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Posts Tagged ‘Trudi Topham’

The Thinking Man’s Crumpet: issue 1

Posted by demonik on June 22, 2008

Coral King (ed) – The Thinking Man’s Crumpet #1 (June, 2008)

Coral King - Thinking Man's Crumpet 1

Anna Stephens – Cassandra
Roswell Ivory – Origami
Caroline Callaghan – Transmat
Roswell Ivory – Lady Medusa
Bubo – Pollution Of Thought
Trudi Topham – Stiff
Virginia Powell – The Crowds Cheered
Emily Jones – Head

I’m hoping to get my hands on a copy v.soon, in the meantime ….

Coral writes:

Some background: TTMC was set up with two basic aims. Having been a member of the Vault of Evil for a while, I was inspired by the members’ various literary projects to create one of my own. However, my purpose was slightly different in that I decided to take submissions from female writers alone, to begin with. Thus my first aim was to provide a relaxed, encouraging atmosphere for women, who were perhaps wondering if writing was for them, to come forward and submit their work in an uncharged, “we’re all girls here” style arena. Ego-wise, I also hoped to be responsible for discovering the next Shirley Jackson or Poppy Z Brite. The other main issue that I have tried to address with this publication is that of “genre”. I do dislike that word. Rigidity by editors and publications over subject matter, and indeed word counts, formatting, style etc ad nauseum, can be intimidating for someone just starting out. By creating a magazine with no boundaries, where literally anything is considered, and may even be submitted by myspace message if so desired, I am hoping to coax out work that might otherwise remain unpublished, either because the author is unsure, or has perhaps been rejected as being “not what we’re looking for” by genre publications. I hope you will enjoy reading this superb collection of multi-genre stories, verse and flash fiction as much as I have! BLOGS coming soon: Should this publication be gender inclusive? Submissions for issue two required. Should submissions for artwork be opened? Should a section for non fiction, reviews, articles and such be included?

On a personal note, I do hope you’ll enjoy reading the top notch stories, verse and flash fiction in this first issue, and will be tempted to look out for number 2 this autumn. This labour of love was inspired by my chums at the Vault of Evil message board, and by Rog Pile, who also kindly donated some of his fantastic artwork to enhance the magazine. The lovely lady contributors have given their utmost to create a cosmopolitan mix of styles and genres. The next issue will include even more quality fiction.

Enjoy. Coral x.

Anyone desiring to review the magazine, also please contact me here: coralkingATlive.co.uk (substitute the AT‘ with @ :anti-spam measure – demonik)

copies are available to order for the very reasonable sum of £2.50 plus .75p p+p; see the paypal button on the profile page at women writers

See also the Vault of Evil ‘The Thinking Man’s Crumpet’ thread. This is among our “better” ones, actually, as it covers the TMC project from its inception through to publication and TMC’s first review!

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Pantechnicon 7

Posted by demonik on June 20, 2008

Pantechnicon 7 (June 1st 2008)

Pantechnicon 7 pdf

STORIES

DF Lewis – The Web Across The Door

DF Lewis offers a short slice of weird.

Johnny Mains – The Trapper

Harsh winter, rotting food, and ghosts take their toll on a trapper and his wife.
Contains scenes of a graphic nature.

Brian Wright – Blood

New job, new boss, same old corporate life. With telepathy, a ghost, and murder.

David Barnett – Death Knock

A dead journalist seems to be visiting relatives of the recently-bereaved. It falls to the Department for Extra-Usual Affairs to investigate.

Alister Davison – The King is Dead

JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley meet a newcomer to the afterlife. Only two of them have his best interests at heart.

Colin Sinclair – The Dopple Gang part two

Jake has a gun that can delete things. His only question now is who to kill first with it.

David Brookes – Tranquil Sea

An expedition to create a radio telescope using the Moon’s Daedalus Crater suffers Jovian interference.

Suzanne Jackson – Seeing the Light

She’s not crazy. And she’s going to show everyone exactly how not crazy she is. Even if it kills them.

FEATURES

Interview: Barry Wood

Caroline Callaghan chats to the Canadian author about his work and his future plans.

SF101: Olaf Stapledon

Sean Parker’s series continues with an exploration of Stapledon’s work.

Icon Oddities: The Musical Career of William Shatner.

Jamie Halliday kicks off a new series on the odd careers of genre icons, starting with the **** himself.

Horror Gems: Sundown

The next in Jamie’s Horror Gems series takes a look at this bargain-bucket treasure, unavailable on DVD.

Weird Tales: A Time-Travelling interview with DF Lewis.

Des and Caroline talk. And travel through time.

COLUMNS

The Fandom Menace

The Age of Innocence
SF: Is it really for you any more?

Time for some Perspective
And now, a look at the murky waters of Doctor Who fandom, and the raging battle of New Who vs. Old Who.

Don’t let the fact that there’s a soppy spaceship on the cover put you off – it’s obviously only there to placate the sci-fi brigade while their magazine is slowly but surely being colonised by ghastly horror! My thanks to the delightful Troo for this indepth breakdown of the content and profuse apologies for not getting around to circulating it sooner!

Download it for free from: Pantechnicon

See also Vault of Evil’s Pantechnicon 7 thread.

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Pantechnicon #6

Posted by demonik on March 13, 2008

Pantechnicon Issue Six is now available.

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Contents:

STORIES

The Interpreter
Centuries after a toxic atmosphere has confined Humanity to Earth, something wants to leave the planet.
To do that, it’ll need the help of an Interpreter – one of the professionals who use the Rosetta drug to facilitate diplomacy.
Together, they’ll change the world completely.
Luke Tudge

The Dopple Gang Show – Part One
Jacob Rieser’s not going to get an insurance payout for the destruction of his flat. Apparently the Loss Adjuster doesn’t believe his tale of parallell worlds, gorillas in armour, and a doppleganger who tried to kill him.
The first part in a new ongoing series.
Colin Sinclair

Blakenship & Dawes in: The Island of Ignominy!
Following the sinking of an ocean liner bound for South Afrika, Avery Dawes and James Blakenship find themselves stranded on an idyllic island.
Admittedly the island is dominated by an active volcano, the natives are mechanised spider-bodies with human heads, and the fellows in question are armed with naught but their wits and, well, their wits, but an English Gentleman must keep a stiff upper lip about him at all times.
Jens Rushing

Innocent
Josephine is a harlot. A whore of Babylon, put on this Earth to tempt men and women alike. Her sensuality is unavoidable, undeniable.
Her mother knows this. Tempted by her own daughter, unable to bear it any longer, she struggles through life torn between what she should feel and what she does feel.
Josephine is four years old.
Victoria Snelling

The Resetting Sun
Allison’s Father has created the most advanced artificial life-form yet. Designed from the ground-up to be the most advanced weapon available to the military, he’s indistinguishable from a human being to the casual eye.
And he’s fallen in love with Allison.
Quentin Mark Pierson

Split
Set in the same universe as Krill (Issue Four), Split sees Jupiter yet again under examination – this time by husband and wife team Ashley Havers and Sindra Vandrewala.
David Brookes

FEATURES

The Ghost School Trilogy
Tony Lee takes a look at this collection of Korean horror films.

Deeply Disturbing:
An Interview with the Grand Master of Horror, Ramsey Campbell

Seriously. Do you need any more than that?

COLUMNS

Guest Column: Stephen Volk
Screenwriter Stephen Volk takes a look at the rebirth of Hammer, and asks whether it’s really a good idea to go digging around in cinema’s graveyard.

The Fandom Menace
When you wish upon a star

Why? Why demand your favourite franchise returns, only to rip it to shreds? Curse you, fandom!

DVD has killed my inner child
Documentaries on DVDs that tell you all about how the effects were done. Blessing, or curse? Discuss.

Trudi Topham

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Pantechnicon seeks submissions for first print anthology

Posted by demonik on January 13, 2008

Pantechnicon seeks submissions for first print anthology.

Pantechnicon will be putting out its first book later this year, featuring brand new short stories from all our genres.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

– Stories must be in the SF/F/H genres, and of a standard that matches or surpasses what we would usually publish in the Magazine. It is highly recommended that you have read an issue of Pantechnicon before submitting to the anthology.

– Stories must be between 5,000 and 15,000 words.

– All submissions must be sent electronically in the form of a Word or RTF document to  Submissions@pantechnicon.net  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> with “ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION” in the subject line. This document must include your name and email address.

– Simultaneous and Multiple Submissions are not accepted.

– Submissions must be the original work of the author and not previously published.

– Closing date for submissions is March 31st 2008. International date lines will be taken into account if you are behind GMT, so don’t panic if you’ve left it until 11pm PST to send your mail.

– Pantechnicon assumes first UK publication rights to a selected story. Contributors retain all other rights to their work.

– Authors may choose to withdraw their story at any time prior to publication.

– If an author fails to respond to communication from the editor at any point during the editorial process, Pantechnicon reserve the right to select another entry from the shortlist in their stead.

– Contributors receive a free copy as initial payment, then a percentage of the profits from the sale of the anthology every six months thereafter.

– Payment will only be offered via PayPal to non-UK residents. If you are a UK resident, other options may be considered and can be discussed on an ad-hoc basis.

– Anthology to be published in July 2008.

Good luck!

Written by Trudi Topham

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