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Richard Calder
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 03:17 pm:   

There's a Calder Website up and running at:

www.oivas.com/calder/

No domain name yet -- that'll be forthcoming.

For those interested, check this messageboard for forthcoming details.

Richard
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JeffV
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 07:21 pm:   

Congratulations!!!! It looks WONDERFUL!

Jeff V.
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Mastadge
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 07:27 pm:   

Yes, it is a cool site.

One of these months I'll finally pull Dead Girls Dead Boys Dead Things off my shelf and read it!
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Richard Calder
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 06:52 am:   

Many thanks to Juha Lindroos, who designed the site. He gets my highest recommendation!

Richard
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Forrest
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 03:03 pm:   

Richard,

A beautiful site - worthy of your wonderfully baroque works.

Forrest
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Richard Calder
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 08:13 am:   

My website now has a domain name and something of a permanent home:

www.richardcalder.net

All best!
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Claude Lalumière
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 06:36 pm:   

Richard:
Very nice site! Glad to see you're making use of some of what I've written about you.
The piece I'm most happy with is my review of my favourite book of yours, Malignos, at:
http://www.januarymagazine.com/SFF/malignos.html
-- which I don't know if you've seen.
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Richard Calder
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 04:11 am:   

Claude --

Thanks! And no, I hadn't seen your review of MALIGNOS, but, for obvious reasons, I'm very glad you supplied the link! It's a great review ...

My website is still fairly embryonic. I hope to get more things up, running and available in the coming months, including, of course, some pertinent links.

Nice to make contact with you!

Best wishes,

Richard
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Liz Williams
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 05:19 am:   

Richard, I've just been checking out your website - very nice.

Also nearly finished 'Malignos', which I'm enjoying immensely.

Hope to see you in sunny (OK, pissing-it-down at the moment) Brighton in the not too distant future,

Liz
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Richard Calder
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 08:22 am:   

Liz --

Thanks. Much appreciated. And yes, I really do hope to get down to the coast soon. (I have a shocking cold at the moment. Just my bloody luck it'll be SARS. But as soon as I put paid to that, and the weather improves, I'll have to jump on a southbound train.) I know you're a bit of a *literary* incendiary, Liz -- but it's not you who's been regularly torching the pier, surely?

The Calder website's due for an imminent update. Check this space for details ...

Richard
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Liz Williams
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 08:29 am:   

My secret pyromania is revealed...

The whole pier thing is very sad. I was hoping they'd be able to renovate it, but I also rather liked it in its decaying, starling-infested grandiosity... And the whole thing is also very sinister - lots of rumours about rival company schemes...
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Richard Calder
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 11:14 am:   

The pier was off-bounds, and falling to pieces (courtesy of Ken Russell, if I remember correctly?) when I was living in Brighton, as a student, in the mid-seventies. And yes, I rather liked it, too -- as a sort of adumbration of a 'post-apocalyptic' Brighton. Something out of Ballard, or the credits sequence of the old BBC-2 series 'Out of the Unknown' (or was that 'Into the Unknown'?). By the way, when I *was* a student, all those years ago, there were equally 'sinister' rumours about re-development schemes involving Georgian terraces, and all manner of other listed buildings. Seems endemic to the town ...
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Liz Williams
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 11:42 am:   

Sinister Rumours R Us.

In a week that has seen:

- the acquisition by the town of the world's first inflatable church
- a newspaper headline reading "WPC Survives Strike by Thunderbolt"
- AND the pier burning down

..Ballard isn't in it, really. Talk about yer Darkling Isle...
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Richard Calder
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 03:00 pm:   

Liz --

I think there was something on 'I Have News For You' regarding the 'inflatable church' -- a picture of a prelate, a hose, and (in the background) a church, accompanied by the comment 'I thought I ordered Charlotte Church.'

Richard
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Liz Williams
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 12:11 am:   

Dear o dear!

Best ban any stiletto heels from the congregation, methinks...

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