|Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 10:48 am: |
Thanks, for setting up a board for Nemonymous, both Parts of which (3rd coming shortly) having hit real acclaim! Can’t believe it.
Two interviews with the Nemonymous publisher soon to be announced, but till then, here are some comments to catch, chosen at random from many astonishing website references to this new often pretentious ;-) phenomenon (as well as many printed reviews elsewhere):
Any questions here on this Board, please.
|Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:02 am: |
Hi, sorry - the top three websites above in the long list only work if you copy and paste them.
Forgot to mention that Nemonymous is not any particular genre, but its Part Two has been lucky enough so far to pick up eight Bram Stoker recommendations for itself as a whole plus a further six for individual stories within it.
|Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:36 am: |
Nemo, you can replace commas for dots in the top three URLs, and they'll work fine.
And perhaps it'd be good for potential clickers to know that the E-nigma link ends up in a page in that old and mysterious language of the romance group, called portuguese.
Question: how and when can I get my eager hands on Nemo 3? I promise I'll wash them first!
|Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:40 am: |
Btw, Tiny Url works miracles...
And great site/reviews...
|Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 01:42 pm: |
Thanks so very much, Alan. I don't think we've met before.
Anyway, I've just tried one. I hope it works.
Here goes. Somewhere on this page below is another Nemonymous message board (i.e. within the DFL one):
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 03:54 am: |
The bit I like best from the above list is:
"...Des Lewis para que adopte um couve mais prático de encomendar a revista..."
Somehow I always suspected that about Des Lewis!
(Spot the deliberate mistake!)
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:09 am: |
May I? ;)
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:08 am: |
I'm not sure what the deliberate mistake is, but having got an 'E' grade at Spanish A Level in 1966, I venture that this Portuguese sentence implies that Des Lewis should find an easier way for people actually to obtain the magazine!
Maybe he should. But I've known him for years and he believes things need a challenge in accomplishing them as part of their appeal.
It is also claimed, elsewhere, that the magazine doesn't exist at all. And, come to think of it, we only have his electronic claims on the Net that he has anything to do with it -- even given its existence.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:14 am: |
Hi Nemo...nice to meet you too. Just bein' neighbhorly.
Is Nenonymous available in any bookstores in the U.S.?
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:19 am: |
No, I'm afraid not, Alan. Your message crossed with mine above --- a message that may throw some light on this.
Clues have to be followed from:
as one's first attempt to locate any imputed copies.
A short cut may be contacting:
But no promises!
(Good to have nice neighbours.)
|Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 12:21 pm: |
A new eye-opening interview with Nemo editor.
Find the link here:
A lot of it is about beginnings of Nemo.
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 10:07 am: |
YBFH #16 success.
Just heard that Eric Schaller's story in Nemonymous Part Two (The Assistant To Dr Jacob) has been chosen for reprinting in YBFH #16.
Thanks so much, Eric, for handing me such a gem of a story for Nemo.
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 10:20 am: |
Congratulations to Schaller! That story is great!
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 01:26 pm: |
Ah, very good.
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 01:36 pm: |
Why doesn't Eric Schaller have a message board. We want Schaller! We want Schaller! We want Schaller! Schaller for Message Board! (But he must leave his hedgehogs and his foreign diseases behind.)
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 01:38 pm: |
Yes, we want Schaller to have a message board. If he's good enough for year's best, then he must be good enough for a message board. Not to mention--he got into the year's best despite being anonymous!!
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 01:41 pm: |
I would second that nomination, Mr. Signal. The main point being that Mr. Schaller has a hedgehog. Thus he must be in the year's best and more importantly, he must have a message board. What do you think, Dormouse?
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 01:41 pm: |
Well, *hic*, I think it's just fabulous, George. *hic* What a tea party we'll have now...
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 02:14 pm: |
I've heard they make marvelous pets.
|Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 06:19 pm: |
Eric indicates that if you get them young, they are as affectionate as a cat or dog. It's if they are raised apart from humans and then sold as adults that they're, er, prickly.
|Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:46 am: |
Who's Dvorak Nibelung, posting here yesterday? I love Dvorak's Stabat Mater and Wagner's Ring of the Niebelung. Hybrids are the optimum of nemonymity ... music has its megazanthi, tulips of sound...
|Posted on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 07:47 am: |
I met Dvorak N. once at a charity function. He made a scene dipping his dormouse into the tea pot and then wearing it across his shoulders like a stole. Nevertheless he cut a fine figure and was the center of attention, although he never gave a cent to the charity.
|Posted on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 01:47 pm: |
But what did *he* see?
|Posted on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 01:50 pm: |
He saw me, the Rotating Meerkat.
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 10:25 am: |
Someone wrote this to me recently:
"Loss of identity, disappearance and invisibility are themes integral to a surprising number of Nemonymous stories. I doubt this was an intended tendency,but it works. Mighty Fine Days is the definitive Nemonymous story for me (so far), conforming both to the developing 'house style' of Nemonymous yet opening up new and surreal territory at the same time. But that wonderful Escobada story and 4minutes 33seconds remain with me, silently whispering of tales yet to come.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]"
The above was posted on the new Nemonymous discussion forum here:
under the subject 'nemonymous codex'.
I presume this is a cri de coeur for genres of fiction to have no boundaries, and if Nemonymous is even slightly instrumental towards that end, I shall be pleased. Characters in *real* fiction never disappear (but they never existed in the first place?), nor does the text of such fiction vanish, but text does aspirationally become
dreams when reading fiction which we later discard after reading it, and I believe there is some intrinsic 'truth' here about fiction that maybe needs more exploring.
Incidentally, that bit above that appears on lots of emails I get from Yahoogroups:
"[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]"
seems to be strangely relevant in an oblique fashion...!
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 11:33 am: |
Sorry, my comments above related to the whole posting and the first bit of it above was missed out, as follows:
"I've long thought that there is or should be some kind of dictionary or
encyclopaedia of counter-realist fiction, a codex to classify or at least
unravel the complex if pointless distinctions between non realist stories."
|Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 01:31 am: |
There is in existence a flourishing Nemomonymous discussion forum and below are shown some suggestions that someone had posted on that forum yesterday. If you wish to comment on them please post on this Board - or join the Nemonymous discussion group at:
For your information, there is also a thriving *general* discussion forum at:
(named after a story that was published in 1988 and the forum started in 1999).
"...have you ever considered going backward to nemonise writers of the past? We're all familiar with Poe's standard shorts, but what of his more obscure fare, those usually collected only in unabridged collections of his entire oeuvre? If his name was not attached, would people recognize his unfamiliar work? The same with HG Wells, Bierce, and undoubtedly many others who wrote at least a few stories in a similar vein. Most of these people are now in the public domain so there isn't a matter of copyright infringement involved. It would also be an interesting tease to see how long a "familiar" writer's work would go before it is unmasked by an observant reader.
This goes along with another idea I had to boost interest in NEMO, but one I didn't post because the notion struck me as something too difficult to undertake. I'll go ahead and paste that here otherwise the idea will be lost to the ether when I delete my drafts box (I've always found the line in "Nights in White Satin" particularly
applicable to my composition of emails: "Letters I've written, never meaning to send" considering I've composed upwards of 100 emails to groups that eventually went deleted. Must be a personality quirk). Anyway, here is that second idea that didn't seem so doable once I got it written:
[You could always put a list of those who have been "nemonised" (or would it be denemonised?) on a website next to a list of authors who've never been nemonised. Of course the non-nemonised authors would stretch thousands of names long, but that will only show how exclusive it is to be nemonised. As the anthology continues with successive volumes, we'll see the nemonised list grow larger as it siphons from the list of the non-nemonised.
In time ego-surfing authors oblivious to NEMONYMOUS will find their names turning up in the ranks of those who have never been nemonised. They will see the requirements (via submission guidelines handily linked)...they may wish to be nemonised and will thus submit, or maybe they will ask someone else what they think of this whole NEMO thing and the List and NEMO will be talked about in circles outside the usual newsgroups.
Both lists will have Knowns and Unknowns, but only one list will feature those who've chosen to step behind the veil.
Of course, I wouldn't want to have to compile a list of those who haven't been nemonised yet as that would be one MASSIVE undertaking.]
|Posted on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 07:15 am: |
A new interview with the Nemonymous editor here:
and a new photo!
|Posted on Saturday, August 06, 2005 - 02:19 pm: |
See www.nemonymous.com for sources of quotes below:
"What has attracted me the most to Nemonymous is that through its anonymity (a primary facet of the unknown, of the weird) it's becoming, I think, a focal point for modern fantasy, a gathering, if you will, for a new school of weird."
"This is a brilliant and exciting idea, and who else would come up with it but DFL, who has been pushing the boundaries of fiction for more than 20 years."
"So very rarely does something truly innovative survive marriage to altruism in the harsh day to day reality of the business of literature. Check out DFL's Nemonymous, be part of something great."
|Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 07:57 am: |
Amazing! No feedback yet on the stories in NEMONYMOUS FIVE but already, at this very early stage, received some remarkable comments from customers on its cover:
I love the cover which I think is clever and inviting. Don't we all have that instinctive reaction at the sight of the traditional red notebook - to open it up and take a peek? (Actually, (name) was completely fooled at first sight - he was sure it said 'Memo Book'. So it has the effect of making people do a double-take and making them smile. As I said, very clever!)
Thanks for Nemo Five, a real suprise. I think the Memo book concept has worked brilliantly, the best ideas are simple and this has the combination of simplicity and wit. I love it! It seems to reflect the anonymous theme. The colour looks spot on, it's deep in my subconscious, so much so that last night when I needed to make some notes while working I automatically reached for it. This is true!
I like the headings on the last three pages, might help some people if at first they don't get it, the final heading adds a sinister note. Something that works though it shouldn't do is starting two stories without seeing their titles (pages 19 and 47) until you turn the pages. This breaks all the rules of typography and layout but because it's nemo it's ok.
I can honestly say that the more I look at it the more I like it, no idea what the stories are like but just as an artefact it has a strange hypnotic power.
It's just come to me that Nemo 5 has that Phil Dickian quality, an object that is not what it seems. It reminds me of my most memorable moment as a science fiction reader when in Time Out of Joint the soft drinks stand dissolves and Ragle Gumm is left with a card bearing the words 'SOFT DRINKS STAND'.
... smiled wide when I opened the packaging. Excellent concept that runs all the way through. The cover feels lovely, too!
I'd also be interested to know from you whether this cover works as well in your country as it does in UK, where the image is archetypical.
|Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 02:36 pm: |
revup review: I have received a link for a Nemonymous review that seems to be a wireless broadcast (!) but my ancient computer is unable to check it out.
The link: http://www.revupreview.co.uk