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Martin Roberts

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2009, 10:55:55 AM »
Roy - I picked up the last two copies in a local newsagent.

Great to see it on the shelf in amongst the usual guff.

Best of luck with the BFA nominations.

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2009, 03:21:15 PM »
Thanks Martin. Care to say which newsagent?

Plus the ad for this years Fantasycon appeared in Black Static 11 page 47.
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Re: Black Static
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2009, 03:14:30 PM »
On the Black Static website Pete Tennant
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discusses the matter of awards, with a view to demonstrating that they don't actually mean anything unless he's won one, and then as an afterthought declares that July is British Fantasy Awards month at Case Notes.

Joel Lane's British Fantasy Award nominated story Winter Journey is first in line along with an interview with Joel who won the Best Short Fiction award in 2008 with My Stone Desire, which appeared in the very first issue of Black Static. 2371

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2009, 04:46:35 PM »
I've just bought issues five and six from Fictionwise so that I can read this year's short story contenders...

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2009, 12:21:19 PM »
Roy - I believe it was Shire News and thanks again for the advert. ;D

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2009, 12:22:02 AM »
Thanks Martin, that's Shire News 110 High St, Newcastle (Staffs) I assume.

Good work Stephen, from a TTA viewpoint. I hope you feel the same when you've read them. 2433

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2009, 07:51:34 AM »
That's the one Roy... Helen & I are popping up to the Manchester Independent Book Festival on Saturday, are you still attending?

Cheers,
Martin

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2009, 11:48:33 PM »
Thanks and yes I'll be there and, for those who aren't aware, TTA Press have a stand at the Manchester Independent Publishers' Book Market Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July 2009 - St Annís Square, city centre Manchester This is part of the Manchester International Festival. There will be readings by the likes of Tim Lees and Conrad Williams but I've not seen the timetable.

Avoid Friday after 3pm if you want visit the TTA stand.      2465

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2009, 09:44:39 PM »
I met BFA stalwarts Martin and Helen in Manchester today and even helped them dole out Prizms to delighted Mancunians.
Tim Lees helped on our stand and Simon Bestwick came by before going off to see Tim and Conrad Williams reading.

I also saw that Stephen Volk wrote this about [url=http://ttapress.com/630/black-static-11/1/5/]Black Static 11 on the Iz Forum[/url]. 2578
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BS #11 is wonderful issue and BS is still the best designed magazine in the genre. I'm proud to be a part of it!

Al Robertson's "De Profundis" was gripping and chilling. I loved None Had Sharp Teeth which reminded me of the delight on McIntosh's previous "Circus Town". Gary Couzens's "Served Cold" was stunningly - numbingly - unpleasant. And "Off With The Furies" by Daniel Kaysen a real tour de force. Brilliant.

I'll be in St Ann's Square again tomorrow, Sunday 19th, and there are a few BS 11's left.

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2009, 06:56:14 PM »
Good to talk yesterday Roy, and thanks for helping publicise the BFS.

Cheers to Comma Press also.

Sorry I missed you Simon and the readings of course.




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Re: Black Static
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2009, 10:42:47 PM »
Hello,

Myself and Nadia were at the stall Saturday, sadly we missed you Martin, but we did meet Roy and Tim. We bought BS #1 and #11.

Nadia has already finished #1 and really enjoyed it. I've read the reviews in #11, while having a pint, before moving on and finishing the shopping.

On the back of #11 is an advert for Tide Of Souls by Simon Bestwick, and there is a launch for this on Wednesday night, 22nd at 8.30pm at Bluu Bar on Thomas St in the Northern Quarter in Manchester, Thomas St. is just of Shudehill. Also being launched is a short story collection be Simon, Pictures of the Dark. It's free in and if anyone is going I'll see you there.

Wayne.

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2009, 04:59:29 PM »
Thanks Wayne. Yes it was good to meet you and Nadia and I hope you are now thinking that you should have bought the other nine BS issues. Its terrible, we are never content with selling 2 issues. Saturday was the best day weatherwise and Manchester certainly lived up to its rainy reputation. 2703

Simon Bestwick also turned up later that day and I left him, Tim Lees and Conrad Williams searching for a pub as I packed up. I'm sure they didn't have to look far.

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2009, 07:06:18 PM »
All you need to know about Black Static 12 is on the TTA website now.2867

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2009, 07:27:23 PM »
You can get a free copy of Black Static 12 here.

Go on. You know you want to.

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Re: Black Static
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2009, 11:18:40 PM »
You can get a free copy of Black Static 12 here.

Go on. You know you want to.

Fortuitously I reviewed all the fiction in BS12 here:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/black_static__issue_12.htm