Never Again edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane....
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Author:  Ray [ Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:40 pm ]
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Pay day tomorrow - looking forward to ordering my copy. I found the writers's notes very interesting. Shearman's was particularly entertaining, and I think I've made the same argument as Hughes regarding TV licensing almost word for word - those letters really are something.

By the way, since getting rid of my television (and X-Box) I've never had more writing and reading on the go. I totally recomend it. After all, how many times do you need to see Only Fools and Horses, or a new gripping crime drama?

Author:  rosanne [ Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:44 am ]
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Now that I'm reading the stories, I'm rereading the notes. And I agree, Shearman's are very funny!

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:44 pm ]
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THE QUIETUS have put NEVER AGAIN up as BOOK OF THE DAY. A little about them....

'Record of the Day gave us the Music Publication Of The Year (Student Award) in 2008 and Music Website of the Year award in 2009. Da Capo's respected Best Music Writing guide also picked out three of our features for praise in its 2009 edited by Greil Marcus. Add to this praise from publications and broadcasters including the Guardian, The Sun, Fader, Observer, Independent, BBC, New York Times and Chicago Time Out. ....confident we're doing something right.' ... ever-again

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:48 am ]
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Blogged about the Never Again lunch here:

Also includes other stuff, but you can ignore that if you want.


Author:  joel [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:14 am ]
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Simon, I wish there had been a Never Again lunch. All I got was a glass of wine on an empty stomach. :cry:

Author:  rosanne [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:37 am ]
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Yes, when I first saw that I momentarily thought: "What? A Never Again lunch? How come I wasn't invited?"
Then I realised it was just a little ole typo.

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:37 pm ]
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You mean you two didn't get an invite to the lunch? Oh, that's a shame! It was lovely, too!


Author:  Allyson Bird [ Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:10 pm ]
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Des Lewis has finished story 17 of 23 in the real-time review of NEVER AGAIN. ... ver-again/

Available from Gray Friar Press. All profit goes to Amnesty International, The Sophie Lancaster Fondation, and P.E.N. a charity working to promote literature and human rights.

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:59 pm ]
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The Financial Times review by James Urquhart... of NEVER AGAIN :D ... abdc0.html

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:33 am ]
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Alan Kelly interviewed the female authors of NEVER AGAIN about their stories. :) ... -anthology

The anthology is available from Gray Friar Press.

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:15 pm ]
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And in Morpheus Tales, a new Adrian Brady!

"Here we have a collection of genre tales dedicated to the fight against prejudice, in its many forms, particularly racism and fascism. This isn’t just a great anthology; it is a group of writers speaking out against “political attitudes that stifle compassion.” It’s about awareness and treating every individual like a human being, sentiments that we can all understand.

The theme is echoed in the stories contained in the book, many dealing with racism in its various forms, and a lot of the others dealing with fascism and totalitarianism.

The writers are a diverse bunch, each giving us a different play on the themes. Some stories are a bit looser than others, but all are excellently written. My favourites of the collection are a Lansdale reprint, and the original stories from Simon Kurt Unsworth, Gary McMahon and Rhys Hughes.

“The Torturer” by Steve Duffy is particularly disturbing, even more so in the factual context this book intends to inform us about. For those readers who are sparked to take action, at the end of the book there is a list of organisations that stand up against fascism and racism. The book has a lot of meaning behind it, and that just helps you to enjoy the fiction even more, and makes you realise that we are lucky to have been born or live in the free world, where we are allowed to write and read what we want. A great collection with a great sentiment, this book deserves your support and understanding."

By Adrian Brady

This review will appear in Morpheus Tales #11 Review Supplement, January 2011.
© COPYRIGHT January 2011
Morpheus Tales Publishing
Review can be used, in full or in part, for publicity purposes as long as Morpheus Tales Magazine is
quoted as the source.

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:50 pm ]
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NEVER AGAIN gets a mention in Pete Tennant's Picks of 2010 amongst some very fine books. :D

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:00 pm ]
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Amnesty International have agreed to stock NEVER AGAIN. Starting with the Brighton shop. I'll be getting in touch with anthology authors who live near enough (or they can email me) to arrange a launch and readings there. :D

Author:  Ray [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:12 pm ]
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That's great news, for all sorts of reasons. Well done all.

I'm still reading it, and enjoying it - I only dip in and out but that's because I always do that with themed anthologies. It's a very good collection in my opinion, for what it's worth.

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:17 pm ]
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Thank you, on behalf of the authors, Ray!

I tend to do the same when reading anthologies.

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