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Something Remains
« on: August 29, 2016, 10:51:44 AM »



Come along and support this fabulous tribute to Joel Lane -- at noon on the FantasyCon Saturday!


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Re: Something Remains
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 10:53:55 AM »



Something Remains — stories based on and inspired by the notes left by Joel Lane (1963-2013) is set for publication this autumn with as launch at FantasyCon by the Sea (23-25 September 2016). From the Introduction by Pauline Dungate:

It soon became clear [after Joel’s death] that there was a wealth of material that had never seen the light of day. As well as Joel’s huge number of genre publications, he wrote hundreds of poems. Not every story was completed or published. It seemed a shame that all this should be lost. So I spoke with Peter Coleborn of Alchemy Press, and a good friend of Joel’s. My idea was somehow to resurrect the best of the ideas and ask some of Joel’s friends to finish them. Peter liked the idea. This book is the result of that collaboration, an anthology brimming with stories inspired by Joel written by a library of talented authors. All profits go to Diabetes UK, a disease Joel suffered.

The table of contents is mouthwatering:
  • Foreword by Peter Coleborn
    Introduction by Pauline E. Dungate
    Joel by Chris Morgan (Verse)
    Not Dispossessed:  A Few Words on Joel Lane’s Early Published Works by David A. Sutton (Essay)
    Everybody Hates a Tourist by Tim Lebbon
    The Conscience of the Circuit by Nicholas Royle (Essay)
    The Missing by John Llewellyn Probert
    Charmed Life by Simon Avery
    Antithesis by Alison Littlewood
    Dark Furnaces by Chris Morgan
    The Inner Ear by Marion Pitman (Verse)
    Broken Eye by Gary McMahon
    Stained Glass by John Grant
    Threadbare by Jan Edwards
    The Dark above the Fair by Terry Grimwood
    Grey Children by David A. Sutton
    The Twin by James Brogden
    Lost by Pauline Morgan (Verse)
    Through the Floor by Gary Couzens
    Fear of the Music by Stephen Bacon
    Bad Faith by Thana Niveau
    Window Shopping by David Mathew
    Clan Festor by Liam Garriock
    Sweet Sixteen by Adam Millard
    Buried Stars by Simon Macculloch
    And Ashes in Her Hair by Simon Bestwick
    The Pleasure Garden by Rosanne Rabinowitz
    Joel Lane, Poet by Chris Morgan (Essay)
    The Reach of Children by Mike Chinn
    The Men Cast by Shadows by Mat Joiner
    The Winter Garden by Pauline E. Dungate
    Natural History by Allen Ashley
    The Second Death by Ian Hunter
    The Bright Exit by Sarah Doyle (Verse)
    Blanche by Andrew Hook
    The Body Static by Tom Johnstone
    You Give Me Fever by Paul Edwards
    The Other Side by Lynda E. Rucker
    Of Loss and of Life: Joel Lane’s Essays on the Fantastic by Mark Valentine (Essay)
    Shadows by Joe X Young
    I Need Somewhere to Hide by Steven Savile
    Coming to Life by John Howard
    The Enemy Within by Steve Rasnic Tem
    Afterword: The Whole of Joel by Ramsey Campbell (Essay)

The order of stories is more-or-less random. Obviously some items had to start and end the book and we wanted to avoid grouping the poetry or essays together.

Cover image by Peter Coleborn

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Re: Something Remains
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 02:39:17 PM »

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/something-remains-joel-lane-and-friends/

Des Lewis frequently reviews books as he reads them -- real-time reviews. He recently started reading and reviewing Something Remains. So far so good -- Des appears to be happy. I hope he still is by page 400. Visit his website (above link) and scroll down through the comments.



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Re: Something Remains
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 02:59:28 PM »

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/something-remains-joel-lane-and-friends/

Des Lewis frequently reviews books as he reads them -- real-time reviews. He recently started reading and reviewing Something Remains. So far so good -- Des appears to be happy. I hope he still is by page 400. Visit his website (above link) and scroll down through the comments.


Des' reviews of Something Remains are now posted here:

https://howivi.wordpress.com/something-remains/


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Re: Something Remains
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 03:24:38 PM »



http://www.risingshadow.net/articles/679-a-review-of-something-remains-edited-by-peter-coleborn-and-pauline-e-dungate

Pop over to the above website to read the full review of Something Remains. Some wonderful words.

"Something Remains is one of the best and most impressive anthologies of the year (it's a worthy tribute to Joel Lane and his legacy). If you consider yourself to be a fan of literary speculative fiction, you owe it to yourself to read this anthology, because you'll love it."