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Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:25:19 pm »
This is the Board for Nemonymous where its ten years of issues can be discussed and bought - should anyone want to do so - and to discuss the on-going Nemonymous philosophy into the future ...  as it has been deemed, by this forum, that, with only one hard copy issue to go, it would be OTT for Nemonymous to have a dedicated board on the other individual publishers' moderated list.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 06:22:17 pm »
…eh? This is a thread, not an actual board, isn't it, Des?
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 06:48:31 pm »
Yes, it's a thread, but I'm calling it a board. :)
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 10:22:45 pm »


The first person to post on this board an imaginary critique (with at least 70 words) of Nemonymous Six will receive from me a free copy of CERN ZOO.
(Please remember that the blank-covered edition shown fleetingly below was Nemonymous Four).
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 12:06:45 pm »
Unless you're a regular reader, it's hard to convey the excitement that greets the arrival of a new Nemonymous anthology. The latest, Nemonymous Six - The Non-Existent Edition proves itself well-worthy of the anticipation.

Editor D.F. Lewis has excelled himself. This is a collection of short fiction that never outstays its welcome. Each perfectly-crafted story (I challenge anyone to find a flaw in any of them) complements the next, and they all rest within a binsing that promises to look as fresh and vibrant in forty years' time as it does today. What may have been oblique and obscure in other hands is here crystal clear, a marvel of transparency.

If I have to find fault, it is only with the fact that I would have liked a little more of this anthology. Whilst the stories all worth your time, some feel slight, incomplete, as if the author ran out of steam before they reached the final hurdle. Still, this is a minor criticism of what is, otherwise, quite the most challenging anthology of recent years.

I found it particularly convenient to carry with me on the train or bus, and would consider it the ideal anthology to take on a holiday, given the weight restrictions on luggage.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 12:07:53 pm »
For 'binsing', read 'binding'.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010, 12:28:41 pm »
Hi, Natt, that's brilliant.
Even though it was meant to be an 'imaginary' critique (i.e. non-existent), I deem you the winner.
Please send your address to dflewis48@hotmail.com so that I can send you CERN ZOO. :)

THe next 'first person' (other than Natt) to post on this Board (telling me the name of the Nemonymous story that is nearest in spirit to 'Nemonymous Six') will also receive a free copy of CERN ZOO (or any other Nemonymous edition).

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 05:04:49 pm »
Well as it's currently a non-existent anthology I would go with either of these :-

"All for Nothing", Rhys Hughes
"Double Zero for Emptiness", Mike O'Driscoll  ;)

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 05:12:13 pm »
No, I'm afraid not, Highlander. There is one story (given experience of it directly) that simply begs to be connected with Nemonymous Six.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 05:14:37 pm »
It's one of the stories listed here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemonymous

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 05:51:45 pm »
Well it has to be:-

"The Vanishing Life and Films of Emmanuel Escobada", Anonymous

Doesn't it?

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 06:11:50 pm »
No, Highlander, that's not the nemonymous listed story I had in mind. If you see the story I have in mind you would know it is obviously the answer. Best wiishes, des

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 06:24:21 pm »
My Brain hurts :D

Last guess - "Four Minutes Thirty-Three Seconds"

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 06:33:43 pm »
Well done. Highlander.
Genuinely the world's first blank story of three-and-half pages.
Please let me know you address at dflewis48@hotmail.com and I shall send you a copy of CERN ZOO.

Excluding previous winners above, the next 'first person' to telll me on this board what these Nemonymous stories:
"The Assistant to Dr Jacob", Eric Schaller (2002)
"England and Nowhere", Tim Nickels (2008)
"The Lion's Den", Steve Duffy (2009)
have in common will receive a free copy of CERN ZOO.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 10:27:09 pm »
All reprinted in the annual Best Horror anthologies, Des?

If I've won, I'd like to offer the prize to someone else - I already own all the nine Nemonymous books (including two copies of number 6!)