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My first published fiction for nearly 20 years...

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member

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    I'm really excited that my short story is going to be published in the scifi anthology "Existence is Elsewhen" which is available to pre-order now, and will come out in ebook form on 18 March (25 March for the dead tree version)

    http://elsewhen.alnpetepress.co.uk/index.php/catalogue/title/existence-is-elsewhen/

    It's the first thing I've had "officially" published since 1996-1997 (and most of that was non-fiction for a newspaper in Tokyo)

    Any other aspiring scribes around?
     
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    Good luck with this.

    I quite like writing but it always seems to be the last thing on my To Do list.
     
  4. UncleBob United Kingdom

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    Congratulations! I will buy and read with interest.

    As for me, some journalist work (mostly CD / film reviews for a paper), once wrote a novel that got publishers excited but became too lazy / bored to re-edit, etc. A few poems scattered over anthologies here and there, but for the most part I love reading what others have done rather than try to do it myself!
     
  5. Edwin

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    Brill. Thank you. Love some feedback when the time comes...

    Looking only at the published stuff, I had about a dozen features about stuff to do in Tokyo ("Rainy Days", "Halloween", "For Free", that kind of thing), website reviews (did a few hundred of these back around 1996 - very short capsule stuff, that was translated and published in Japanese), some flash fiction (in a magazine for Japanese learners of English, of all the inappropriate venues), a column about aspects of life in Britain (ditto), plus a couple of poems and a short story back in uni days.

    And now this :)

    On the work very much in progress front, I've got bits of 6 or 7 novels on the go, but only in the sense that "a steering wheel is a bit of a car" i.e. there's very little to most of them so far. Some have seen movement this year, others this millennium...
     
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    Ambrosia? Named after the Devon custard I presume? ;-)

    Good luck with it and if you happen to do an audio book version let us know.
     
  7. Edwin

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    Just to mention that the ebook edition has gone "live"...
     
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    Good luck

    Good luck just got the e-book from Amazon

    Top of my reading list on my Easter break

    Stephen
     
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    cheers for reminder - i'll pick up from one of the sites with it on offer and have a read soonest!
     
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    I bought from Amazon (kindle version) today. Tried to do it when you first posted it but wouldn't let me do pre orders with a gift card balance, so had to wait until today as pointless paying by card when I have a gift balance.
     
  11. Edwin

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    Cool. I'm working through my own copy as I'd not seen anyone else's story until now...
     
  12. looks United Kingdom

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    Well done Edwin, will buy and let you know what i thought :)
     
  13. UncleBob United Kingdom

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    Hi - just found enough space in the weekend to read your story, Edwin. For my £3 or so I will be going back and reading the rest.

    In the mean time, well done squire - really interesting story with a free flowing style that makes it a joy to read. I quite liked a few phrases, but am reluctant to reveal spoilers.

    On that note, how do I put this - I didn't see your end coming, but I am quite a fan of the Sci-Fi masterpiece with a similar ending that you've either accidentally echoed or given a very smart update to :)
     
  14. Edwin

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    Thanks, and I appreciate you keeping your comment spoiler-free :)
     
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    Was it that the band of geeks formed an alliance called Corn-A to battle the evil villainous rulers at Inet-Nom?
    Did they combine their voting power to throw out previous Corn-A member called Destructible, who went to the darkside after being elected into Inet-nom, to act on Corn-A's behalf?
    Then, in the final scenes, did Ed Win (unlikely hero name I know) battle the forces of Couk and its little brother called Uk? Everytime Ed lands a punch, did coins come flying out in a manner like 'Sonic The Hedgehog' with Inet-noms executive crawling around on their hands and knees collecting up as many as they possibly can?

    Ok, sorry, it's Monday afternoon and I'm BORED :)

    All names, stories and locations are totally made up, and have no representation to the real life world :)
     
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    no, sorry, i think i must have missed those scenes. was there a director's cut or special edition you saw? :grin:
     
  17. Edwin

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