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1  General Discussions Topics / The Books & Stories / Re: What's everybody reading?
 on: 05. Jun 2018 at 01:47 
Started by Patrick - Ex Member | Post by Swancrash
Going back and forth between Zeuglodon and Thirteen Phantasms, I opted for a re-read of Night Relics. When I first read it, back in the mid-90s, I was surprised by how outside of works such as The Elfin Ship and The Paper Grail it seemed. Coming back to it 20 years later, I really enjoyed it. Well worth the second read, and resplendent with Blaylock style, I think now. I thought there were also a few echoes of Tim Powers, as well, but maybe that was because I'd just read Down and Out in Purgatory...
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2  General Discussions Topics / The Zany Stuff / Re: Squids in Cyberspace
 on: 09. Mar 2018 at 15:42 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Forum Administrator
Sounds like a good name for a paddle-wheel steamer, or a pub...
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3  General Discussions Topics / The Zany Stuff / Squids in Cyberspace
 on: 06. Mar 2018 at 01:09 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Swancrash
I stumbled across a website the other day called 'Laughing Squid'. Although I know virtually nothing about this website, it does have a wonderful, possibly Blaylockian name. Its self-description is: "A daily dose of unique art, culture and technology". So...could be, could be a Blaylock fan running it. I wonder if it has any whimsy.
I don't know if there are other examples of squids on the internet, but I wouldn't be surprised.
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4  General Discussions Topics / The News / Re: Upcoming Books
 on: 22. Sep 2017 at 09:32 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Swancrash
A timely reminder! Many thanks. I just pre-ordered the Kindle version, which should pop up on my machine in a week or so, and while I was at it I also ordered Tim Powers' Medusa's Web from last year. A veritable bonanza of spicy goodness.
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5  General Discussions Topics / The News / Re: Upcoming Books
 on: 21. Sep 2017 at 16:57 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Forum Administrator
River's Edge, the new Langdon St Ives novella, will be published in a few days...
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6  General Discussions Topics / The Books & Stories / Re: What's everybody reading?
 on: 26. Jul 2017 at 10:11 
Started by Patrick - Ex Member | Post by Swancrash
I just finished re-reading Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. Good stuff. Now I've got a Dick Francis mystery (Forfeit) and C.J. Cherryh's Visitor up next because I'm going to be on a plane for a loooong time, from Korea to the US west coast, and those are my two 'airplane authors'. For some reason, I can enjoy their works on an airplane, but nothing else. Still waiting on River's Edge. Maybe I'll re-read Zeuglodon when I get back. I liked that one a lot.
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7  General Discussions Topics / The Zany Stuff / Re: Site Outage?
 on: 03. Jul 2017 at 15:16 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Forum Administrator
Yes, it was a firewall problem rather than ransomware, or Russian intelligence that was to blame. The boffins tell me that the problem is fixed now.
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8  General Discussions Topics / The Zany Stuff / Site Outage?
 on: 03. Jul 2017 at 11:49 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Swancrash
I don't know if it qualifies as zany, but I couldn't access the site for a few days. Found myself wondering if a doughnut shortage might have disrupted the energy necessary to keep the system operating. Or perhaps it was a cry for Weetabix. Or squid. Anyway, glad to see it back!
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9  General Discussions Topics / The News / Re: Upcoming Books
 on: 25. May 2017 at 19:17 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Forum Administrator
Another recent piece of writing is Blaylock's introduction for HG Wells' War of the Worlds.
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10  General Discussions Topics / The News / Re: Upcoming Books
 on: 27. Apr 2017 at 19:08 
Started by Swancrash | Post by Forum Administrator
Thanks for the news!

The body of a girl washes up on a mud bank along the edge of the River Medway amid a litter of poisoned fish and sea birds, casting an accusing shadow upon the deadly secrets of the Majestic Paper Mill and its wealthy owners. Simple answers to the mystery begin to suggest insidious secrets, and very quickly Langdon St. Ives and his wife Alice are drawn into a web of conspiracies involving murder, a suspicious suicide, and ritual sacrifice at a lonely and ancient cluster of standing stones. Abruptly St. Ives's life is complicated beyond the edge of human reason, and he finds himself battling to save Alice's life and the ruination of his friends, each step forward leading him further into the entanglement, a dark labyrinth from which there is no apparent exit.

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