies/dp/1447757351/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1471762742

But if you would like to buy one signed by me I should be able to let you have one (at cost) if you contact me at dflewis48@hotmail.com

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 22, 2012, 04:41:23 pm
I’m irreversibly grateful for Rhys Hughes purchasing the book and real-time reviewing it – but also I’m suffering broken sleep at balustrade’s edge….
 
His evolving review here: http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/Frontlb-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 27, 2012, 08:10:39 pm
http://matthewfryer.com/2012/08/27/review-the-first-book-of-classical-horror-stories-conductor-df-lewis/
A review by Matthew Fryer of THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 28, 2012, 08:01:59 am
Judging by today's Breakfast TV, the fuss about the Clacton Lion goes on! Over the years I have been discussing the escape of lions and bears etc. as a theme of CERN ZOO. I could not then possibly imagine there would emerge a 'real' mythical Clacton Lion on all the world's media!!! (Clacton where I live).
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 01, 2012, 08:39:12 am
I have started a site dedicated to MEGAZANTHUS PRESS:
http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/megazanthus-press/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 04, 2012, 11:11:33 am
A review of Busy Blood, the book by me and Stuart Hughes:
http://thegingernutcase.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/busy-blood-by-stuart-hughes-and-d-f.html

Other news for this thread, I've just had printed five new non-profit books sampling my life's previously published work:
http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/numbskull-raw-air-lurk-descending-thingie/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 07, 2012, 12:52:57 pm
More pictures like this here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/some-photos-of-my-recent-books/

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/dhlx.jpg?w=640)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 08, 2012, 05:51:49 pm
Last one for a while from Megazanthus Press here: http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/megazanthus-press/

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/ycargo41.jpg?w=212&h=320)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 14, 2012, 09:17:04 am
Just finished a real-time review of Stephen Bacon's debut collection PEEL BACK THE SKY that I recommend thoroughly to all BFS members;
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/peel-back-the-sky-stephen-bacon/
(http://www.grayfriarpress.com/images/cat_peelback.jpg)

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And just started a real-time review of THE BROTHEL CREEPER by Rhys Hughes:
http://weirdmonger.livejournal.com/2012/09/14/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 15, 2012, 09:45:28 am
I have just completed the publication of nine books in the space of as many days!
 They contain some of the stuff I had published 1986-2000!

Here they are photographed in real-time situations:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/some-photos-of-my-recent-books/
des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 19, 2012, 07:25:22 pm
Another review of THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES:
http://noondaystars.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/the-first-book-of-classical-horror.html
We did our best with classical music in horror stories. But we shall need to get better.

Rhys Hughes continues his real-time review of THE LAST BALCONY:
 http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html

Real-time photographs of nine recent DFL books: their contents just self-(re)published:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/some-photos-of-my-recent-books/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 21, 2012, 08:26:36 am
My view on FOREVER AUTUMN as an eternal stage in one's life:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/forever-autumn/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 22, 2012, 02:44:58 pm
I have been reading some of my own previously published fiction from decades ago - now in new self-(re)published books (http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/numbskull-raw-air-lurk-descending-thingie/). They are coming up completely fresh, and I feel I am a better writer than I remember myself being! I'm actually enjoying these books as if I am a new reader of them. I hope this doesn't sound pretentious! :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Rolnikov on September 22, 2012, 04:33:01 pm
Not at all, Des, I know exactly what you mean. I read one of my unfinished novels last week and thought it was the funniest thing I've read in ages. If we're writing principally for ourselves, to suit our own tastes (I mean, I do, I'd imagine you do too), if we didn't enjoy our own work something would be very wrong.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 22, 2012, 04:46:27 pm
If we're writing principally for ourselves, to suit our own tastes (I mean, I do, I'd imagine you do too), if we didn't enjoy our own work something would be very wrong.

Exactement. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 22, 2012, 04:56:51 pm
Aeontonomy - Autumn Immortalis
"He was going for the aeon..." -- Rhys Hughes: at the end of 'The First Book of Classical Horror Stories', from his story about Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Photo taken on my Autumn walk this morning near where I live:
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/a2a.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 23, 2012, 07:36:42 am
Stuart Hughes has recently announced this in public: "Stumar Press are delighted to announce they will be publishing Let's Eat Monsters in 2013 - a collection of horror stories collaboratively written by Tim Lebbon and D. F. Lewis."

Me: These are nine collaborations with Tim that were published in print over 10 years ago in various places, plus one that was never published in print.
Very pleased at this prospect.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 24, 2012, 10:03:00 am
If anyome knows how to contact ANDY BUSBY (editor of SACKCLOTH AND ASHES) or KIRK S KING (editor of NIGHT DREAMS), please let me know by personal message.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 25, 2012, 12:45:18 pm
A tentative long-term project started yesterday regarding my fiction collaborations with several auspicious writers at the turn of the last century: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/long-term-project-to-find-an-independent-publisher-for-a-selection-of-my-collaborations-from-yesteryear/
(Meanwhile, I am confidently expecting all the collabs with Tim Lebbon and Margaret B Simon to be two separate books, as was BUSY BLOOD recently with Stuart Hughes.)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 28, 2012, 07:58:54 am

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/Frontlb-1-1.jpg)

THE LAST BALCONY (my definitive collection published by the excellent InkerMen Press) seems to have been doing well on Amazon. It really is a classy looking hardback – but I leave others to judge the contents! Which brings me to reviews. I am unaware as yet if any review copies have been sent out and, indeed, whether I think they ever should be sent out. It’s a moot point with me. I shall just let things happen – or not happen. There is something serendipitous about non-action on my part, I’ve always thought. As positive as action itself! And at the age of nearly 65, that seems even more sensible today.  :)

After all, a work remains the same work (good or bad), whether it is publicised or not. Whether it is reviewed or not. Whether the author is a good or bad person. Whether he goes to to conventions or not.

But I love reading reviews. My old friend and sparring partner Rhys Hughes has kindly started a real-time review of THE LAST BALCONY. There seems much intrinsic truth in what he has been saying.  And when he changes his mind ‘in media res’ (the beauty of real-time reviewing). As he publicly stated on Facebook, he bought the book as a normal customer from Amazon – and luckily he seems to have been enjoying it (in the main and so far!). Thanks, Rhys.

Dan Ghetu of Ex Occidente also kindly sort of reviewed it on TLO, calling it the best ever author collection, or words to that effect!

So. yes, two reviews so far. 

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 01, 2012, 04:12:53 pm

HIRAETH
**Disturbing Fiction Collaborations with DF Lewis**
(a selection of collaborative stories written and published at the Turn of the Century).
The contents are complete below and the manuscript prepared, although there may be one or two more should I be able to contact the writers involved.
If anyone knows a publisher who would be interested in putting these into a physical book….
.
The Sound of Children – Anthea Holland (fantasque 2000)
Variations on the Vile – Richard Gavin (Book of Dark Wisdom 2003)
Knuckledraggers, Inc. – John Travis (The Zone 1999)
Popper’s in the Wine – P.F. Jeffery (Lateral Moves 1998)
In the Belly of the Snake – Paul Pinn (The Edge 1996)
I Consume That of the Edge of Exquisite Taste – Craig Sernotti (Not Dead, But Dreaming 1997)
The London Fairground – Allen Ashley (The Heliograph 1999)
Harvest Time – Gordon Lewis (Enigmatic Tales 2000)
Three Suns For Yesterday – Jeff Holland (shown on-line)
Don’t Drown the Man Who Taught You to Swim – David Mathew (Redsine 2002, Paranoid Landscapes 2006)
The Fat Bat – Scott Urban (Octobyr 1998)
Tale With Unknown Collaborator – Carlton Mellick (shown on-line)
The Slippery Pearls – Mike Philbin/Hertzan Chimera (Masque 1995)
NITS – Paul Bradshaw (Voyage 1999)
Tungus – Jeff Holland (Rictus 1995)
The Shoal – Lawrence Dyer (shown on-line)
The Moon Pool – M.F. Korn (Eraserhead Press 2001)
The Quest of the Mouther – Rhys Hughes (Visions 1997)
The Swimming Pool – Tony Mileman
Disaffected Blood – David Price (Unhinged 2000)
Tiny Hooks and Dainty Door-Keys – Mark McLaughlin (Flesh & Blood 2003)
Mary’s Broken House – Dominy Clements (shown on-line)
The Winged Menace – John B Ford (The Evil Entwines 2002)
This Flight Tonight – Gary Couzens (Substance 1994, Second Contact 2003)
Remission – Anthea Holland (Roadworks 1996)

The multiple collabs with Stuart Hughes (already published as BUSY BLOOD) , with Tim Lebbon (to be published as LET’S EAT MONSTERS) and with Marge Simon (to be announced when finalised)…
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 03, 2012, 05:43:52 pm
'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies'. (2011)
Still the case. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 12:32:03 pm
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.F._Lewis

Weirdmonger book: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/weirdmonger_book.htm

Forthcoming 'The Last Balcony' book: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/the_last_balcony_speech_of_ceausescu.htm

Nemonymous: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=2338.0

Wow... Mr Des Lewis, may I bow obsequiously... I've done some navel gazing of my own today and dug up/scanned in
loads of my own old magazine covers (Cerebretron and Sierra Heaven mainly), just not entirely sure how to post them
on here...

Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 04, 2012, 12:37:50 pm
Hi, Alex, Great to 'meet' you again. :)
Do you realise you published my second ever published story in 1987 I.e. SEVEN MILES TO KIDWELLY in your mag CEREBRETRON?
those were the days!
Des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 01:10:26 pm
Hi, Alex, Great to 'meet' you again. :)
Do you realise you published my second ever published story in 1987 I.e. SEVEN MILES TO KIDWELLY in your mag CEREBRETRON?
those were the days!
Des


Somewhat ironically, Tim Lebbon was saying something similar about his Tumblers story in Sierra Heaven #2... He's apparently used
them to good effect in a number of later tales.

Your The Tallest King story in Sierra Heaven #1 still ranks as one of my all-time classic D F Lewis favourites: it wasn't weird, it wasn't
horrific, but it was fun-filled fantasy, and I loved it.

Somebody else blamed me for your excessive earlier output a while ago... Jeez, I do feel like a Grandfather sometimes... lmao

Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 01:15:09 pm

Did you know I still have all the artwork and stories from the 'missing' Sierra Heaven #5? Was sorely
tempted to produce a freebie A5 affair for FantasyCon but I chickened out because it has work from
artists and authors from 15-odd years ago, and not being in touch with them anymore, I feared there
could be complications arising... But, if you're attending EasterCon or next year's World Fantasy Con
do please remind me, and I'll bring along the folder... ;-)

Alex Bardy
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 04, 2012, 01:21:23 pm

Quote
Jeez, I do feel like a Grandfather sometimes... lmao

If so, I'm the Great Old One.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Rolnikov on October 04, 2012, 01:58:03 pm
I have a folder like that, Alex, for the unpublished fifth issue of our mid-nineties zine New Words. Issue four had got a mention in Zene, and so we had submissions in hand from Des, Rhys Hughes, Peter Tennant, Andrew Hook, and a good few others when we decided to pack it in.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 02:09:16 pm
[...waving willies mode engaged... lol...]

Well, I have (laid out and illustrated... sigh...)


Lost & Faithful Servants by James A. Tucker, illos: Steve Lines

Butterfly by Alan S. Frackelton, illos: Alan Casey

Some Cautionary Notes On The Impracticality Of Time Travel by Dale Harker, illos: Burgess Shale aka Philip Reeve

All New In The Head by Peter Coady, illos: Graham Shaw

Tommy by Kim Padgett-Clarke, illos: Alan Casey

and My Friend, The Electrical Lint Squid by Mark McLaughlin, illos: Graham Shaw


All of it is still already laid out, complete with artwork (back in those days my artists used to draw stuff to defined
sizes) -- oh, wow.... those were indeed the days... serious navel-gazing mode...

Am not sure how to link images into posts otherwise I'll offer up the covers for some of my old fanzines...


Alex Bardy

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 04, 2012, 03:59:15 pm
 
Quote
Am not sure how to link images into posts otherwise I'll offer up the covers for some of my old fanzines...

you place the URL of the image between:
(img)(\img)
But use square brackets instead of the round ones.

BTW, Alex, you must remember Peter Jeffery. This is his new website: http://petjeffery.co.uk/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 04:08:45 pm

Thank you for the P F Jeffery site...

I'm kind of vaguely aware re. the image thing, but what if it's just a file on your PC?

I may try and upload them to Twitter, and link to them there maybe...?

Alex Bardy
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 04, 2012, 04:15:49 pm
I put my pics on photobucket for free and they give you an URL for each one.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 04:30:47 pm

Ahhh well, another day, maybe... Gotta be getting dinner ready...


(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/SierraHeaven_1_zps9763a1a5.jpg)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/SierraHeaven_2_zps1223d3b7.jpg)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/SierraHeaven_3_zps1e4a797c.jpg)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/SierraHeaven_4_zpsbc91ed2e.jpg)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/SierraHeaven_4-5_zps0f5f13fe.jpg)

Aha... I think that may've worked...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 04:32:02 pm
And some original Cerebretron covers for you...

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/Cerebretron_1_7jpg_zps3f5c9a17.jpg)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/Cerebretron_8_zps580d8748.jpg)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u669/mangozoid/Cerebretron_9_zpsf96195a7.jpg)

Wow... that's serious Memory Lane territory.... Right, to dinner...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: @mangozoid on October 04, 2012, 04:33:23 pm

Wow... I rather like the handiness of this Photobucket thing... but another time maybe...

All the best to all and sundry,

Alex Bardy
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 04, 2012, 04:52:29 pm
Thanks, Alex.
Wonderful memories.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 04, 2012, 09:13:44 pm
   
I am *intending* to issue submission guidelines shortly for next year's Megazanthus Press short story anthology: HORROR WITHOUT VICTIMS. A paying market, as before.
In the meantime, please feel free to start thinking about your submission to suit an anthology with that title. The guidelines are likely to be simply that - with a maximum of, say, 10000 words. Please don't send me anything yet.
For the style of fiction I favour please read some of the reviews of the nine issues of NEMONYMOUS, 'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies' and 'The First Book of Classical Horror Stories'.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 05, 2012, 10:05:28 am
Here are the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES of this new Megazanthus Press anthology.
 Anonymous or non-anonymous submissions possible.
 1p per word
 http://howivi.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 15, 2012, 08:01:27 am
I have just finished my RTR of 'The Screaming Book of Horror':
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-screaming-book-of-horror/
and now started one of 'Terror Tales of East Anglia':
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/terror-tales-of-east-anglia/

=============================
and published two more books:
(http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=20436796&resolution=320) (http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=20436734&resolution=320)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 22, 2012, 01:54:05 pm
I have issued my very first post-real-time review and it is of the William
Charlton book: "Canapes for the Daughter of Chaos":

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/canapes-for-the-daughter-of-chaos
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 22, 2012, 01:59:23 pm
AN UNEASY DEATH
A self-republished selection in a new book of my more hard-core horror genre fictions from the 1990s (previously published in many great mags in those heady days including 'The Last Story in the Book' that appeared in the BFS' DARK HORIZONS.) Details can be found at the foot of this page:-

http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/numbskull-raw-air-lurk-descending-thingie/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 28, 2012, 05:24:14 pm
The Megazanthine section of Megazanthus Press is now complete after several weeks work:
http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/numbskull-raw-air-lurk-descending-thingie/

Rhys resumes today his Real-Time Review of THE LAST BALCONY with some comments I'm very proud of. :)
http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html

My review of Black Static #30:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/black-static-30/
 
The Antiques Roadshow - since it was shown regularly on Sunday evenings - has been known as the dire PreMonday-ition.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 28, 2012, 05:36:31 pm
...and please don't forget this writers market starts on 1 Nov; http://howivi.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Rolnikov on October 28, 2012, 06:18:20 pm
I was trying to come up with an idea for it, but then looked at the RCMB thread and every one of my ideas was mentioned.  :(
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 30, 2012, 03:45:13 pm
The Megazanthine section of Megazanthus Press is now complete after several weeks work:
http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/numbskull-raw-air-lurk-descending-thingie/

Rhys resumes today his Real-Time Review of THE LAST BALCONY with some comments I'm very proud of. :)
http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html

My review of Black Static #30:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/black-static-30/
 
...and please don't forget this writers market starts on 1 Nov; http://howivi.wordpress.com/

The book has been printed (here it is with specimen page)
 
(http://nemonymous123456.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/skx33.jpg?w=264&h=300) (http://nemonymous123456.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/skx121.jpg?w=225&h=300)
Megazanthus Press: http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/megazanthus-press/

==========
My reviews of The Screaming Book of Horror: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-screaming-book-of-horror/, Terror Tales of East Anglia: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/terror-tales-of-east-anglia/ and The Lighthouse by Alison Moore: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/the-lighthouse-alison-moore/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 01, 2012, 07:38:45 am
The reading period for the new Megazanthus Press anthology starts on 1 Nov 2012.
 NoV – No Victims.

It has recently occurred to me that THE SWARM by Alison Littlewood (in the SCREAMING BOOK OF HORROR) is a good example of the new HORROR WITHOUT VICTIMS genre that was inaugurated on 5 October 2012 with my Submission Guidelines for a new anthology shown here: http://howivi.wordpress.com/. However, I hope there will be a ‘swarm’ of submissions with quite different ideas for this anthology title that I cannot possibly predict!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 03, 2012, 07:27:24 pm
My short review of MOTHERLESS CHILD by Glen Hirshberg:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/motherless-child-glen-hirshberg/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 07, 2012, 07:49:45 pm
Very pleased and proud to announce that Jason E. Rolfe’s BIBLIOMANCY will be publishing in 2013:
 
‘THE HORN’S LAST RITE’
 by Des Lewis and Marge Simon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_Simon)
 - fiction collaborations conducted transatlantically by paper post in the early nineteen nineties.
 Illustrated *today* by Marge Simon.

---------------------------
This is in addition to my collaborations with Tim Lebbon over a similar period, already announced as being published by STUMAR PRESS in 2013 and entitlted LET'S EAT MONSTERS.

----------------------------
Meanwhile, I am still seeking a publisher for my many other different one-to-one collaborations during the same period: HIRAETH: http://dflcollaborations.wordpress.com/

---------------
Wordhunger Multi-Collaborations published here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/d-f-lewis/wordhunger/paperback/product-20476726.html

----------------
and Collaborations with Stuart Hughes entitled BUSY BLOOD here: http://exaggeratedpress.weebly.com/busy-blood.html
-------------

Collaborations with my late father: ONLY CONNECT and A MAN TOO MEAN TO BE ME: http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/megazanthus-press/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on November 13, 2012, 03:25:07 pm
Just gone online today on the This Is Horror site, a "Meet The Publisher" interview I did with Des:

http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/read-horror/meet-the-publisher/megazanthus-press/

Many thanks, Des!  :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 16, 2012, 01:10:17 pm
Just gone online today on the This Is Horror site, a "Meet The Publisher" interview I did with Des:
http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/read-horror/meet-the-publisher/megazanthus-press/
Many thanks, Des!  :)

Thanks, Caroline. :)

Meanwhile, here is my review of a remarkable book: AT DUSK by Mark Valentine:
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/atdusk2.jpg?w=364&h=544)
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/at-dusk-mark-valentine/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 23, 2012, 10:59:15 am
I have so far placed versions of 25 brand new fictions by myself on my blogs etc. during 2012. Please consider them for the current BFS Awards. I won't place them on the eligibility lists myself.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 23, 2012, 11:12:14 am
For those unaware of them, here is a complete list of my real-time reviews since 2008:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/
I note someone has placed them on the BFS Award eligibility lists for non-fiction as a generalised feature.
Thanks, whoever you are.
Yesterday, I added Volume 6 (featuring my massive RTR of the equally massive  'The Weird') of the printed book versions of these reviews on the eligibility as a specific item.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 25, 2012, 02:47:25 pm
My vision of Cordelia's Face; http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/cordelias-face/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 25, 2012, 07:50:37 pm
For those unaware of them, here is a complete list of my real-time reviews since 2008:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/
I note someone has placed them on the BFS Award eligibility lists for non-fiction as a generalised feature.
Thanks, whoever you are.
Yesterday, I added Volume 6 (featuring my massive RTR of the equally massive  'The Weird') of the printed book versions of these reviews on the eligibility as a specific item.


Johnny Mains just called my review of THE WEIRD "The greatest review of any book in the history of reviews" on his Facebook timeline.
Lawks-a-mercy! Thanks, Johnny. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 30, 2012, 05:58:14 pm

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/nemo21.jpg?w=640) For those who subscribe here (http://chomupress.com/) to Chômu Press’s news-update emails may receive a brand new interview with me.
 
Don’t take my word for it but find out there why Tendring is now Trending.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 02, 2012, 11:42:32 am
Just issued my NEXT BIG THING thanks to Rhys kindly tagging me from his:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/the-next-big-thing-df-lewis/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 13, 2012, 04:58:00 pm
Today's photo: Winter Sunlight
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/winter-sunlight/
Let me know what you *first* thought...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Rolnikov on December 13, 2012, 05:10:53 pm
First thought: the pattern of lights in the corridors of the death star. (For example. (http://cineyvideo.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/death-star-corridor-v34.jpg))
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 13, 2012, 05:36:13 pm
Brilliant, Stephen. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 14, 2012, 11:17:39 am
My review of EYEPENNIES by Mike O'Driscoll:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/eyepennies-a-novella-by-mike-odriscoll/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 14, 2012, 11:29:15 am
Just added the word 'deceptively' into above EYEPENNIES review ironically for clarification!
The review is now crystallised.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 16, 2012, 08:59:28 am
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/nemocluster2_zpsa4175ab5.jpg)

Nemo Book (2005) - still for sale (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/nemonymous-2/)
■“The Robot & The Octopus”, Tony Ballantyne
 ■“Driving In Circles”, Iain Rowan
 ■“Running Away to Join the Town”, Paul Meloy
 ■“Solid Gold”, Rachel Kendall
 ■“George the Baker”, Anonymous
 ■“The Hills Are Alive”, S. D. Tullis
 ■“Huntin’ Season”, Monica O’Rourke
 ■“Well Tempered”, Neil Williamson
 ■“The Scariest Story I Know”, Scott Edelman
 ■“New Science”, Gary McMahon
 ■“Soul Stains”, Robyn Alezanders
 ■“Grandma’s Two Watches”, Lavie Tidhar
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 21, 2012, 04:39:53 pm
This is an article WHITHER UBIQUITY? that I was asked to write for Brian Keene's on-line magazine JOBS IN HELL in 1999:

http://weirdmonger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/this-is-article-i-wrote-for-brian.html?m=1
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 21, 2012, 04:45:46 pm
I pick myself out from a panoramic school photo from 1962 here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/crgs-1962/

And from a photo with two others  in Dagon in 1989:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/three-graveyard-gongoozlers/


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 22, 2012, 04:34:30 pm
Rhys is still conducting his amazing real-time review of THE LAST BALCONY. :)
http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html?m=1
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 24, 2012, 09:43:20 am
My favourite books published in 2012 with one major prediction for 2013:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/12134/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 27, 2012, 10:56:53 am
A very short Zombie tale for the day after boxing day ... with the title DOPPELMANGER kindly given to me by GS Carnivals... http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/doppelmanger/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 29, 2012, 09:15:58 pm
2013 the year of Horror Without Victims
A paying 'paper book only' market for Horror writers.
http://howivi.wordpress.com/
Happy New Year.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 03, 2013, 07:42:01 am
THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES in HELLFORGE's picks of 2012. :)
http://matthewfryer.com/2013/01/03/hellforge-horror-picks-of-2012/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 05, 2013, 10:50:55 am
From a participant on the All Hallows’ discussion forum about THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES:
 
Thank you, Des. Reading your “Director’s Commentary” of The HA of HA reminded me what a great collection it is. I like the creative range of interpretation of “horror anthology;” I found the entries from Insole, Daniel Ausema, and Reggie Oliver especially imaginative in that regard.”

It is still selling slowly.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o183/megazanthus/img495-2.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 24, 2013, 03:40:28 pm
An experimental variation by me on a Real-Time Review (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/novel-doodlings/).
 It is about FIRST NOVEL (2013) by Nicholas Royle.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 28, 2013, 11:13:43 am
I am now adding a few free copies of the scarcer Nemo ONE and TWO to the anonymous dissemination 'task' described below for anyone interested. I am already having feedback from the initial surge!
 
Also, I have a few LAST BALCONIES for sale that I can sign, if anyone is interested.

"They are groundbreaking anthologies, in both concept and design. I don't think anything this original had appeared since Michael Moorcock's New Worlds. Like that magazine, there's a mix of fiction that you'll love - or not - in each volume. But with such a no-catch offer, you really owe it to yourself to take Des up on it, don't you?" -- Rog Pile regarding the Nemonymous books, which he stated here http://filthycreations.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=nemo&thread=480&page=1 a week or so ago.
 And this is the OFFER from me to which he refers (and I've already sent some out to willing participants in this experiment):
 Who wants some free smart copies of Nemonymous 3, 4 and 5 delivered to you in UK free, whereby your only promise is to leave some anonymously in libraries etc. in your area? You may keep one of each for yourself. Or more, without me ever likely to know! :)
Please email me on dflewis48@hotmail.com. UK only.


(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/nemolibber.jpg?w=640)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 29, 2013, 03:44:03 pm
I have a number of copies of THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL HORROR STORIES to sell, with my signature if required. Just advertised this to my Facebook friends.
Please contact me if you are interested in this special deal. Cheaper than buying them from Amazon.
A lot of good stories in it that are listed on the on-line crowd-sourced list as eligible for BFS Award.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 01, 2013, 08:12:03 am
My future plans for REAL-TIME REVIEWING of books:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/real-time-regained/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Ray on February 01, 2013, 12:20:36 pm
Glad to hear it, Des.  I enjoy these.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 06, 2013, 12:53:42 pm
Thanks, Ray.
Meanwhile, I have just pretentiously updated the long list of selected public quotes about me and my work since the 1980s!
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/quotes-about-dfl/
Careful to advertise this on the 'promote your projects' group of threads. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 07, 2013, 02:00:15 pm
Just received my copies of the Winter issue – in two discrete aesthetic volumes – of SEIN UND WERDEN entitled THE IRONIC FANTASTIC as published by Rachel Kendall and edited by Rhys Hughes. It is really an honour for me to appear in this publication. And this represents a rare ‘outing’ for me these days, and I am very gratetful to Rachel and Rhys.
 
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/ironic2.jpg?w=512&h=452)

Other authors included: Jason E Rolfe, Sissy Pantelis, Hannah F Lawson, Changming Yuan, Henri Jouvial, Chris Kelso, Caleb Wilson, Gaurav Monga, Kristine Ong Muslim, Douglas Thompson, Theo Travis Geller, Bob Lock, W.C. Bamberger, Nikhil Mane, Lou Antonelli, Jonette Stabbert, Ellaraine Lockie, Renuka Mahadevan, Mark Lewis, Steve Dodd, Bill West, Edwin Birch, Aliya Whiteley, Deviant Moon Tarot Deck, Dan Tannenbaum, David Rix, Terry Grimwood, Steven Pirie, Trent Walters, Adele Whittle.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 10, 2013, 09:49:48 am
I am reading
DEHISCENCE
by DP Watt
But please do NOT google search for images of the word 'dehiscence''!!
My real-time review:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/dehiscence-by-d-p-watt/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 12, 2013, 09:37:59 am
I have now completed my real-time review of 'Dehiscence' by DP Watt:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/dehiscence-by-d-p-watt/

and just started my real-time review of 'The Last Gold of Decayed Stars' by Colin Insole:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/the-last-gold-of-decayed-stars/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 14, 2013, 09:52:26 pm
I have an Apocryfan!

(http://expenscusil.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/lb234.jpg?w=640)

Just read here (http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html) on Feb 14:
 
“…in ‘The Apocryphan’, Bonnyville seems like a place one could genuinely stroll around, dig behind, poke around in; there’s an authentic sense of place. And the characters that inhabit this novella are three-dimensional too. The fact that the story is told in many interrelated brief sections, rather than as a single clump, also helps to open out the piece still further and lighten it more; or perhaps the structure was necessitated by the spry content (the tone is spry, but it is dark sprightliness.) And yes, the mode is melancholy despite the briskness; and the briskness is luxurious, not hectic; and this peculiar mix of rates of flow and density of detail is handled with supreme skill.”
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 14, 2013, 10:03:30 pm
In an earlier novella of mine - Weirdtongue (The InkerMen Press 2010) - as well as much else happening, Blasphemy Fitzworth (the Cat's Meat Man) was involved, I recall, in an illicit meat trade between UK and Eastern Europe.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 15, 2013, 10:31:35 am
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/6477416641_f2467f02ef_o4z.jpg)

THE LAST GOLD OF DECAYED STARS, a novella that I've just finished real-time reviewing here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/the-last-gold-of-decayed-stars/ seems to be prophesying the potential repercussions of this evening's asteroid. (And today's meteor shower in Siberia).
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 03, 2013, 07:58:58 am
I have now finished my review of Helen Grant's first collection, THE SEA CHANGE AND OTHER STORIES (Swan River Press). There are some
truly remarkable horror stories in there. A significant discovery for me.

I was intrigued that the last story seems to have the moral that any
pretentiousness in art or literature should receive punishment!
Unless I read it wrongly. :|

Des
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 05, 2013, 04:39:43 pm
If you submitted to HOWiVi and received no acknowledgement, please send it again. Someone today ended up in my junk mail folder.
This anthology is paying 1 penny per word and remains open till 30 May 2013: http://howivi.wordpress.com/

PS: someone told me today that 'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies' is.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 08, 2013, 05:00:41 pm
Please let me know what you think about my new short short written today for your reading pleasure (hopefully): http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/too-many-bridges/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 12, 2013, 08:16:28 am
“…like a motionless Chinese idol from beneath whose chin a string hangs, leading down under his chair. One waits for the string to be pulled, but it is not pulled; or, if the jaw happens to open slightly, it’s to utter some disheartening words, words which tell you that you have not been noticed, and that all your antics are wasted; the words answer a question you asked several days ago; once they are uttered, the mastoid spring relaxes and the jaws snap shut…”
-- from RAMEAU'S NEPHEW by Denis Diderot

My real-time review of this book: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/rameaus-nephew/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 13, 2013, 08:27:51 am

Many people seem unaware that my novella AGRA ASKA (first written in 1983, first published by Scorpion in 1998) has been available from me in a 2010 re-publication. It had many great reviews and may have even been my best work!
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s480x480/480948_618840664797817_704855692_n.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 15, 2013, 09:01:28 am
I have just set up a page for my real-time review of the fiction and poems in the BFS JOURNAL Winter 2012 / 2013:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/bfs-journal-winter-2012-2013/

[My previous reviews of BFS Journals: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/bfs-journal-winter-2010-my-real-time-review/
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/bfs-journal-spring-2012/]
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 15, 2013, 04:51:04 pm
I have just been reading some SIX WORD STORIES as part of my review of the BRITISH FANTASY JOURNAL (Winter 2012/13) here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/13180-2
The one I've just written myself is:
"Silence. Voice. Silence. Voice. Silence. Silence."
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/bfsjournal1.jpg?w=448&h=597)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 16, 2013, 01:29:46 pm
I have just set up a page for my real-time review of the fiction and poems in the BFS JOURNAL Winter 2012 / 2013:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/bfs-journal-winter-2012-2013/

I have now finished my review of the latest BFS JOURNAL's fiction and poems.
You may be pleased to hear the typo-hunters were thwarted in the end!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Allen on March 18, 2013, 11:30:07 am
Des,
I enjoyed reading your considered review of the recent “BFS Journal”. I am particularly pleased that the three winning entries that I chose for last year’s BFS Competition all passed muster with flying colours.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 18, 2013, 11:38:35 am
Des,
I enjoyed reading your considered review of the recent “BFS Journal”. I am particularly pleased that the three winning entries that I chose for last year’s BFS Competition all passed muster with flying colours.


Thanks, Allen, regarding Rope of Words, Green River & Saarbrucken Witch. Indeed, the whole overall wonderful selection of stories and poems --and those three stories in particular -- will stay in my mind forever.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 18, 2013, 03:29:52 pm
My next real-time review, just started, is THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Thomas Mann, which, as an aside, seems to be balcony-obsessed! :)
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/the-magic-mountain-thomas-mann/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 18, 2013, 04:47:34 pm

Good news for me which I hope will also please others who know me, i.e. that Rhys Hughes, in his sturdy marathon real-time review of THE LAST BALCONY collection, is still enjoying my novella YESTERFANG and ends his piece today by saying:
"I already know that I’ll be recommending it most highly to any and all readers who love original weird fiction…”
http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 20, 2013, 07:57:44 am
 I have just noticed a remarkable resemblance between the 'balconies' on the cover of INTRUSIONS by Robert Aickman  and
'The Last Balcony' (InkerMen Press) as I have tried to show in my 'advert' here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/read-it-between-jumping-and-hitting-the-ground-the-last-balcony-you-see-is-at-the-top-of-a-building-with-many-stories/
 :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 20, 2013, 09:18:41 am
Wonderful synchronicity. Cf also the cover for 'Busy Blood'.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 24, 2013, 03:21:19 pm

I have now completed my reviews of the fiction in:

INTERZONE #245:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/interzone-245/

BLACK STATIC #33
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/black-static-33/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 26, 2013, 09:20:41 pm

I have now completed my reviews of the fiction in:

INTERZONE #245:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/interzone-245/

BLACK STATIC #33
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/black-static-33/

Two more of my Reviews on the go:

ONION SONGS by Steve Rasnic Tem
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/onion-songs-steve-rasnic-tem/

THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Thomas Mann
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/the-magic-mountain-thomas-mann/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 30, 2013, 05:01:07 pm
Finally my typo-hunters fall foul of a typo: http://cernzoo.wordpress.com/234-2/#comment-237
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/os11.jpg?w=640)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 04, 2013, 04:42:52 pm
Hey, just finished my RTR of ONION SONGS by Steve Rasnic Tem.
It's MASSIVE! :)



Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 05, 2013, 04:34:21 pm
This is to say that my editor DF Lewis is still reading stories for HORROR WITHOUT VICTIMS. He is a bit reticent about what he is looking for but he'll know it when he sees it!
One pee per word.
http://howivi.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 05, 2013, 04:40:14 pm
I started two new reviews today:

STAR KITES by Mark Valentine
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/star-kites-mark-valentine/

THE MADMAN OF TOSTERGLOPE by Louis Marvick
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/the-madman-of-tosterglope-louis-marvick/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 17, 2013, 04:10:46 pm
STAR KITES by Mark Valentine
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/star-kites-mark-valentine/

Finished my review of STAR KITES.
I don’t read as much poetry as I used to do in the past, but this book has encouraged me to mend my ways. Highly recommended – and deserves to win poetry awards, not only for the poems themselves, but also for the concept of Versions and the sharing with us of a Gestalt Europe, a Secret Continent of Poetry as language tugs at language.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 17, 2013, 04:31:44 pm
I think the SNOW chapter in THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Thomas Mann is Blackwoodian in
a Centaur sort of way.
And much of the rest of this book is Aickman-like.
Or like NEVER LET ME GO ... or FETHER & TARR.
My marathon RTR of the Mann continues here: http://etepsed.wordpress.com/346-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 20, 2013, 12:39:29 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s480x480/547471_639499429398607_832271245_n.jpg)
Now published REAL-TIME REVIEWS Vol. 10. Details here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 20, 2013, 04:49:06 pm

AickMANN
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/aickmann/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 25, 2013, 05:09:36 pm
Do you dare tempt Fate by reading this book?
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/jacques2.jpg?w=576&h=432)

My latest review; http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/13686-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Rolnikov on April 26, 2013, 07:24:26 am
One of my favourites! Might have to read it again, though - I think I've only read it in English. It came up in the first year of my course, before I was reading French quickly enough to keep up with the booklist.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 26, 2013, 09:19:59 am
Yes, these Diderots are highly recommended. I read Diderot's RAMEAU'S NEPHEW in French once upon a time, but I found it better in English when I reviewed it recently.  The translation was brilliant and seemed to become a new book in itself, as I expect this version of JACQUES THE FATALIST to become, too.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 09, 2013, 05:47:18 pm
The HoWiVi anthology is still wide open until 30 May:
http://howivi.wordpress.com/
1p per word.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 18, 2013, 12:41:04 pm
Magritte's painting 'Manet's Balcony' that I think should have been entitled 'The Last Balcony'!
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/manet2.jpg?w=500)

Rhys Hughes' very detailed review of *my* Last Balcony. :)
http://mantoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-last-balcony-real-time-review.html
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Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 24, 2013, 09:02:25 am
Two recent reviews by me:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/whitstable-by-stephen-volk/
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/spin-by-nina-allan/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 28, 2013, 08:51:37 pm
My latest reviews:
Black Static #34 - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/878/
Defeated Dogs by Quentin S Crisp - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/defeated-dogs-by-quentin-s-crisp/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 28, 2013, 08:54:40 pm
My latest reviews:
Black Static #34 - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/878/
Defeated Dogs by Quentin S Crisp - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/defeated-dogs-by-quentin-s-crisp/

And, oh yes, WHITSTABLE by Stephen Volk - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/whitstable-by-stephen-volk/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on May 29, 2013, 01:32:30 pm
And, oh yes, WHITSTABLE by Stephen Volk - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/whitstable-by-stephen-volk/

I've heard great things about Whitstable and my copy arrived at the weekend. I suspect I'm going to need a boxful of tissues when I read it so I'm saving it for a time when I feel like a good cry.  :'(
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 30, 2013, 11:46:22 am
I have started a real-time review of INTERZONE #246...
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/interzone-246/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 04, 2013, 03:56:15 pm
'Horror Without Victims'
The ToC fast developing here:
http://howivi.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/toc/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 06, 2013, 05:03:37 pm

It's official - this is the cover of the HoWiVi Anthology - wonderful work by Tony Lovell.


(http://howivi.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/horror-without-victims.jpg?w=368&h=526)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 11, 2013, 04:25:32 pm
Virtue Rewarded -
Or in Danger? An update by Dan Ghetu of EX Occidente Press...
http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=92714&postcount=1293

BTW, I abandoned all my friends at Facebook today. Never to return. (Apologies to those friends)


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on June 11, 2013, 04:44:26 pm
BTW, I abandoned all my friends at Facebook today. Never to return. (Apologies to those friends)

Des - I've just seen Tony's post about this. Sad to see you go. I love seeing your quirky posts and to find out what you're doing re: writing/editing/publishing. Hope you'll change your mind and come back to FB some time. I must admit though, I've thought about leaving it myself - it's such a time-waster!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 11, 2013, 04:49:32 pm
BTW, I abandoned all my friends at Facebook today. Never to return. (Apologies to those friends)

Des - I've just seen Tony's post about this. Sad to see you go. I love seeing your quirky posts and to find out what you're doing re: writing/editing/publishing. Hope you'll change your mind and come back to FB some time. I must admit though, I've thought about leaving it myself - it's such a time-waster!

But we can meet up here and RCMB, Caroline. :)
Actually, I was finally inspired to take this action by Stephen's thoughtful editorial in TQF#43 about his own leaving Facebook a few months ago.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: CarolineC on June 11, 2013, 09:41:37 pm
That's very true, Des. Although I don't come here - nor the RCMB - much nowadays. But don't let me miss the publication of Horror Without Victims, will you?  :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on June 12, 2013, 09:25:24 am
Sad to see you leave fb, Des. I'll miss all those photos of coastlines, rocks and odd buildings. Much more interesting that all those grumpy cats!

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 17, 2013, 04:42:10 pm
Just feast your eyes on this. I guess it's now published. :)
http://howivi.wordpress.com/
Horror Without Victims.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 22, 2013, 07:58:12 am

It's official - this is the cover of the HoWiVi Anthology - wonderful work by Tony Lovell.


(http://howivi.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/horror-without-victims.jpg?w=368&h=526)

All contributor copies of this anthology posted yesterday.
If anyone can use a review copy, please contact me.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 22, 2013, 11:00:20 am
Quote
All contributor copies of this anthology posted yesterday.
If anyone can use a review copy, please contact me.


Anyone who submitted a story to HoWiVi but was unsuccessful may purchase a copy from me post-free. It will be signed by me, too, if requested.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 25, 2013, 05:02:14 pm
My secret glade photos: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/the-secret-glade/

Two new Real-Time Reviews:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/rocks-from-the-centre-of-the-earth/

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/looking-forward-to-digging-in-the-quarry/


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 27, 2013, 08:01:55 am
Generous deals available for bulk buys of DFL-signed copies of ‘Horror Without Victims’, ‘The First Book of Classical Horror Stories’ and ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies’. Please contact me, if interested.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 27, 2013, 03:37:52 pm
Filthy Creations #7 has arrived!
My blog picture of it etc. http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-only-climax-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 27, 2013, 04:04:54 pm
My real-time review of 'Some Kind of Fairy Tale' is now well under way.
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/rocks-from-the-centre-of-the-earth/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 27, 2013, 04:10:24 pm
Someone has just noticed a "ghost-noose" in the seventh photo down in my secret glade photos - something I had incredibly not noticed before, not even when taking the photo.
 http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/the-secret-glade/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 29, 2013, 03:47:54 pm
My latest real-time reviews:


Some Kind of Fairy Tale - by Graham Joyce
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/some-kind-of-fairy-tale-by-graham-joyce/

The Quarry - by Iain Banks
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/the-quarry-by-iain-banks/

The Adjacent - by Christopher Priest
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-adjacent-by-christopher-priest/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 29, 2013, 04:34:04 pm
Filthy Creations #7 has arrived!
My blog picture of it etc. http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-only-climax-2/

I have now put a link to the Filthy Creations #7 youtube video on the above blog.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 05, 2013, 07:22:33 pm

The legendary BIG DRAWING by PFJ: drawn from 1975-1976: http://zencore2007.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/p-f-jefferys-big-drawing-1975-1976/
You won't believe it!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 10, 2013, 04:05:59 pm
I am pleased to report that the HORROR WITHOUT VICTIMS anthology is now on Amazon co.uk and .com:
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horror-Without-Victims-D-Lewis/dp/1291451439/
 
http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Without-Victims-D-Lewis/dp/1291451439/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 12, 2013, 05:48:03 pm
To never become what they're not...
Only £20 for all three DFL-signed copies of ‘Horror Without Victims’, ‘The First Book of Classical Horror Stories’ and ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies’. Post free in the UK from DFL. These three books – containing some great Horror Stories – will never become ebooks nor any other electronic form.

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/image5.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 15, 2013, 04:57:52 pm
(http://weirdtongue.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/image1.jpg?w=500&h=375)

VIRTUE IN DANGER or The Princess and the Actor: A Metaphysical Romance by Reggie Oliver

I have just completed my real-time review of this book HERE (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/virtue-in-danger-by-reggie-oliver/).
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 17, 2013, 05:03:31 pm
(http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21117337&resolution=320)

The book representing Volume Eleven of my real-time reviews has just been issued.

Details HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/).

April 2013: Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot*

April 2013: The Inmates – John Cowper Powys*

May 2013: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #43

May 2013: SPIN – by Nina Allan

May 2013: WHITSTABLE – Stephen Volk

May 2013: DEFEATED DOGS – Quentin S. Crisp

May 2013: Black Static #34

May 2013: Interzone #246

June 2013: The Quarry by Iain Banks.

June 2013: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce.

June 2013: The Adjacent by Christopher Priest.

July 2013: Virtue in Danger by Reggie Oliver.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 19, 2013, 10:27:42 am
I have started a review of 'Rustblind and Silverbright' that promises to be a landmark anthology:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/rustblind-and-silverbright/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 25, 2013, 10:51:49 am
My real-time review of Black Static #35:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/black-static-35/
(http://dflewisreviews.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/image3.jpg?w=400&h=300)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 26, 2013, 10:54:24 am
My real-time review of Interzone #247 :
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/interzone-247/
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/iz247.jpg?w=400&h=400)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 29, 2013, 07:30:17 am
Editor's post-publication commentary: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/horror-without-victims-an-editors-commentary/

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/hwved.jpg?w=380&h=350)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 31, 2013, 04:07:18 pm
http://www.christopher-priest.co.uk/books/the-adjacent-2/reviews-for-the-adjacent/
Pleased that the Christopher Priest website has directly linked to my 'Real Books Rock' RTR of THE ADJACENT, among loads of newspaper etc. reviews! :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on July 31, 2013, 06:10:28 pm
Book is cure not coffin…
http://horroranthology.wordpress.com/690-2/#comment-1062

(http://horroranthology.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/tl0.jpg?w=320&h=407)

Image by Tony Lovell
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 02, 2013, 05:18:06 pm
The Public Bar
http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/6349.html?1375459916
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 04, 2013, 10:06:13 am
My real-time review of THE ABNORMALITIES OF STRINGENT STRANGE by Rhys Hughes:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/the-abnormalities-of-stringent-strange/
A novel of torrential conceits.

(http://meteorhousepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SS-fronts.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 07, 2013, 01:05:13 pm
For BFS members only, this special deal for editor-signed editions of three horror anthologies will only cost £17 in total by PayPal (instead of £20) with postage free in UK.

The books, if bought separately, cost £29 in total, plus any postage that Amazon may charge.

To never become what they're not...
Only £20 for all three DFL-signed copies of ‘Horror Without Victims’, ‘The First Book of Classical Horror Stories’ and ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies’. Post free in the UK from DFL. These three books – containing some great Horror Stories – will never become ebooks nor any other electronic form.

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/image5.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 08, 2013, 08:53:07 am

Bump - showing solidarity with BFS members. :)

For BFS members only, this special deal for editor-signed editions of three horror anthologies will only cost £17 in total by PayPal (instead of £20) with postage free in UK.

The books, if bought separately, cost £29 in total, plus any postage that Amazon may charge.

To never become what they're not...
Only £20 for all three DFL-signed copies of ‘Horror Without Victims’, ‘The First Book of Classical Horror Stories’ and ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies’. Post free in the UK from DFL. These three books – containing some great Horror Stories – will never become ebooks nor any other electronic form.

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/image5.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 08, 2013, 03:41:23 pm
A brief but interesting review put on Goodreads in the last few days by PennyDreadful about 'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies':


"As a reader who has always found the notion of "best of" anthologies somewhat overweening and more than a little ridiculous, I appreciated the winking satire of this book's title immensely. Fortunately, the book's contents were also quite enjoyable. All the stories are of high quality, but my personal favorites are as follows:

"It's Only Words," by Colleen Anderson
"Flowers of the Sea" by Reggie Oliver
"The Pearl and the Boil" by Rosanne Rabinowitz

Recommended!"



Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 09, 2013, 04:35:30 pm
My latest rewrite HERE (http://www.knibbworld.com/campbell-cgi/discus/show.cgi?tpc=1&post=99773#POST99773) from the WEIRDMONGER book (2003), ie a rewrite of 'The Abacus' which is now entitled 'Born Ancient'.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 14, 2013, 12:41:56 pm
Bringing the Dead to Book

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/image9.jpg?w=990)

I do not intend to rewrite all 67 stories from WEIRDMONGER published by Prime Books in 2003 (out of print for a few years now) but I do hope that, one day, a new book – with the overall title of BRINGING THE DEAD TO BOOK – will be published containing my complete rewrites of some of the stories.

All links so far to the ‘Weirdmonger’ rewrites: http://www.ligotti.net/forumdisplay.php?f=217
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 16, 2013, 12:54:03 pm
I have now halted the public rewrites of some of the sixty-seven stories from Weirdmonger, a book that was originally published by Prime in 2003 and now out of print: selling these days at quite high prices when used copies come up.

The public rewrites are linked from here: http://www.ligotti.net/forumdisplay.php?f=217

My own past views on all sixty-seven stories are shown in detail on this page here: http://weirdmonger.wordpress.com/
Often these views are quite critical. Hence, these rewrites by hindsight.

If any publisher would like to consider publishing the rewrites as a slim volume, please let me know.

Finally, I have one ‘as-new’ copy of the original Weirdmonger available and this could be signed to you if required – please just write to me at dflewis48@hotmail.com telling me why you think it should be you that receives this free book.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 20, 2013, 06:08:31 pm
The first full review of HWV: http://paintthistownred.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/my-review-of-horror-without-victims-an-anthology-by-df-lewis/

A substantial one.

(http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21070495&resolution=320)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 21, 2013, 08:18:25 am
Pleased to report that the following authors' stories in the CLASSICAL MUSIC HORROR ANTHOLOGY have been given HMs by Ellen Datlow here:  http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/408100.html


Adam Cantwell, Nicole Cushing, M. Sullivan, SD Tullis, DP Watt, Aliya Whiteley
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 24, 2013, 09:07:58 am
My review of THE TRANSFIGURATION OF MISTER PUNCH book:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/the-transfiguration-of-mister-punch/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 28, 2013, 04:27:38 pm
I have just revised my own favourite story written by myself! You can read it here as a free taster for a new independently published hardback book of my stuff that has just been agreed: http://weirdmonger.wordpress.com/complete-re-writes-from-2013-of-some-of-the-67-stories-in-weirdmonger/#comment-377


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 31, 2013, 04:10:24 pm
 By-passing my main activities at the moment (reviewing and publishing other people's work), here is the new site showing the cover of a new independently published book as written by myself!
http://admtoah.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 05, 2013, 08:09:27 pm
This offer is still open for BFS members.

For BFS members only, this special deal for editor-signed editions of three horror anthologies will only cost £17 in total by PayPal (instead of £20) with postage free in UK.

The books, if bought separately, cost £29 in total, plus any postage that Amazon may charge.

To never become what they're not...
Only £20 for all three DFL-signed copies of ‘Horror Without Victims’, ‘The First Book of Classical Horror Stories’ and ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies’. Post free in the UK from DFL. These three books – containing some great Horror Stories – will never become ebooks nor any other electronic form.

(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/image5.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 10, 2013, 04:31:58 pm
Very pleased to discover that Ellen Datlow wrote below about FBOCHS in her summation of 2012 in the book entitled THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR Vol. 5:

The First Book of Classical Horror Stories edited by D. F. Lewis (Megazanthus Press) is a fascinating anthology of twenty-one darkly weird stories on the theme of classical music. Many of the stories are subtle and dense. There were notable stories by D. P. Watt, Adam S. Cantwell, S. D. Tullis, M. Sullivan, Aliya Whiteley, and Nicole Cushing.”

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 10, 2013, 04:55:31 pm
My announcement yesterday regarding the two InkerMen Press books: WEIRDTONGUE and THE LAST BALCONY: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/the-last-balcony-weirdtongue/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 15, 2013, 01:53:16 pm

If you want any permutation of my ten books signed by me and then sent to you at the total cost of the inverse ratio of their intrinsic investment value to their assumed literary value, please contact me at address shown here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/14933-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 23, 2013, 04:33:19 pm
My real-time review of the fiction in the latest BLACK STATIC, i.e. issue36:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/black-static-36/
(http://dflewisreviews.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/image1.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 25, 2013, 04:59:57 pm
My real-time review of INTERZONE #248:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/interzone-248/
The first two stories are, I sense, emergent masterpieces. And I haven't yet read the others!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Ray on September 25, 2013, 05:07:01 pm
Absolutely loved Carole Johnstone's
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 27, 2013, 07:42:06 am
Second review of 'Horror Without Victims' : http://frankmichaelserrington.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/horror-without-victims-anthology-from.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on September 29, 2013, 04:56:11 pm
I once proudly had a story called "The Last Story in the Book" in the BFS mag 'Dark Horizons' in 1998 as evidenced here: http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/dark-horizons-37.html
I have just written "The Last Story in the World" as can be read in full here: http://weirdtongue.wordpress.com/the-last-story-in-the-world/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 05, 2013, 07:52:20 am
Two more reviews of 'Horror Without Victims':

http://noondaystars.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/horror-without-victims.html (by Brendan Moody)

http://wwwbillblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-kind-of-face-you-slash-day-5-where.html (by 'The Kind of Face You Hate'!)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 06, 2013, 09:59:31 am
I have long been proud to have my 1989 story (Down to the Boots) in this 1994 anthology edited by Stephen Jones. So I was delighted yesterday to receive a copy of this new edition of it as published by Titan Books.
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/image5.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 08, 2013, 05:48:59 pm
Another review of HORROR WITHOUT VICTIMS:
http://matthewsdent.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/horror-without-victims-ed-d-f-lewis-a-review/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 14, 2013, 11:48:09 am
My ongoing review of VALIANT RAZALIA by Michael Wyndham Thomas (Theaker's Paperback Library 2009 and 2013):
 http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/michael-wyndham-thomas-the-mercury-annual-pilgrims-at-the-white-horizon/

Something truly special for the quality-end SF fantasy fan. I predict long-term durability for this opus.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 16, 2013, 07:30:44 pm
Volumes 11 and 12 of the REAL-TIME REVIEW BOOKS:
(http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21117337&resolution=320) (http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21254675&resolution=320)

Details: HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 24, 2013, 03:55:42 pm
Two recent personal blog posts of mine:
Toward the Reconciliation Stone: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/where-am-i-today/
The Hothouse and the Heuristic: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/the-hothouse-and-the-heuristic/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 27, 2013, 04:44:05 pm
My latest book and my latest holiday:
http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?t=7669
Hurricane here tonight!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 27, 2013, 09:33:19 pm
A long and intriguing review of HWV:
http://reviews.futurefire.net/2013/10/lewis-horror-without-victims.html
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on October 28, 2013, 04:47:44 pm
Hurricane here tonight!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-24702946
HELTER SKELTER ON CLACTON PIER TOPPLED

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 01, 2013, 04:34:05 pm
Started a RTR of the fiction in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #45: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/theakers-quarterly-fiction-45/
So far, I love the Watts story and am intrigued by Howard Phillips' weird tongues during a sort of Glistenberry Romance...
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 04, 2013, 05:10:38 pm
My site for 'A Dead Monument for Once Ancient Hope' that has gone to print today:
http://admtoah.wordpress.com
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 08, 2013, 07:41:17 am
My review of MEMBER by Michael Cisco:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/member-michael-cisco/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 11, 2013, 06:06:22 pm
My detailed reviews of fiction in BFS publications in recent years:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/bfs-journal-winter-2010-my-real-time-review/

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/bfs-journal-spring-2012/

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/bfs-journal-winter-2012-2013/?relatedposts_exclude=122

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/the-burning-circus/


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 12, 2013, 04:22:38 pm
Just started a review of THE YOUNG DICTATOR by Rhys Hughes, his novel that started in the BFS journal....
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/the-young-dictator-rhys-hughes/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 12, 2013, 05:27:05 pm
I thought I had done more than these. I wish i had done more.  If we all do such reviews, it may help BFS writers as well as Fiction itself!

My detailed reviews of fiction in BFS publications in recent years:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/bfs-journal-winter-2010-my-real-time-review/

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/bfs-journal-spring-2012/

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/bfs-journal-winter-2012-2013/?relatedposts_exclude=122

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/the-burning-circus/



Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 13, 2013, 07:59:33 am
Another review of Horror Without Victims:
http://matthewfryer.com/2013/11/12/review-horror-without-victims-edited-by-df-lewis/

And do you know about Colin Insole's new collection 'Elegies and Requiems' from Side Real Press?
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/colin-insole-elegies-and-requiems/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 14, 2013, 07:51:02 am
Why are anthologies important? http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/11/mind-meld-why-are-anthologies-important/
A huge blog issued yesterday.
Pleased with Jetse de Vries' choosing, among others, the first five editions of 'Nemonymous'. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 16, 2013, 09:06:02 am
Flowers of the Sea (Thirteen Stories and Two Novellas) by Reggie Oliver.
I have started a review of this Tartarus book here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/flowers-of-the-sea-reggie-oliver/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 19, 2013, 04:09:16 pm
You can now order my new book: http://admtoah.wordpress.com
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/image41.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 19, 2013, 09:36:39 pm
My review of REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR by Paul Auster: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/report-from-the-interior-paul-auster/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 20, 2013, 04:24:52 pm
My review of REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR by Paul Auster: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/report-from-the-interior-paul-auster/

I have now started a RTR of ELEGIES & REQUIEMS by Colin Insole:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/elegies-requiems-colin-insole/

And made an announcement with mixed feelings about my two InkerMen Press books:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/the-last-balcony-weirdtongue-2/


Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on November 23, 2013, 04:40:57 pm

I have now started a RTR of ELEGIES & REQUIEMS by Colin Insole:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/elegies-requiems-colin-insole/

Oyez, Oyez, I have just completed this review.
How good is this Side Real Press book?
It's unmissable. I'm sure it must be nearly sold out.
Trust me.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 02, 2013, 07:54:12 am
Pleased to report that my latest book 'A Dead Monument To Once Ancient Hope' arrived over the weekend from Romania. Pictures in comments here: http://admtoah.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/orders/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 07, 2013, 04:57:52 pm
As well as all my other projects, I have been taking photographs all year for my blog.
The latest two photos are 'After the Advent Surge' (the recent tidal surge on the east coast of England where I live). You can see this particular set of two photos here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com and many more on that same blog if you care to scroll down...
I'm not sure where on the BFS awards categories provided here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AtoCWBEs0S7OdFFVWnk3Wm1Hc1pwTHlmUVdBNGVqNGc&single=true&gid=2&output=html that I can place this set of photos during the whole of 2013?
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 09, 2013, 04:05:47 pm
Here are my reviews of fiction and poetry directly published by the BFS in the last few years. Sorry I wasn't able to do all of it.


http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/bfs-journal-winter-2010-my-real-time-review/

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/bfs-journal-spring-2012/

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/bfs-journal-winter-2012-2013/?relatedposts_exclude=122

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/the-burning-circus/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 10, 2013, 01:34:37 pm
"A Dead Monument To Once Ancient Hope"

Cold Tonnage Books (http://www.coldtonnage.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=519341&keyword=Lewis&searchby=author&offset=0&fs=1)

OR

Ziesings (http://www.ziesings.com/pages/books/52058/d-f-lewis/a-dead-monument-to-once-ancient-hope):- "In this humble reader’s opinion D.F. Lewis is nothing short of brilliant and very deserving of the lavish production."
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 12, 2013, 04:46:49 pm
I have just started a real-time review of TRANSACTIONS OF THE FLESH, containing stories by Douglas Thompson, Colin Insole, DP Watt, Derek John and many many others: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/transactions-of-the-flesh/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 14, 2013, 04:44:30 pm
I am now real-time reviewing Joel Lane's WHERE FURNACES BURN: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/where-furnaces-burn-joel-lane-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 20, 2013, 02:59:12 pm


WHERE FURNACES BURN: Just completed reviewing this Joel Lane masterpiece: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/where-furnaces-burn-joel-lane-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 24, 2013, 07:49:08 am
My personal choice of my four favourite fiction works first published in 2013 by category: here (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/my-choice-of-the-best-the-mercury-annual-pilgrims-at-the-white-horizon-by-michael-wyndham-thomasbooks-first-published-in-2013/).
Obviously, this choice is from books I have personally read.
As ever, I am not likely to read enough from this year's publications to be confident enough to vote in the BFS awards.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: David A. Riley on December 24, 2013, 09:00:07 am
My personal choice of my four favourite fiction works first published in 2013 by category: here (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/my-choice-of-the-best-the-mercury-annual-pilgrims-at-the-white-horizon-by-michael-wyndham-thomasbooks-first-published-in-2013/).
Obviously, this choice is from books I have personally read.
As ever, I am not likely to read enough from this year's publications to be confident enough to vote in the BFS awards.

Although I tend to read a few more newer books than I used to do by doing reviews for hellnotes and elsewhere, these aren't nearly enough for me to feel confident to vote in the BFS awards either. Indeed, I rarely if ever vote in the Stokers either. I wonder just how many people who vote in these awards have read enough too. There are still too many older works for me to get through yet to concentrate on all the newer stuff. Plus, a lot of what I do read isn't in either the fantasy or horror genres.

Plus I do hate it when someone approaches me, asking me to recommend something of theirs for an award "because they need to raise" their profile! This happened to me only a few weeks ago from someone who has already won an award from the BFS in recent years! Now they're after a Stoker too!
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 26, 2013, 03:27:30 pm
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/image3.jpg)
A collection by me from Zagava Books / Ex Occidente Press: http://admtoah.wordpress.com
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 29, 2013, 04:21:26 pm
I am reviewing THE HEAVEN TREE collection by Christopher Harman (Sarob Press 2013): http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/the-heaven-tree-christopher-harman/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on December 30, 2013, 09:29:26 am
I am now reviewing CRIMEWAVE 12: HURTS - http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/crimewave-12-hurts/
“Books I’m led to by other books, strings of books, excitation nodes.”
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 02, 2014, 01:20:19 pm

Hellforge has picked out HWV as a favourite for 2013:  here (http://matthewfryer.com/2014/01/01/hellforge-horror-picks-of-2013/)

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 04, 2014, 01:50:50 pm
I have started Reviews of BLACK STATIC 37 http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/1675/ and DELICATE TOXINS http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/delicate-toxins/

In recent days, I have completed my reviews of Joel Lane's WHERE FURNACES BURN http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/where-furnaces-burn-joel-lane-2/ and of Christopher Harman's THE HEAVEN TREE http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/the-heaven-tree-christopher-harman/ and CRIMEWAVE 12: HURTS http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/crimewave-12-hurts/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 05, 2014, 08:02:32 am
My favourite quotes over the years from a small handful of various books: http://weirdmonger.livejournal.com/271447.html

I have started Reviews of BLACK STATIC 37 http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/1675/ and DELICATE TOXINS http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/delicate-toxins/

In recent days, I have completed my reviews of Joel Lane's WHERE FURNACES BURN http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/where-furnaces-burn-joel-lane-2/ and of Christopher Harman's THE HEAVEN TREE http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/the-heaven-tree-christopher-harman/ and CRIMEWAVE 12: HURTS http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/crimewave-12-hurts/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 07, 2014, 09:21:05 am
 I am now  involved in a real-time review of INTERZONE 249: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/interzone-249/

As ever, I intend to do similar to the fiction in the forthcoming BFS Journal.  I seem to be getting more and more readers of my RTRs. :)

Here is a list of links (just compiled) to all my RTRs for Zagava Books / Ex Occidente Press 'Weird Fiction' books since this publisher started a few years ago: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/ex-occidente-press-zagava-books/

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 09, 2014, 04:26:07 pm
I have started a RTR of TQF#46: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/theakers-quarterly-fiction-46/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 10, 2014, 04:22:55 pm
I have today finished my review of TQF #46: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/theakers-quarterly-fiction-46/
There has been a good reception so far of my photograph of this book on that review. :)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 11, 2014, 06:04:36 pm
(http://dflewisreviews.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/image15.jpg)
The latter half of my real-time review of DELICATE TOXINS: http://etepsed.wordpress.com/566-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 14, 2014, 03:40:51 pm
A striking mural I photographed in my neighbourhood (beyond the pier) on one my recent walks: www.nemonymous.com

Five signed copies of ADMTOAH on sale from me:
http://admtoah.wordpress.com/signed-copies/

Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 15, 2014, 03:58:11 pm
There are still two editions of the out of print WEIRDMONGER book that I own and wish to give away free, leaving me with just one paperback edition and one hardback edition for myself.
See: here (http://weirdmonger.wordpress.com/the-authors-three-remaining-available-copies-of-the-weirdmonger-book/)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 15, 2014, 04:55:01 pm
There are still two editions of the out of print WEIRDMONGER book that I own and wish to give away free, leaving me with just one paperback edition and one hardback edition for myself.
See: here (http://weirdmonger.wordpress.com/the-authors-three-remaining-available-copies-of-the-weirdmonger-book/)

Another has just gone. Only one left.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 16, 2014, 01:35:49 pm
I have started a review of STRANGE TALES IV (2014): http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/strange-tales-iv/
(http://dflewisreviews.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/image19.jpg)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 21, 2014, 11:24:44 am
I have now started my review of TERROR TALES OF THE SEASIDE (Gray Friar Press) here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/seaside-terror/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 24, 2014, 12:48:44 pm
(1) I have just finished my review here (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/seaside-terror/) of TERROR TALES OF THE SEASIDE. I think I enjoyed doing this review more than any other, particularly as I could use some of my own seaside photos to accompany it. :)

(2) There is just one free copy of the valuable 2003 WEIRDMONGER book left: http://weirdmonger.wordpress.com/the-authors-three-remaining-available-copies-of-the-weirdmonger-book/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 24, 2014, 04:38:00 pm
Started a review of Black Static #38: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/1770/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 26, 2014, 10:59:01 am
Started a review of Interzone #250: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/interzone-250/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 29, 2014, 03:04:34 pm
Just discovered 144 magazines for sale by BBR all with a story by DF Lewis in them! http://www.bbr-online.co.uk/catalogue/search.php?KEYWORDS=d.f.+lewis&display_page=1
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 31, 2014, 03:20:59 pm
   
DOGS WITH THEIR EYES SHUT by Paul Meloy
Just reviewed it here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/dogs-with-their-eyes-shut-paul-meloy/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 03, 2014, 02:23:58 pm
   
DOGS WITH THEIR EYES SHUT by Paul Meloy
Just reviewed it here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/dogs-with-their-eyes-shut-paul-meloy/

I am now reviewing MENACE by Gary Fry: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/menace-gary-fry/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 07, 2014, 07:33:34 am
A summary of links for my reviews in the past of works first published over 50 years ago: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/gestalt-real-time-reviews-of-older-books/ (some even in the 18th century!)
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 11, 2014, 11:26:36 pm
Finnegans Wake:
"For dear old grumpapar, he’s gone on the razzledar, through gazing and crazing and blazing at the stars.” (Page 65)

My review continues from here:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/finnegans-wake-james-joyce/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 13, 2014, 04:05:24 pm
My series of real-time reviews -- for which I have been getting more and more genre and non-genre feedback as the years go by -- continues today with the fiction and poetry in BFS JOURNAL #10: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/bfs-journal-10/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 14, 2014, 07:14:02 pm
I have just started a review of 'Tales of the Grotesque' by L.A. Lewis as published by Shadow Publishing: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/tales-of-the-grotesque-by-l-a-lewis/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 18, 2014, 07:40:33 am
Zagava Books have a new website featuring my book: "A Dead Monument To Once Ancient Hope".
http://www.zagava.de/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 19, 2014, 03:41:13 pm
I have started a review of 'Flash in the Pantheon' by Rhys Hughes:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/flash-in-the-pantheon-rhys-hughes/

123 tales: one to be reviewed each day.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 22, 2014, 04:01:17 pm
"...pulse of our slumber, dreambookpage..."
 I am now up to part ten of my 'Finnegans Wake' review: http://zencore2007.wordpress.com/358-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 26, 2014, 09:28:57 pm
"...pulse of our slumber, dreambookpage..."
 I am now up to part ten of my 'Finnegans Wake' review: http://zencore2007.wordpress.com/358-2/

Someone called "old Andycox" (sic) is mentioned on page 124 of Finnegans Wake.  :)
You can check that by googling "old Andycox"!

I have now finished what I can only call a 'monumental' review of this book, where, inter alia, I compare it to 'Twin Peaks': http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/finnegans-wake-james-joyce/
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Post by: Des Lewis on February 27, 2014, 07:13:55 pm
I have started a review of THE GALAXY CLUB by Brendan Connell:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/the-galaxy-club-brendan-connell/
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 17, 2014, 08:47:02 am
My new real-time review: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/tristram-shandy/

Tristram Shandy as a Ligottian Anti-Natalist novel as well as an Anti-Novel per se?
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 20, 2014, 01:50:37 pm
My new real-time review: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/tristram-shandy/
Tristram Shandy as a Ligottian Anti-Natalist novel as well as an Anti-Novel per se?

Just completed my review of BLACK STATIC #39 : http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/black-static-39/
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 22, 2014, 01:47:00 pm
Just completed my review of BLACK STATIC #39 : http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/black-static-39/

Just completed my review of INTERZONE #251 : http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/interzone-251/
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Post by: Des Lewis on April 04, 2014, 04:08:19 pm
My real-time review of EVERY SHORT STORY (1951-2012) by Alasdair Gray:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/every-short-story-1951-2012-by-alasdair-gray/

I am also continuing my 'two a day' reviews of 330 flash fictions and fables by Rhys Hughes here http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/flash-in-the-pantheon-rhys-hughes/ and here http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/rhysops-fables-rhys-hughes/
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Post by: Des Lewis on April 05, 2014, 07:54:33 am
Just published Volume 15 of my Gestalt Real-Time Reviews for anyone who needs these crystallised in print with my signature (details here (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/contents-of-real-time-reviews-books/)):
(http://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/image7.jpg?w=990)
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Post by: Des Lewis on April 19, 2014, 07:38:18 pm
Very pleased to report that I have a story in THE REVELATOR Vol. 138 No.1
The Bookworm Issue

Here: http://revelatormagazine.com/issue/special-bookworm-issue/
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Post by: Des Lewis on April 27, 2014, 12:46:09 pm
I have just finished a review of North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud:

http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/north-american-lake-monsters/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 02, 2014, 07:06:35 pm
I have just finished a review of Journeys Beyond Advice by Rhys Hughes here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/journeys-beyond-advice-rhys-hughes/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 08, 2014, 11:11:06 am

(http://weirdtongue.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/image.jpg)
Just finished my latest 'dreamcatcher review'; TQF #47: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/theakers-quarterly-fiction-47/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 11, 2014, 07:53:17 pm
My latest three blog posts:
Tired or Turned Away (pictures)
May Grey (photos)
Dreamcaptcha Book Reviews (wisdom)
http://www.nemonymous.com
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 12, 2014, 04:42:26 pm
My edited HORRORS WITHOUT VICTIMS in Peter Tennant's 'best 13 read' list (so far) for 2014. :)
http://trumpetville.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/2014-the-story-so-far/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 18, 2014, 07:54:39 am
Just completed a review of THE DARK RETURN OF TIME by R.B. Russell:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/the-dark-return-of-time/

And news on my LAST BALCONY book:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/the-seas-skyline-last-night-and-last-balcony-news/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 22, 2014, 11:39:10 am
My reviews of the fiction in BLACK STATIC #40 and of COLD TURKEY by Carole Johnstone:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/black-static-40/
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/cold-turkey-carole-johnstone/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 24, 2014, 08:57:25 am
I have started reviews of:
The Moon King by Neil Williamson: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/the-moon-king-neil-williamson/
Descended Suns Resuscitate by Avalon Brantley: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/descended-suns-resuscitate/

The tree I discovered in Frinton yesterday: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/todays-tree-and-latest-news/
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 27, 2014, 11:30:03 am
I have just completed my review of the fiction in INTERZONE #252:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/interzone-252/
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 01, 2014, 08:17:53 am
I have just completed my review of The Moon King by Neil Williamson: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/the-moon-king-neil-williamson/
Which includes my description of 'The Four Mutualities'!
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 03, 2014, 03:56:43 pm
A dozen favourites from my own recent photographs of local skylines shown at this link
(plus an advert for my three year old novel 'Nemonymous Night' that has a skyline on its cover):
http://weirdmonger.livejournal.com/293978.html

(All my photos are taken with my ancient iPad)
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Post by: Rolnikov on June 03, 2014, 04:47:19 pm
Truly ancient iPads don't even have cameras! It's getting a little bit annoying now as one app after another stops updating or even working on mine.
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 03, 2014, 04:55:57 pm
Truly ancient iPads don't even have cameras! It's getting a little bit annoying now as one app after another stops updating or even working on mine.

 I got mine in January 2012, but the camera is still working!
Ancient was a bit of an exaggeration. But most technical devices seem to become ancient sooner than some other things.
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Post by: Rolnikov on June 03, 2014, 05:20:55 pm
I think it's one thing buying an Xbox for £300 and knowing you'll need to upgrade in seven or eight years, but spending £500 on something that was no longer provided with the latest OS upgrades after just a couple of years was irksome. Even day one Xbox 360s still run the latest version of the 360 dashboard.

Though I can't really complain - I've worked on the iPad pretty much every working day since the day it came out, and as long as it keeps running Goodreader and Comixology I'll be happy with it. I've had my money's worth and more. But if it breaks down, I don't know how quickly I'd buy another.

Most of what I do on it is read and listen to audiobooks - next time I'll probably buy something much cheaper that can do that stuff just as well, like a Kindle Fire.
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 04, 2014, 07:57:11 am
You can see all my iPad photos over the last year or so if you gradually scroll through my website:

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 06, 2014, 11:41:02 am
Megazanthus Press:
 http://nemonymous123456.wordpress.com/megazanthus-press/

These three signable books detailed at the top of the above page:
(http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21658497&resolution=320) (http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21658641&resolution=320) (http://static.lulu.com/browse/product_thumbnail.php?productId=21661459&resolution=320)
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Post by: CarolineC on June 07, 2014, 11:56:04 am
Congrats on your BFA nomination, Des! (nominated in the Best Non-Fiction category for your real-time reviews)
 8)
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 07, 2014, 12:21:40 pm
Congrats on your BFA nomination, Des! (nominated in the Best Non-Fiction category for your real-time reviews)
 8)

Thanks, Caroline. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that nomination.
Congratulations to all nominees and thanks to Stephen for all his hard work involved with administering these awards.
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Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 07, 2014, 05:02:03 pm
Congrats on your BFA nomination, Des! (nominated in the Best Non-Fiction category for your real-time reviews)
 8)

I echo Caroline
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Post by: Des Lewis on July 12, 2014, 03:15:52 pm
Congrats on your BFA nomination, Des! (nominated in the Best Non-Fiction category for your real-time reviews)
 8)

I echo Caroline

Thanks, Peter and Caroline.
I have just rejigged my site (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com) for these reviews together with news of a more general site reconstruction and sabbatical.
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Post by: Des Lewis on July 31, 2014, 04:33:57 pm
My choice below (chosen over several years) of life-changing passages from fiction I have read:

"Wrzesmian wasn't too popular. The works of this strange man, saturated with rampant fantasy and imbued with strong individualism, gave a most unfavourable impression by inverting accepted aesthetic-literary theories and by mocking established pseudo-truths. His output was eventually acknowledged as the product of a sick imagination, the bizarre work of an eccentric, maybe even a madman. Wrzesmian was an inconvenience for a variety of reasons and he disturbed unnecessarily, stirring peaceful waters. Thus his premature eclipse was received with a secret sigh of relief."
-- from 'The Area' by Stefan Grabinski

“...the nephew of that famous musician [...] who wrote such reams of incomprehensible visions and apocalyptic verities on the theory of the music, of which neither he nor anyone else ever understood a word, and who left us with a number of operas where we can enjoy various harmonies, unfinished songs, unrelated ideas, uproars, flights, triumphal fanfares, spears, ennoblements, seditious whisperings, endless victories; he also left us dance tunes that will live forever;…[...] If one of them [an eccentric] appears in a group, he’s like a grain of yeast that ferments, and restores to each of us his natural individuality. He shocks us, he stirs us up; he forces us to praise or blame; he brings out the truth;…”
-- from 'Rameau's Nephew' by Denis Diderot

"My pictures are visionary and symbolical, and, from first to last, have seemed to be painted by someone other than myself. [...] I am thus entirely self-taught, or taught by that other within me. I am aware that my pictures lack serious technique(if there is a technique that can be distinguished from inspiration and invention). I should have given up painting them some time ago, were it not that a certain number of people seemed to find something remarkable in them, and have thus identified me with them, and made me feel mildly important."
-- From 'Ravissante' by Robert Aickman

"From the cosmic point of view, to have opinions or preferences at all is to be ill; for by harbouring them one dams up the flow of the ineluctable force which, like a river, bears us down to the ocean of everything's unknowing. Reality is a running noose, one is brought up short with a jerk by death. It would have been wiser to co-operate wih the inevitable and learn to profit by this unhappy state of things – by realising and accommodating death! But we don't, we allow the ego to foul its own nest. Therefore we have insecurity, stress, the midnight-fruit of insomnia, with a whole culture crying itself to sleep. How to repair this state of affairs except through art, through gifts which render to us language manumitted by emotion, poetry twisted into the service of direct insight?"
-- from 'The Avignon Quincunx' by Lawrence Durrell ('Constance' 1982)

"The nemo is an evolutionary force, as necessary as the ego. The ego is certainty, what I am; the nemo is potentiality, what I am not. But instead of utilizing the nemo as we would utilize any other force, we allow ourselves to be terrified by it, as primitive man was terrified by lightning. We run screaming from this mysterious shape in the middle of our town, even though the real terror is not in itself, but in our terror at it."
– John Fowles 1964 (from 'The Necessity of Nemo' in 'The Aristos')

"She was the part of you which you had never been able to untie and set free, the part that wanted to dance and run and sing, taking strong draughts of wind and sunlight; and was, instead, done up in intricate knots and overcast with shadows; the part that longed to look outward and laugh, accepting life as an easy exciting thing; and yet was checked by a voice that said doubtfully that there were dark ideas behind it all, tangling the web; and turned you inward to grope among the roots of thought and feeling for the threads."
– from 'Dusty Answer' (1927) by Rosamond Lehmann

“So do we pass the ghosts that haunt us later in our lives; they sit undramatically by the roadside like poor beggars, and we see them only from the corners of our eyes, if we see them at all. The idea that they have been waiting there for us rarely if ever crosses our minds. Yet they do wait, and when we have passed, they gather up their bundles of memory and fall in behind, treading in our footsteps and catching up, little by little.”
-- From 'Wizard and Glass' by Stephen King

”There are faces made for moonlight. There are faces created to respond to the wind. There are faces for sandy deserts, for lonely seashores, for solitary headlands, for misty dawns, for frosty midnights. Cordelia’s face was made for rain. It had nothing in it that was normally beautiful; and yet it became at this moment the living incarnation of all those long hours when rain had mingled with her secretest hopes. Her face was charged with the rain that had streamed down the window-panes at Cardiff Villa, twilight after twilight, while her thoughts had been flying far away; far over dripping forests, far over swollen rivers to green-black castle walls of which she fancied herself the mistress or the captive.”
— from 'A Glastonbury Romance' by John Cowper Powys

“Unseen or at least unremarked, I orbit the camp. That’s what I want: a place in which I have no part. I want to ride through space like wind in wind and sleep on the void, and be a go-between with nothing but between. I only know useless knowledge. The camp spins there to one side of me like so many floating candles collecting in a weak eddy. What I feel inside myself is fierce and calm; it’s a ruthless desire for an immortality of perfect weakness where I can be a tirelessly efficient functionary turning things over from one end of the message circuit to the other and back again, so that I never stop going back. As long as I’m going back, logically speaking, I yet won’t be back, only now am I getting under way. No one sees you while you’re in transit and the moment you arrive is the moment you have to turn around and leave again, provided there is some return correspondence, and even if there isn’t, it doesn’t matter, because there’s nothing to do but wait for some other message which will sooner or later have to go out and take you along with it.”
— From MEMBER by Michael Cisco

“To your mind, there was no greater injustice than to be doubted when you had told the truth, to be called a liar when you hadn’t lied, for there was no recourse then, no way to defend your integrity in the face of your accuser, and the frustration caused by such a moral injury would burn deep into you, continue to burn into you, becoming a fire that could never be extinguished.”
— from ‘Report from the Interior’ by Paul Auster

“’Tis well we know you were loth to leave us, winding your hobbledehorn, right royal post, but, aruah sure, pulse of our slumber, dreambookpage, by the grace of Votre Dame, when the natural morning of your nocturne blankmerges into the national morning of golden sunup…”
-- from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
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Post by: Des Lewis on August 04, 2014, 11:40:37 am
I have just finished reading a massive visionary SF novel: AGAINST THE DAY by Thomas Pynchon. Anyone else read it? It is quite unbelievable.
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Post by: Des Lewis on August 21, 2014, 06:28:34 pm
My slightly blurred iPad photo of the two remaining Lancaster Bombers over the sea in Clacton this afternoon: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/todays-skyline-with-two-lancasters-bombers-and-two-spitfires/
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Post by: joshua rainbird on August 22, 2014, 08:29:37 pm
My slightly blurred iPad photo of the two remaining Lancaster Bombers over the sea in Clacton this afternoon: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/todays-skyline-with-two-lancasters-bombers-and-two-spitfires/

beautiful old birds - thanks for sharing, Des - Clacton and Spitfires brought back some fond memories of my father
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Post by: Des Lewis on August 31, 2014, 03:44:38 pm
My slightly blurred iPad photo of the two remaining Lancaster Bombers over the sea in Clacton this afternoon: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/todays-skyline-with-two-lancasters-bombers-and-two-spitfires/

beautiful old birds - thanks for sharing, Des - Clacton and Spitfires brought back some fond memories of my father

Thanks, Joshua.
I still live in Clacton, despite recent events! :|

Meanwhile, my recent summer holiday from 'gestalt real-time reviewing' has now finished: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/dream-catching-up/ :)
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 05, 2014, 09:55:00 am
Hope everyone thoroughly enjoys Fantasycon from today.
Trust the hotel is not like the one Simon Kurt Unsworth describes as a Fantasycon hotel in his story 'The Hotel Guest' that I quite accidentally read and reviewed this morning here (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/strange-gateways/#comment-3097)! ;)
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 12, 2014, 04:16:09 pm
My latest dreamcatcher real-time reviews, all ten of them simultaneously! :)
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/dream-catching-up/
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 16, 2014, 07:27:13 pm
ToTAl Reviewing: The New Gestalt:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/total-tta/
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 18, 2014, 05:09:05 pm
'Nemonymous Night' and Clacton-on-Sea:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/nemonymous-night-and-clacton-on-sea/
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 22, 2014, 07:46:22 am
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/clacton-all-at-sea-18-days-and-counting-bombarding-the-coast-today/
Some photos I took yesterday down the road from where I live.  Water bombs et al, pre by-election.
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 29, 2014, 11:26:57 am
My on-going review of CAPTAINS STUPENDOUS (Telos) here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/captains-stupendous-rhys-hughes/
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Post by: Des Lewis on September 30, 2014, 04:39:32 pm
I am reviewing 'The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies' (Penguin Classics) by Clark Ashton Smith, as edited by ST Joshi, here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/the-dark-eidolon-and-other-fantasies-clark-ashton-smith/

I have today completed my review of 'Harvesting the Moon' (PS Publishing) by Ursula Pflug here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/harvesting-the-moon-ursula-pflug/
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Post by: Des Lewis on October 05, 2014, 06:15:28 pm
I have started an experimental real-time review of both A SEASON IN CARCOSA and THE GRIMSCRIBE'S PUPPETS edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/puppets-in-carcosa/

This follows another experimental RTR where I reviewed four magazines at once here:
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/total-tta/
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Post by: Des Lewis on October 10, 2014, 04:38:39 pm
I have started an experimental real-time review of both A SEASON IN CARCOSA and THE GRIMSCRIBE'S PUPPETS edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/puppets-in-carcosa/

Continues apace...
(https://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/image30.jpg)
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Post by: Des Lewis on October 14, 2014, 09:41:53 pm
I hope you enjoy my reading aloud today of 'The Hashish-Eater' by Clark Ashton Smith: http://www.filefactory.com/file/3syteh18grld/VN650626.WMA
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Post by: Des Lewis on October 18, 2014, 01:05:58 pm
(Free Readings Aloud by DFL)
 
DFL Stories & Poems plus work by other authors HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/dfl-readings-aloud/)
 
– DFL Novels and Novellas HERE (http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/dfl-readings-aloud/)
 
Please let me know if any particular link fails to work or if you have a request for a reading —

LATER EDIT: Pleased that one of the above threads has had this comment made upon it: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/dfl-readings-aloud/#comment-14481
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Post by: Des Lewis on October 20, 2014, 04:21:32 pm
I have started a review of:
Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease
Edited by Joel Lane and Tom Johnstone
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/horror-uncut-tales-of-social-insecurity-and-economic-unease/
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Post by: Des Lewis on November 13, 2014, 11:59:40 am
Some photos taken today, including Philae's comet...
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/philea/
My recent review of THE KING IN YELLOW...
http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/the-king-in-yellow-a-real-time-review/
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Post by: Des Lewis on November 17, 2014, 08:21:51 pm
My on-going review of WRITTEN IN DARKNESS by Mark Samuels: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/written-in-darkness-mark-samuels/

My completed review of the fiction in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #48 & #49 here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/totqf/
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Post by: Des Lewis on November 22, 2014, 04:50:53 pm
My review just finished of INTERZONE 255 -- and BLACK STATIC 43 just started: both HERE (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/interzone-255-black-static-43/)

My review of AREA X by Jeff VanderMeer recently started HERE (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/area-x-jeff-vandermeer/)
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Post by: Des Lewis on November 22, 2014, 05:03:01 pm
AND my on-going review of YEAR'S BEST WEIRD FICTION - VOLUME ONE - here (http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/years-best-weird-fiction-volume-one/)
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Post by: Des Lewis on December 10, 2014, 02:53:53 pm
I have completed my real-time review of IN THE LAND OF TIME by Lord Dunsany (Penguin Classics) here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/in-the-land-of-time-lord-dunsany/

 If I can be allowed to have a favourite real-time review experience with a book since I started such reviews in 2008, I think this one is it!  :)
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Post by: Des Lewis on December 15, 2014, 08:34:32 am
My latest three real-time reviews of fiction:
DREAMS OF OURSELVES (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/dreams-of-ourselves/) (hardback anthology)
BFS JOURNAL #12 (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/bfs-journal-12/)
BFS JOURNAL #13 (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/bfs-journal-13/)
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Post by: Des Lewis on December 23, 2014, 07:51:22 am
My latest review - ENCOUNTERS by Elizabeth Bowen, the perfect shadowy story collection:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/encounters-early-stories-by-elizabeth-bowen/

Now entitled SHADOWY 'ENCOUNTERS' OF A THIRD KIND

(https://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/bowen8.jpg)
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Post by: Des Lewis on December 29, 2014, 01:31:18 pm
My on-going real-time review of REVIVAL by Stephen King
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/revival-by-stephen-king/
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Post by: Des Lewis on January 15, 2015, 09:57:02 am
My latest completed Dreamcatcher reviews are of two brand new Rhys Hughes books that arrived within a day of each other:

ORPHEUS ON THE UNDERGROUND (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/orpheus-on-the-underground/) (Tartarus Press)


BONE IDLE IN THE CHARNEL HOUSE (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/bone-idle-in-the-charnel-house/) (Hippocampus Press)

(https://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/rhysbone2.jpg) (https://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/rhysbone.jpg)
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Post by: Des Lewis on January 21, 2015, 09:43:09 am
My latest real-time review - 'Ancient Sorceries and other chilling tales' by Algernon Blackwood:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/ancient-sorceries-and-other-chilling-tales-by-algernon-blackwood/
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Post by: Des Lewis on January 24, 2015, 07:13:22 pm
I have just completed my reviews of the fiction in Black Static #44 and Interzone #256 as linked from HERE (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tta-press-interzone-black-static/).
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Post by: Des Lewis on January 31, 2015, 07:50:27 am
My latest review: THE RACE by Nina Allan (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/the-race-nina-allan/).
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Post by: Des Lewis on February 06, 2015, 04:14:43 pm
I have just completed my review of the fiction in the bumper issue of THEAKER'S QUARTERLY FICTION that is its issue 50.
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/theakers-quarterly-fiction-50/
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Post by: Des Lewis on February 10, 2015, 05:01:32 pm

(https://nullimmortalis.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/master.jpg)
Just completed my review of THE MASTER OF CLOUDS (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/the-master-of-clouds-howard-stephen-watts/) by Howard Stephen Watts.

And my on-going review of THIRTY TRIBUTES TO CALVINO (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/thirty-tributes-to-calvino-rhys-hughes/) by Rhys Hughes.
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 01, 2015, 02:23:26 pm
My review of AND I'D BE THE KING OF CHINA by Mark Valentine
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/and-id-be-the-king-of-china/


My review of RUPETTA by Nike Sulway
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/rupetta-n-a-sulway/


And a new authorial rediscovery of my only novel NEMONYMOUS NIGHT
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/nemonymous-night/
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 19, 2015, 01:29:30 pm

My ongoing review of SENSORAMA edited by Allen Ashley:

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/sensorama/

My completed reviews of THE DEVIL'S DETECTIVE by Simon Kurt Unsworth, THE THREE IMPOSTORS by Arthur Machen and THE BURIED GIANT by Kazuo Ishiguro:

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/the-devils-detective/

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/the-three-impostors-arthur-machen/

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/the-buried-giant-kazuo-ishiguro/
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 23, 2015, 09:13:45 pm
I have just completed my review of the fiction in BLACK STATIC #45 and INTERZONE #257...
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/black-static-45-interzone-257/
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Post by: Des Lewis on March 23, 2015, 09:42:16 pm
(a) Five signed copies available of the rare ‘A Dead Monument to Once Ancient Hope’: https://admtoah.wordpress.com/five-signed-copies-of-admtoah/

(b)  NEMONYMOUS (2001 – 2010)
I, as its original editor/publisher, still hold some copies of all nine of these ground-breaking fiction journals and books that were produced in finite numbers. I am now offering to sign and sell them quite cheaply to anyone who approaches me through my Facebook Page. A chance not to be missed or delayed, without trying to be over-dramatic about it!

(c) Only £20 plus postage for signed copies from me of both the original WEIRDTONGUE and the original hardback THE LAST BALCONY. The latter is on sale on Amazon for hundreds of pounds. The only other Last Balconies left in circulation are my personal copies that I bought before its publisher closed down. I am selling these at no profit to myself.
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Post by: Des Lewis on April 04, 2015, 10:05:18 am
Books by (and edited by) DF Lewis: book stocktake - signed and sold mainly at cost price...

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/book-stocktake/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on April 12, 2015, 07:07:32 pm
I have just finished my review of
STRANGE TALES V (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/strange-tales-v/) (Tartarus Press)

and in the middle of my review of
 OUT STACK and Other Places (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/out-stack-and-other-places/) by Gary Couzens.
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Post by: Des Lewis on April 24, 2015, 07:54:17 am
I have started real-time reviews of these two books...having read them originally in 1965 --

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 Poe: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/tales-of-mystery-and-imagination-edgar-poe/

Lovecraft: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/the-haunter-of-the-dark-hp-lovecraft/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on May 11, 2015, 11:16:22 am
Anyone interested in joining my Dreamcatcher site as a real-time reviewer?
Details HERE (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/widening-the-dreamcatchers/).
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 11, 2015, 04:54:01 pm
Anyone interested in joining my Dreamcatcher site as a real-time reviewer?
Details HERE (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/widening-the-dreamcatchers/).

It will be fun. The words at that link are just the small print. :)
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 16, 2015, 09:43:06 am
I have redesigned my real-time review site here: www.nemonymous.com

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My latest review is of THE FAMILIAR by Mark Z Danielewski. I've never handled a book quite like this one!
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Post by: Des Lewis on May 27, 2015, 01:09:45 pm
My most recent real-time reviews, some finished, others 'in media res' or just started:

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/splinters-of-horn-and-ivory-thomas-stromsholt/  Splinters of Horn and Ivory – Thomas Strømsholt

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/picnic-at-hanging-rock-joan-lindsay/ Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/thus-were-their-faces-silvina-ocampo/ THUS WERE THEIR FACES – Silvina Ocampo

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/the-familiar-mark-z-danielewski/ THE FAMILIAR – Mark Z. Danielewski

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/interzone-258-black-static-46/ Interzone 258 / Black Static 46

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/romances-of-the-white-day/ Romances of the White Day: in the Tradition of Arthur Machen

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/the-strangers-robert-aickman THE STRANGERS and other writings by Robert Aickman

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/aickmans-heirs/ Aickman's Heirs - edited by Simon Strantzas


Please let me know if you would like to upload your own real-time reviews to my relatively well-trafficked Dreamcatcher site.
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Post by: Des Lewis on June 16, 2015, 04:42:45 pm
Since writing on this thread, the just started or on-going or completed reviews from THE DREAMCATCHER REAL-TIME REVIEWS site:

My reviews:

'The Imperishable Sacraments' by Damian Murphy: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/the-imperishable-sacraments/

'The Infusorium' by Jon Padgett: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/the-infusorium-jon-padgett/

'Dreamcatcher' by Stephen King: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/dreamcatcher/

'The King in Yellow Tales, Vol. 1': https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/the-king-in-yellow-tales-vol-1/

'Soliloquy for Pan' (Egaeus Press): https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/sol-ilo-quy-for-pan/

Just issued:

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Paulo Brito's reviews:

Caledonia Dreamin' - Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/caledonia-dreamin-strange-fiction-of-scottish-descent/

Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/unpleasant-tales-by-brendan-connell/

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I am currently looking for more reviewers for this site and for someone to help me relaunch 'Nemonymous' (2001-2010) from issue 11 onward.
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Post by: Des Lewis on July 19, 2015, 07:57:11 am
My Dreamcatcher Real-Time Review site has been redesigned over the last few months: www.nemonymous.com

Many new book reviews if you click on the chronological list at the top.
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 03, 2015, 08:30:19 am
All our latest reviews in 2015 are now linked from a single list here:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015-reviews-to-date/


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Post by: Des Lewis on August 03, 2015, 08:50:50 am
My general site since 2010 showing DFL miscellanea including many photographs:
https://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/

One of yesterday's photos:
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Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on August 16, 2015, 07:45:49 am
I am heading towards the end of my review of the recently Swan River Press published collection: ANNIVERSARY OF NEVER by Joel Lane: HERE (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-anniversary-of-never-joel-lane/)


All our Dreamcatcher book reviews from 2008 are linked easily from HERE (https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015-reviews-to-date/).
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 03, 2016, 08:48:25 am
All my real-time reviews linked for 2015:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015-reviews-to-date/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on January 22, 2016, 08:38:25 am
Still January, and my 2016 real-time reviews already listed here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/6161-2/
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Post by: Des Lewis on January 29, 2016, 03:55:05 pm
a new design for the 'Dreamcatcher Reviews' site'
See them all here: www.nemonymous.com
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Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on February 10, 2016, 08:22:09 pm
I have been involved in reviewing 'The Lie Tree' by Frances Hardinge in the last few days -
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/the-lie-tree-frances-hardinge/
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Post by: Des Lewis on February 24, 2016, 07:27:01 pm
Just to keep you up to date, here are the links to all my 2016 real-time reviews:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/6161-2/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 04, 2016, 08:15:34 am
A book collection, 'Dabbling With Diabelli',  of my own favourites among the 1000 plus short fictions published in print mainly in the 1990s under my name, but now substantially revised. Fully typeset with a contents list.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/d-f-lewis/dabbling-with-diabelli/paperback/product-21283151.html;jsessionid=27CE8C5C6B60D1E90D6B30BCADC748A8
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on March 03, 2017, 05:10:08 pm
My real-time reviews of your books for 2016 and so far in 2017 -
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/3041/
Title: Re: D F Lewis
Post by: Des Lewis on June 26, 2018, 07:14:46 am
My book reviews so far in 2018:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/14309-2/

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