Black Static 42
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Author:  Pete [ Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:03 am ]
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Details of the new issue, which is currently at the printers, can be found here:-

Seven stories, six of which are by writers making their first appearance in Black Static I believe =D>

Author:  RossWarren [ Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:53 pm ]
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Arrived to brighten a drab day in Cheltenham

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:01 am ]
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Arrived in Norwich yesterday...

Author:  DennisB [ Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:44 am ]
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Arrived today in SW France - just a day behind IZ254

Author:  des2 [ Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:08 pm ]
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Just started my review here: ... mment-3207

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:05 pm ]
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Just finished this issue which I thoroughly enjoyed. My favourite stories were by Noah Wareness, Matthew Cheney and Stephen Hargadon. Loved the in depth interview with Carole Johnstone too.

Author:  RossWarren [ Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:23 am ]
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Another solid issue. The non-fiction was a delight as always with strong columns and a superb interview with Carole Johnstone. I found the fiction this time around to be a mixed bag, no poor stories just a matter of personal taste.

Be Light. Be Pure. Be Close to Heaven. - Sara Saab

A fascinating story to open the issue with that in lesser hands could have veered into excessive description but instead details the thought processes of the characters in an interesting and balanced way with some wonderful prose.

Scarecrow - Alyssa Wong

It's my feeling that second-person narrative works best when kept purposely gender neutral and incidental detail kept to a minimum. In the case of this story the character is named along with several of their associates and I just found myself feeling at a remove from the story. Not sure what the choice of narrative viewpoint bought to an otherwise interesting story.

Whatever Happened to Marly and Lanna - Noah Wareness

The type of fractured narrative that is a staple of the fiction that is often to be found in the pages of Black Static. Events are recounted without the author feeling the need to over-explain and the reader trusted to make their own connections. An evocative tale and an author to lookout for in future.

Patrimony - Matthew Cheney

Another intriguing story, which is often the case with the fiction in Black Static, had me still thinking about it long after I'd read it despite a last line that nearly derailed the previous good work of the author.

Goat Eyes - David D. Levine

Again second-person isn't to my taste but I did find the story engrossing and the twist was both unexpected and nicely delivered.

December Skin - Kristi DeMeester

A superbly crafted short tale that is the most atmospheric of this issues fiction.

The Bury Line - Stephen Hargadon

The pick of the fiction for me. A delightful prose style that grabbed my attention from the start and a sense of pacing that carried me through to a perfect conclusion. The promise shown in his earlier story 'A World of Trevor' is built upon and I expect we will see much more of Hargadon's work gracing future issues of Black Static.

Author:  Roy [ Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:35 pm ]
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Ebook of Black Static 42 now live on Smashwords and Amazon dot com. Replace the com with or de or whatever for your local amazon. 7 stories in this issue and book reviews concentrate on Black Static authors' recent publications.

Author:  Tony [ Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:56 pm ]
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Review of BS #42... ... ober-2014/

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