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This Is The News

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Happy news: The euphemistically named “Autumn” edition of Vector has just arrived. It contains a bumper crop of reviews including one by me of Exotic Excusions by Anthony Nanson. Hopefully this will be available online on the Vector website early next year.

Sad news: Andrew McKie, the Telegraph’s obituaries editor and SF critic, has been made redundant. Good luck to him.

Mind-boggling news: Subterranean Press have asked Patrick of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist fame to edit an anthology of his favourite fantasy for them. I won’t snark too hard because some profits are going to charity but that is one collection I won’t be buying.

Written by Martin

3 December 2008 at 17:16

Argumentum Ad Verecundiam

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I went to see John Clute be interviewed by Andrew McKie for the BSFA last night. It was a very interesting interview, I scored a copy of Michael Swanwick’s The Dragons Of Babel (as reviewed by Clute here) and I learnt three important things:

1) McKie has grown an alarming new beard

2) Appleseed was originally conceived as an Elite spinoff novel!

3) Clute thinks the concept of mundane SF is “inherently wacko”.

Written by Martin

23 October 2008 at 18:43