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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:55 pm:   

Some guy with the handle Socrates17 recently gave me one of the nicest reviews for "Tales from the Crypto-System" over at Amazon:
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1894815238/qid=1129941289/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8 _xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-6021442-0612957?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Particularly heart-warming was the desire expressed to read more of my work, but lamenting this was difficult since other stories had probably only been published in Australian magazines. Alas, this is all too true. So in the interests of shameless self-promotion here's a list of everything that's been published since we nailed down the lid on the stories for Crypto-System.

Remembering Aoteoroa (about a guy who misplaces New Zealand) Orb #2 http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kendacot/Orb/
Conversations with Eternity (strange train trip into the Australian Outback), Orb #6
The Kaladashi Covenant (my take on space opera), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magzine #6
http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/
Dancing with the Pirins to a Kaladashi Rhythm (more space opera), Glimpses, an anthology of Brisbane writers
http://www.visionwriters.org/#glimpses
The Instantaneous People Mover (a homage to P K Dick), AGOG! Fantastic Fiction
http://www.catsparks.net/agogpress/
The Dust Beneath Her Feet (dystopian Mars), Aurealis 33/34/35
www.aurealis.com.au
Birds of the Brushes and Scrubs (weird shit), Ticonderoga Online, now in Year's Best Australian SF&F (Mirrordanse and Prime Books)
www.primebooks.net
A Sixpense for Sophie (horror), Southern Blood anthology, (Sandglass Enterprises)
http://www.sandglass.com.au/southernblood.php
The Burning Log (flash fiction) at Antipodean SF
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10063/20051001/www.antisf.com/index.html
The Writer Who Could Have Been Dostoyevsky, The Devil in Brisbane anthology (Prime Books)

In addition, here's some forthcoming stories:

Confessions of Imray (ghost story) When Graveyards Yawn anthology (Crowswing Books)
http://www.crowswingbooks.co.uk/111019/91434.html
The Mana Bar Kid (a tale of weird candy bars), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
The Catherine Wheel (dark fantasy), Strange Pleasures #4 (Prime Books)

There were also about another 30 odd previously published stories that didn't make it into Crypto-System. A complete publishing history can be found at:
www.geoffreymaloney.com

Hopefully some of the above will get pulled together into a second collection in the not too distant future.
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Lee Battersby
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 05:27 pm:   

Actually, I'm surprised Remembering Aoteoroa didn't make it into Crypto-System, Geoff. One my favourite Maloney stories, not that its absence weakens an extremely strong collection.
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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 05:45 pm:   

Lee, yeah, you are absolutely right. That was the one that got away. I can't remember the decision-making process behind that -- it's all a blur now, but a few people have said "What happened to the New Zealand story?"
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Lee Battersby
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 07:56 pm:   

So, the first story for the second collection's sorted then :-)
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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 11:31 pm:   

Yeah, I just need to find a publisher for it. Except the New Zealand story will probably seem old hat now. David Mitchell made Belgium disappear in Number9Dream. I'm convinced that guy's been reading my stuff:-)
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Lee Battersby
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 03:12 pm:   

Ah yes, but the difference between making New Zealand and Belgium disappear is that, in real life, someone would notice if New Zealand wasn't there any more :-)
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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 04:50 am:   

You forgot about Stella. Remember that scene in Street Car Named Desire where Brando stands there screaming for Stella. And we all thought it was some chick that he was crying for? It was Stella Artois, the best beer in the world, made in Belgium. Hey,Lee, give Brando another Stella will you. Thanks mate.

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