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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 12:11:21 PM »
That marvellous cover was created by the supremely talented Steve Upham... (who also did the cover for my just published Twisthorn Bellow novel).

The first chapter (story) of The Postmodern Mariner appeared on Podcastle a while ago, so if you want to listen before buying the book, follow this link:
http://podcastle.org/2009/08/04/pc064-castor-on-troubled-waters/

I am indebeted to Steve Upham for publishing this book!

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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2010, 11:14:37 AM »
My latest blog entry is about Odyssey 2010, also known as EasterCon:
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/
If you're attending I'll see you there in the flesh...

And a different blog entry continues the series of conversations between the Postmodern Mariner and the eight Sea of Tea pirates:
http://postmodernmariner.blogspot.com/
This is a sort of online bonus to my book The Postmodern Mariner. Hopefully these interviews will make sense even if you haven't read that book...

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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2010, 05:58:08 PM »
A great review has just appeared of The Postmodern Mariner at The Future Fire here:
http://tff-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/hughes-postmodern-mariner-2008.html

My thanks to Terry Grimwood for writing this review!
For some reason, this book hasn't had many reviews so far, so I'm extra delighted by this one!


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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2010, 08:00:21 PM »
Thanks for the great review, Terry!

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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2010, 12:14:01 PM »
I think that The Postmodern Mariner has been my poorest selling book, which is ironic considering I wrote it to be lighter and less overtly philosophical than my usual stuff!
I thought it would be my most commercial book -- which goes to show how bad I am at constructing business projections!

Having thought long and hard about this, I can only conclude that the word POSTMODERN in the title is putting people off. I should have called the book The Futurological Mariner.
I'll just keep plugging it... Copies can be obtained here:
http://www.screamingdreams.com/mariner.html

I intend to plug it at the forthcoming Odyssey 2010 convention, if I can... and there's the proper book launch at the end of April, of course!

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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2010, 11:46:38 AM »
I'm delighted that my novel Mister Gum has made the BFS longlist in the 'Best Novel' category:
http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=592&Itemid=35

The longlist is a very long list though! A very very very very very long list!



A 10,000 word extract from Mister Gum has already appeared in a 'Best of' anthology, this one:


Although I'm not gay, I'm very happy to side with brave minorities, to support the underdog against the overwolf, to lay the cards of defiance down on the poker table of oppression. Indeed I regard it as a duty...

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2010, 12:07:55 PM »
Congratulations, Rhys!

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2010, 12:13:00 PM »
Thanks Colin! I doubt I'll progress from the longlist to the shortlist, but that's life, I guess!

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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2010, 03:09:09 PM »
The Past and Future Mariner (after TH White)?  Marinated Seadogs?  Seadog and Ginger Biscuit?  The Futurological Conger-ess?  (gulp...)
Buena Suerte - and look at it this way:  people won't hate you until you reach a shortlist!

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2010, 04:52:11 PM »
Cheers for the prizes from the Poe contest, looking forward to reading them.

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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2010, 10:53:56 AM »
Hi Ross. Glad you received them safe! The book isn't the one I said I was going to send (an anthology of flash fiction) but a different one (an anthology of pirate stories). Hope you don't already have it?

Just noticed a nice review of my book Journeys Beyond Advice here:
http://mikeisthinkingaboutbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/journeys-beyond-advice.html
This book was published by Sarob Press back in 2002...

Another thing I've recently noticed is a reviewer in Portugal who is reviewing my book Uma Nova História Universal da Infâmia story by story -- in other words, he's doing a Des Lewis style treatment of it. Des is the only other person I'm aware of who is doing these so-called "real time reviews" (Des may well have started his scheme before this other fellow) and it's a worthwhile approach, in my view... This Portuguese reviewer's newest review is for my story 'Rato da Esquina Rosada' and it can be found here:
http://lampadamagica.blogspot.com/2010/03/lido-rato-da-esquina-rosada.html

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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2010, 12:48:18 PM »
HiAnother thing I've recently noticed is a reviewer in Portugal who is reviewing my book Uma Nova História Universal da Infâmia story by story -- in other words, he's doing a Des Lewis style treatment of it. Des is the only other person I'm aware of who is doing these so-called "real time reviews" (Des may well have started his scheme before this other fellow) and it's a worthwhile approach, in my view... This Portuguese reviewer's newest review is for my story 'Rato da Esquina Rosada' and it can be found here:
http://lampadamagica.blogspot.com/2010/03/lido-rato-da-esquina-rosada.html

Interesting, Rhys. Thanks.
I'm not sure who came first with real-time reviewing, but the author of that review had his own story ('The Place Where Lost Things Go') in Nemonymous Three in 2003 (as you did, too, with 'The Small Miracle'!)
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2010, 01:08:57 PM »
Ah yes, Jorge Candeias, of course!
Cheers Des!

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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 01:17:58 PM »
And I sort of have a story in your book that he is reviewing.
All come together, all manner of things come together. A small miracle.

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2010, 02:11:26 PM »
My latest blog entry is about how projects can unexpectedly collapse:
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/

And here's the pitta bread monster Snagtooth Toasta taking a break with a squirrel from the rigours of appearing in my forthcoming Twisthorn Bellow novel...

More monster pics soon!