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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #105 on: June 21, 2011, 11:39:26 am »
John Clute's review (more of an essay really) of Worming the Harpy can now be read on my blog, here:

http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/

This piece is taken from his latest book of  essays, Pardon This Intrusion (just published by Beccon Publications). Many thanks to John for permission to reprint it online!



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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #106 on: November 01, 2011, 11:33:07 am »
I have three new ebooks available for purchase. They are:

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The Tellmenow Isitsöornot
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88734
$4.99 for 100 stories

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The Polo Match
http://www.amazon.com/clones-brandy-Sampietro-Mischief-ebook/dp/B005V0RYVW#_

(3)

Flash in the Pantheon
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/97890
$1.99 for 101 flash fictions

Hope you enjoy!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #107 on: November 29, 2011, 11:36:57 am »
The sixth and final story in my 'Hogwash and Bum Note' story-cycle is now online. The complete adventures of the daftest members of the entire Eldritch Explorers' Club! Hogwash and Bum Note are also my version of Sapphire and Steel. Sort of... Enjoy their exploits here:
http://rhyshughes.blogspot.com/p/news.html



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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #108 on: December 04, 2011, 11:13:44 am »
My latest ebook is now available from Smashwords for the un-astronomical sum of $0.99. That's just ninety-nine terrestrial cents for a celestial novelette! Or if you happen to British like me, it's 66 pence in total! Click on this link for the opportunity to buy it, if that's what you'd like to do:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/106424



The idea for this novelette came to me two years ago after I read something Umberto Eco said in his essay 'How I Write' (from his collection On Literature). He remarked that when he was very young he began a series of stories called 'Ancient Stories of the Young Universe' in which the planets of our solar system were sentient beings. Venus falls in love with the sun, for example, and throws herself into his fiery arms with fatal consequences. It seems a shame to me that Eco never finished or published those stories and so I decided to take up the conceit and run with it (not that I'm comparing myself to Eco!!!). And so:

Planets, moons, stars and galaxies have feelings too! When Pluto is officially demoted from a true planet to a dwarf planet; when the poor moon is infested with clowns; when Betelgeux falls in love with other red giants; when the Milky Way wants to make friends... that's the time they most need our sympathy and support.

The superb cover was created by an artist named Gonzalo Canedo. Any publishers out there looking for new artists? Look no further...

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2011, 12:48:46 pm »
Rhys, you might be interested in this new Facebook group.
99 cent Kindle Deals https://www.facebook.com/groups/215681398501172/

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #110 on: December 11, 2011, 11:21:07 am »
Hey, thanks for that tip, David! Much appreciated!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2012, 11:02:29 am »
Righto! At long last Rhysop's Fables is done and dusted and available on Amazon for downloading onto Kindle, if you happen to have one of those devices...

You can buy it from Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhysops-Fables-ebook/dp/B006XCFIQU/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1326881425&sr=1-2



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Tired of being given good advice in fables and parables by wise men, sages and gurus? Why not try Rhysop's Fables instead, a set of 150 amoral and irresponsible fables? There are no messages here telling you how best to live your life. That kind of thing is entirely up to you! The philosophy of Rhysop's Fables is that there are no answers to life because life is not a question... Join a cast of crows, clouds, aardvarks, snails, robots, foxes, dinosaurs, ghosts, pickle jars and many other beings and things in the great quest to fail to unravel the mysteries of existence! You won't regret it; and even if you do, you won't regret your regret!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2012, 03:30:53 pm »
Exactly twenty years ago today I received my first acceptance for a short-story. This is the subject of my latest blog entry, which you can read here if you like:
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/2012/02/twenty-years-ago-today.html

Also contains a long-hidden but now revealed secret about me and the BFS!!!!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #113 on: February 18, 2012, 10:57:28 am »
My bumper ebook of 100 stories (that's 150,000+ words of fiction) has been available from Smashwords for a few months, but now it's available from Amazon too...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tellmenow-Isits%C3%B6ornot-ebook/dp/B0076IJRE4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329562456&sr=8-1



This edition of the Tellmenow Isitsöornot is slightly different from the Smashwords edition; it's divided into eight sections and features a brief foreword to each section explaining how I came to write the stories.

£3.25 (which works out as 3 and one quarter pennies per story)

or $5.14 from the American Amazon.

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #114 on: February 27, 2012, 03:45:17 pm »
I've been writing more fables! And I've also been collecting them into a new ebook!

"More unhelpful and irresponsible fables from the mind that brought you Rhysop's Fables... Join an absurd host of aardvarks, ghosts, pirates, flying jellyfish, hospitals made of lemon jelly, yetis, rhino cops, slobbery kisses and many more entities in the continuing quest to learn absolutely nothing truthful about life or why we are here! Includes a bonus fable in verse at the end!"



Available from Smashwords for only $0.99 here:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/135217

Or from the British Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhysops-Return-ebook/dp/B007BMM54O



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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2012, 03:37:03 pm »
I shall go out on a limb: I have read much Rhys Hughes fiction since the early 1990s and, despite most of it, if not all, being brilliant stuff, I genuinely believe the SANGRIA IN THE SANGRAAL book to be the best organically thought-provoking and mind-expanding whole. Fabulous with brazen wit and sparkle: also implicitly gentle and meditative and self-traducing. Making clouds shine even if the world’s sun is hidden.

My real-time review here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/sangria-in-the-sangraal/
MY WEBSITE: www.nemonymous.com

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #116 on: March 20, 2012, 11:51:06 am »
Thanks for that review, Des!

There are a few copies of Sangria in the Sangraal left, I believe. It's an expensive book, but a beautifully produced deluxe limited edition in the finest tradition of Ex Occidente:
http://www.exoccidente.com/sangraal.html



An ebook version of this book will be available soon.

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #117 on: March 20, 2012, 12:18:40 pm »



From a distance, that mirror looks just like one of the trains from the Rev W Awdry books!
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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #118 on: March 20, 2012, 07:52:31 pm »
Oh my god, so it does!
It's Thomas the Tank Engine (or one of his pals!)

Recently I was asked to list some of my 'best' story opening lines. One of my choices was from a story called 'Velocity Oranges' that I wrote back in 1993, namely:

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When Thomas was a bicycle, he used to talk to me from the depths of a dusty garage. Sucking on my pipe, I would grunt with primeval delicacy and attempt to match my facial expressions to the alarming profundity of his words. It was a cluttered garage, full of rusty garden tools and abandoned matchstick models. And Thomas was a cluttered bicycle, bristling with bells, water flasks and unusable pumps. He could make me laugh with the ungainly honk of one of his decaying rubber horns. We were rather more than just good friends. Often I would try to mount him from behind.

As the tale progresses, it soon emerges that Thomas wants to convert himself from a bicycle into... a tank engine!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #119 on: March 22, 2012, 09:53:12 am »
For anyone who would like to read Sangria in the Sangraal but doesn't want to fork out $65 for a deluxe limited edition signed copy, I'm pleased to announce that the book is now also available as an ebook for the much smaller sum of $3.99. As you can see, the ebook version has a different title: this is, in fact, the book's original title.



It's available from Smashwords here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/140299

Or from Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tucked-Away-in-Aragon-ebook/dp/B007IGN07Y

And thanks again to the magnificent D.F. Lewis for kindly reviewing it!