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A bit more about me; I'm sixtysomething, live in the West of England, don't work at the moment due to illness (hence the Patreon) and am some kind of trans woman, though not out in real life for a whole host of reasons. I've worked in shops, in a comic and book wholesale distributors, and in the civil service, and I'm currently in retreat from Facebook due to my lefty politics not being pure enough.

Zanda
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Excerpt from The Book of Swords
« Last post by hapthorn on September 20, 2017, 12:02:36 PM »
With the Gardner Dozois-edited anthology, The Book of Swords, due out in less than three weeks, Gardner has picked my story, "The Sword of Destiny," to use in a promotional excerpt.

You can check it out here: http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/09/exclusive-excerpt-gardner-dozoiss-book-swords/?ref=PRH96C06AE639&aid=randohouseinc26226-20&linkid=PRH96C06AE639
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Jonathan Waite, Zander Nyrond, Zanda Myrande--I
« Last post by zandamyrande on September 18, 2017, 09:28:34 AM »
Hello everyone. I write stories and self-publish on Lulu.com under my given name of Jonathan Waite here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/zander_nyrond?searchTerms=&pageOffset=4 This page also features the work of my wife Janet M. Warner.

I also have a Patreon page, on which I post shorter pieces, extracts and episodes of longer works, poems and songs: https://www.patreon.com/zandamyrande Just pledge as little as $1 a month to see everything. (Though more would be nice.)

If you like the songs, more music by me can be found here: https://zandernyrond.bandcamp.com/

Most of my fiction is fairly light in tone, "soft" sf or outright fantasy. You can find a sample in this post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/boy-in-bubble-14159121

I hope you like what I do.
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Ken Magee - Funny Contemporary fantasy
« Last post by Ken Magee on September 14, 2017, 11:43:20 AM »
They stole millions from the world's richest bank, infected the Internet with ancient magic and wrecked our modern way of life… and they're the good guys.

Dark Tidings is the first book of the spellbinding 'Ancient magic meets the Internet' trilogy and it's FREE from 14/9/17 - 18/9/17.

Laugh while the world comes to an end and it won't cost you a penny..



http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O5FF4S4
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Books / Fantasy books inspired by Ancient Egypt?
« Last post by david_heath on September 12, 2017, 10:14:23 AM »
I’ve been reading quite a lot of historical fiction on Ancient Egypt recently, and it got me wondering as to whether there are any fantasy novels on the same subject? Or, at least, are there any fantasy novels inspired by Ancient Egypt? Such works do not necessarily have to be set on Earth; they could be set on another world which has an AE-style civilization. Terry Pratchett’s PYRAMIDS come to mind, but I can’t think of much else.

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Promote Your Projects / Re: Theaker's Quarterly Fiction
« Last post by Rolnikov on September 11, 2017, 06:03:58 PM »
Issue sixty of our zine Theaker's Quarterly Fiction is now available for free download, including stories by Rafe McGregor, Nicki Robson, Douglas Thompson, Jule Owen and Andrew Peters, plus forty or so pages of reviews from the usual team. There's also a paperback edition, priced as cheaply as possible. More details here: http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/theakers60.html

Wish this meant we were celebrating our fifteenth anniversary, but we cheated with six issues a year for a little while. We'll have been going for thirteen years this autumn. Pretty much every bit of work on this was done at the end of the day when I was totally worn out, so if you do spot any errors, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Howard Watts supplies the wraparound cover, completing a run of thirty consecutive covers for us!
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Calls for Submissions / Re: Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #61, deadline August 31, 2017
« Last post by Rolnikov on September 09, 2017, 11:30:25 AM »
Thanks to everyone who submitted stories for this issue. I'll be reading them over the next week or two.
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General Discussion / Re: Freebies and bargains
« Last post by Rolnikov on September 08, 2017, 05:25:35 PM »
Lots of first episodes of genre interest available free on Amazon Video, here, including Sleepy Hollow, Evil Dead, The Strain, The Exorcist, Outcast, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, etc. Handy if you don't have Sky or cable and want to sample the new stuff.
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: A couple of good reviews
« Last post by hapthorn on September 06, 2017, 08:11:09 PM »
Former administrator, sadly... I spend my days now in dusty rooms arranging lists of imaginary jurors, endlessly recomposing unsent missives to prominent publishers, and staring out of a grimy window wondering why no one cares what I think any more...

I did not know that.  How art the mighty fallen.  But, obviously, I still care what you think, at least when you're thinking about my stuff.

I did love that book, though!

I appreciate the encouragement.
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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: A couple of good reviews
« Last post by Rolnikov on September 06, 2017, 11:17:54 AM »
Stephen Theaker, administrator of the British Fantasy Awards, says, "A brilliant book, probably my favourite new book of 2016."

Former administrator, sadly... I spend my days now in dusty rooms arranging lists of imaginary jurors, endlessly recomposing unsent missives to prominent publishers, and staring out of a grimy window wondering why no one cares what I think any more...

I did love that book, though!
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