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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 331
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 05:56 am:   

CONE ZERO has indeed arrived. If I say so myself, it truly looks magnificent.

Contributors' copies and first orders have been despatched.

For orders and queries regarding review copies:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cone_zero_under_way.htm
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Dflewis
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Post Number: 332
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 02:43 am:   

Here is the first impression of CONE ZERO (only a day after sending it out!):
http://kidshirt.blogspot.com/2008/07/welcome-to-new-weird.html
Includes:
"Like I said: hop on board! In 10-20 years time people will be talking about stuff like this as being the beginning of something new, and tatty old copies of Nemonymous will be selling for stupid amounts."
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 334
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 - 12:45 am:   

First comments on the CONE ZERO book:

http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2008/07/magazineanthology-review-nemonymous.html



It gives this rating: "Highly recommended and is easily a pioneer of the genre."



If anyone knows of anyone who would like to make comments on or a review of CONE ZERO (with the actual book or a pdf), please put them in touch wih me.



Cone Zero page: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cone_zero_under_way.htm



des
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Nickjack
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Username: Nickjack

Post Number: 15
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 09:39 am:   

I was very excited to receive my copy of "Cone Zero". The stories are wonderfully different and offer their own perspective on the form and meaning of the eponymous object/concept. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first themed issue of Nemonymous and a very fine collection of stories it has produced.
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 336
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 10:23 am:   

Thanks, Nick.
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 341
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 01:57 am:   

First full review of 'Cone Zero': http://www.magicalrealism.co.uk/view.php?story=89 :
"Well, I'm usually wary of saying things like this, but I expect to see Cone Zero on the lists of this year's best anthologies. It will richly deserve any such place."
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 344
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 01:35 am:   

New thread here:
http://www.nebulaawards.com/index.php/guest_blogs/what_do_you_recommend/
Pleased to see first recommendation shown is CONE ZERO!
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 345
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 02:45 pm:   

THE FIX: A very detailed review of CONE ZERO:
http://thefix-online.com/reviews/cone-zero-nemonymous-8/

"'cone zero' ... the transition from reality to something else—fantasy, dreams, maybe madness."
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 346
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 09:26 am:   

BLACK HOLE

A Black Hole needs an 'exit cone'. Hence CONE ZERO.
Tomorrow we find out...


... hence the leminscate on the cover of Nemo (200)8


Hence, too:
The Fix Review of 'Cone Zero says:
"You can see it coming, of course. It's like watching a disaster from a distance and being powerless to stop it."
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Dflewis
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Post Number: 347
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 10:54 am:   

Sorry, that should be spelt lemNIscate.
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 348
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 12:21 pm:   

Lemniscate is the infinity sign - which replaces the 8 on Nemo 8 (on the cover).

Tomorrow, according to the news, we are all going to die from a black hole.

Cone Zero is another name for a black hole.

And the recent Fix Review, if you read it, predicted this parallel set of events.

Not a good way to advertsie CONE ZERO, I agree.

If I'm right, nobody buys CONE ZERO, because we are all dead.

If I'm wrong, egg on my face.
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 349
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 01:15 am:   

STOP PRESS: A Black Hole needs an 'exit cone'. Hence CONE ZERO. Hence the lemniscate on the cover of Nemonymous (200)8. The Fix Review of 'Cone Zero' says: "You can see it coming, of course. It's like watching a disaster from a distance and being powerless to stop it." But Cone Zero as safety valve is currently saving the world!
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 350
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 01:53 am:   

The Power of Imagination as prophylactic.
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 351
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 05:41 am:   

Cern Project / Cone Zero - ongoing page started here: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cone_zero__cern_project.htm
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 352
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 05:32 am:   

CERN ZOO
http://teachers.web.cern.ch/teachers/archiv/HST2002/feynman/particlezoo.html
I'm thinking of calling Nemonymous Nine by the name CERN ZOO to follow 'Zencore' and 'Cone Zero'.
Thoughts?
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 353
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 01:14 am:   

CERN ZOO

Cerne Abbas giant:
http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/majorsites/cerne_abbass.html

Effect of Zencore?
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Nickjack
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Username: Nickjack

Post Number: 16
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 06:27 am:   

Hmm! Centre Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire http://public.web.cern.ch/public/
It has a contemporary ring to it!!
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 354
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 09:40 am:   

Photos of my holiday:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/norway.htm
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 357
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:11 am:   

SFRevu of CONE ZERO:
http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=8176

"Overall, the stories are well-written and engaging, and the best of them inspire introspective paths of thought, or simply won't leave your memory once ensconced therein."

PS: CERN ZOO Submission guidelines (1p per word):
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cerne_zoo__guidelines.htm
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 363
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 03:24 am:   

Two more reviews of Cone Zero:

At the bottom of the page below. (Despite not liking SF, the reviewer still seems to love a lot of the stories!)
http://www.horrorworld.org/reviews.htm


Another linked from here:
http://www.fright.com/edge/index.html
"A wildly unexpected, utterly unpredicatable anthology of horror, sci fi and who-knows-what!"

PS: CERN ZOO Submission guidelines (1p per word):
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cerne_zoo__guidelines.htm

PPS: For any interested, I've spent the last week or two repairing, improving and expanding THE WEIRDMONGER WHEEL:


http://weirdmonger.mindsay.com/reinvented_wheel.mws


Beware any gaps in the safety-net. No H&S Provisions exist.



Also, others have been kindly 'harvesting' (?) themed quotations etc from my lifetime work:

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/themed_quotations_made_from_dfl.htm

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/the_rachel_mildeyes_quotes.htm
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 370
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 07:05 am:   

"a flawless anthology"
http://tinyurl.com/5ovc8v
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Dflewis
Junior Member
Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 371
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 11:43 am:   

Happy New Year!

Summary of CONE ZERO reviews so far (including a new one today at the
end of list):
http://tinyurl.com/8unjgw
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 374
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2009 - 06:27 am:   

Free 'Cone Zero' Competition - Guess the Author by email.
You do not need to buy the book or even read it.
Details here: http://tinyurl.com/48x8bq
Only two people have so far entered and the best has only two right!!
I salted away £50 from Zencore proceeds for this and I want it to go to a decent home - i.e. someone who can at least guess good!
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Dflewis
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Username: Dflewis

Post Number: 382
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, June 08, 2009 - 04:57 am:   

'Cone Zero' shortlisted for BFS Awards 2009:
http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=sfx_and_doctor_who_nominated

'Cern Zoo' is imminent.

I've been writing real-time reviews of many books:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/recent_reviews_of_books_by_dfl.htm

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