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Post December 03, 2007, 07:12:34 PM

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Some of you may remember my 2005 story Too Late the Hero that appeared right here at Aphelion. I've written a very short sequel (338 words) The Ironic Man that you can see at my blog:

http://garethdjones.blogspot.com/2007/1 ... c-man.html


You've been doing that Friday fiction for some time now (yes, I look in from time to time). Ever thought about trying the monthly Challenge?

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Post December 19, 2007, 12:36:04 PM

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My article "The Darker Side of Fairy Lore" appears in Issue 04 (the "Killer Holiday Issue") of the print magazine Doorways.  It is available for pre-order here:

http://wanlittlegirl.com/doorwaysmagazi ... il.php?p=7

The issue should actually launch soon.
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Post December 26, 2007, 09:08:01 PM

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Please look for "Lionel" in the January Beyond Centauri. Thanks, Robert Eggleton
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Post January 07, 2008, 02:33:52 PM

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Another of my illustrations has been published in the fantasy e-zine Flashing Swords.  "John Humble Versus Wolf-head" accompanies T. W. Williams' story "No Man's Knight".

Here's the link:

http://flashingswords.sfreader.com/issu ... ss8-06.htm
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Post January 09, 2008, 02:14:25 PM

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I've a few bits of work to plug.

I've written various articles for bookish zine http://www.estellasrevenge.com, have an article coming out sometime soon in Inside Out magazine (not the australian one about interior decoration), have a brief piece on medieval bodies of secular canons in the archdiocese of York at http://www.etrusia.co.uk, and a small publisher has just accepted my first novel.

So far, you're the only people subjected to my poetry.
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Post January 11, 2008, 04:30:20 PM

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For anyone that's interested, the issue of Doorways magazine that contains my article "The Darker Side of Fairy Lore" is now available. It can be purchased here:

http://www.villagearcade.net/news.php

For some reason, the link I posted on December 19 no longer works. I know that they recently reworked their web site. Maybe it's still under construction.
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Post January 14, 2008, 01:50:05 PM

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Hello again!

My poem "The Changeling" appears in Issue 274 of the e-zine Bewildering Stories.  Here's the link:

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... eling.html

This is another one of my poems that was inspired by traditional fairy folklore.

Check it out!
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Post January 16, 2008, 07:24:32 AM

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Yes, I read that. I liked it too, despite some initial reservations over the old fashioned use of language (eliding over into o'er, etc). It took a moment or two to realise that this was deliberate, and designed to reinforce the mood. Once I worked that out, it was great.
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Post January 16, 2008, 11:14:45 AM

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Yes, I read that. I liked it too, despite some initial reservations over the old fashioned use of language (eliding over into o'er, etc). It took a moment or two to realise that this was deliberate, and designed to reinforce the mood. Once I worked that out, it was great.


I often write "old fashioned", especially in my works inspired by traditional fairy lore.  Tales about the "Fair Folk" often seem to be set in yesteryear, not in the present.

Fairies were here, in days long past...

Once upon a time...
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Post January 21, 2008, 01:08:38 PM

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Hello all!

My poem "Old Mother Elder" has just been published in Issue 275 of the e-zine Bewildering Stories.  It was one of my various attempts at composing a speculative sonnet.  The subject matter was inspired by the folklore surrounding elder trees, and their connection to witches.

Here's the link:

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... elder.html

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Post January 25, 2008, 01:19:38 PM

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This isn't a writing brag, but it's still pretty cool.

My artwork published in Flashing Swords now appears on merchandise in the Flashing Swords Cafe Press and Zazzle stores.  Here are links to the Flashing Swords Cafe Press and Zazzle pages:

http://www.cafepress.com/flashingswords

http://www.zazzle.com/flashing_swords

On the Cafe Press page, just click on "The Art of Richard H. Fay" to be taken to a preview of the three images by me currently available.  Click on each individual image to see the different merchandise available for each one.

On the Zazzle page, click on "view all" to find the nifty stein featuring my illustration "John Humble versus Wolf-Head"  It seems to work surprisingly well on a stein.

As it says on the Cafe Press page, "don't be the last one to own a piece of history".
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Post January 25, 2008, 04:35:51 PM

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This isn't a writing brag, but it's still pretty cool.

My artwork published in Flashing Swords now appears on merchandise in the Flashing Swords Cafe Press and Zazzle stores. Here are links to the Flashing Swords Cafe Press and Zazzle pages:

http://www.cafepress.com/flashingswords

http://www.zazzle.com/flashing_swords

On the Cafe Press page, just click on "The Art of Richard H. Fay" to be taken to a preview of the three images by me currently available. Click on each individual image to see the different merchandise available for each one.

On the Zazzle page, click on "view all" to find the nifty stein featuring my illustration "John Humble versus Wolf-Head" It seems to work surprisingly well on a stein.

As it says on the Cafe Press page, "don't be the last one to own a piece of history".

That is cool. Good for you.

Nice drawings, too.

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Post January 25, 2008, 08:54:00 PM

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One of us really needs to get something published else this is going to become the RH Fay credit forum.  ;D

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Post January 26, 2008, 12:42:34 PM

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One of us really needs to get something published else this is going to become the RH Fay credit forum.  ;D

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Yep, start getting published guys and gals!

You really don't want to know how much stuff I've got coming out in February! ;D
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Post January 26, 2008, 12:47:41 PM

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And now for some bad news...

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, one of my illustration images is no longer available for use on the Flashing Swords Cafe Press and Zazzle merchandise.  It has been removed from the Cafe Press and Zazzle sites while a comparable replacement is being created.  

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  I'll post a message when the replacement image is ready.
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Post January 28, 2008, 09:16:57 PM

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Well, the Flashing Swords Cafe Press and Zazzle stores may still be works in progress, but there are now more examples of my artwork up on the sites, including some colour artwork.  And a comparable replacement image has been created and posted on the Zazzle stein that featured the unavailable image.

My personal favourite so far: the Zazzle stein featuring my colour illustration of St. George.
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Post January 31, 2008, 05:23:25 AM

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My short story collection "The Last Reef" (including updated versions of three stories that originally appeared in Aphelion) is now listed for pre-order on Amazon. It is published by Elastic Press and will be available from 1st August.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Reef-Garet ... 908&sr=8-1

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Post February 01, 2008, 10:56:46 AM

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A few more publications...

One of my "horrorku" appears in the February 2008 print issue (Issue 19) of Scifaikuest.  Two of my poems, "The Incubus" and "Marriage of Earth and Antares" appear in the February 2008 issue (Issue 2) of the print magazine Sounds of the Night.

Both magazines are available at the Genre Mall:

http://www.genremall.com/zinesr.htm#scifaikuest

http://www.genremall.com/zinesr.htm#soundsofthenight

Also, my illustration "Tyler's Ghosts" appears in Issue 9 of the fantasy zine Flashing Swords, accompanying Lyn Perry's story "Tyler's Bed & Breakfast":

http://flashingswords.sfreader.com/issu ... i90013.htm
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Post February 01, 2008, 01:28:23 PM

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Oh, I thought I should add that a print issue and a pdf issue of Flashing Swords are available at the Flashing Swords Lulu storefront:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=1922519
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Post February 04, 2008, 12:06:10 PM

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My story Roadwalker was out in Jupiter magazine last month. People say nice things about it here:

http://ookami.co.uk/html/jupiter_xix.html

and here:

http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=6869
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Post February 04, 2008, 12:14:24 PM

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... and someday, somebody other than RH or GDJ will have something to report. Someday ... somewhere ... somehow ... (music from West Side Story)

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Post February 04, 2008, 02:31:56 PM

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If you really want, I'll mention that there's a new issue of www.estellasrevenge.com online, which means my article 'why I suddenly love poetry' is also up and running. It's more general reading than fantasy, which is why I haven't plugged every new article there. I was mostly planning on waiting until the novel was published, then plugging it to death.

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Post February 04, 2008, 08:23:29 PM

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Robert,

If you don't mind publications outside the sci-fi realm, I have two recent ones to report. 1) My story "At a Station on the Metro" is in the current (Winter or January 2008) issue of the Istanbul Literature Review (www.ilrmagazine.net) and my four-story chapbook entitled "Near Love Stories" (don't get the wrong idea about these, they are more about non-relationships and have settings from around the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean) recently won the Online Chapbook Prize at Cervena Barva press (www.cervenabarvapress.com) out of Somerville, MA. The chapbook is not online yet but the February newsletter announces the prize. I have about 40 stories out there in the ether, mostly in online journals, as well as about 15 poems (mostly in print journals). I had a series of stories back in 2006 in Bewildering Stories to get back to sci-fi/time travel mode. They're still online.

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Post February 04, 2008, 11:11:03 PM

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... and someday, somebody other than RH or GDJ will have something to report. Someday ... somewhere ... somehow ... (music from West Side Story)

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... By which I really meant that someday I will have something to report ... really ... sooner or later ... (sigh)
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Post February 10, 2008, 12:19:34 PM

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Okay, here I go again...

My poem "The Dark Host", a piece inspired by the tales of the sluagh (the roving host of the unsanctified dead, considered a part of the Unseelie Court ) and the fairy teind (tithe) to the devil, has just been published in Issue 277 of the e-zine Bewildering Stories:

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... _host.html

This is a theme that I have used before, in my poem "The Unseelie Court".  In that one I talk about the host's torment and capture of an unlucky traveller.  In this one, I talk a little bit about what happens to those kidnapped mortals.

Traditional fairy folklore was definitely not all Tinkerbell and fairy dust.  It could be very, very dark indeed.
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Post February 17, 2008, 11:30:49 AM

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My poem 'Mary's Little Alien' has just been accepted by www.funny-poems.co.uk

I'm not sure when it will go up, but it will be along there eventually. It's essentially a reworking of Mary had a Little Lamb to include more aliens.
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Post February 18, 2008, 11:56:56 AM

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And here I go yet again...

My poem "A Horror Editor's Lament, or One Heck of a Headache" has just been published in Bewildering Stories Issue 278:

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... ament.html
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Post February 18, 2008, 08:34:29 PM

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That is great news!! Hard work, hard work, and hard work pays off!!!
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Post February 18, 2008, 09:47:18 PM

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And another one...

My poem "Your Bloody Face", a dark twist on love poetry, has just been published in the e-zine Tales from the Moonlit Path:

http://www.moonlit-path.com/poetry/fay-2-14-08.htm

Yes, I've been working really, really hard.
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Post February 29, 2008, 11:29:23 PM

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Vote for me! (Well, my poem, anyway.) :)

My poem "The Birth of Sentience on Aggraboth V" has just been published in the March issue of the e-zine The Fifth Di...:

http://samsdotpublishing.com/fifth/birthofsentience.htm

Please check it out, and vote for my poem as your #1 favourite (only if you like it, of course):

http://samsdotpublishing.com/fifth/fifthform.htm

Make sure to read the other stories and poems, and pick all your favourites.  Your choices will determine what stories and poems are picked for the "best of" print anthology.

I would love to see "The Birth of Sentience on Aggraboth V" make it in the anthology.

Thank you for your vote! :)

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