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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 08:04 pm:   

A month ago today we announced the contents for #30, but that's because we had just joined the board. So it seems really quick to be giving you the contents for the next issue already. It just means you'll wait a long time before hearing about #32, since we're only doing two issues a year right now (but maybe that will change next year, due to the posts on the "Once and Future Magazine" thread...).

#31 is scheduled for the end of the year. We'd love to figure out a way to get it out in November, before the holiday rush, but we'll see.

I think I'll start the Contents list on the next post...
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 08:09 pm:   

Issue #31, Winter 2005

FICTION
"The Man With Great Despair Behind His Eyes" by Ken Scholes
"The Whimsical Lives of Bean Counters" by Carrie Vaughn
"The Twa Corbies" by Marie Brennan
"Systemic" by Christopher East
"Lodging" by Katherine Woodsbury
"The Early Retirement of T.J. Ferris" by Ryan Meyers
"Stray Dog Swordsman on Redemption Road" by Steve Parker

POETRY
"Five Statements About Reality" by G.O. Clark
"Secret Infernos" by Mike Allen
"Confection" by Janna Silverstein
"Learning to Sing" by Melissa Marr

NONFICTION
"Interview with Sharon Lee & Steve Miller," by Ken Rand
"Mathoms, Etc" by Edward Bryant
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Jim Van Pelt
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 12:03 pm:   

Cool! A new Ken Scholes and new Carrie Vaughn piece! I've been a Scholes fan since the Edward Bear story.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 07:09 pm:   

Yep, Jim, us too. ("Edward Bear & The Very Long Walk" was in Talebones #22). We actually had decided on our fiction for #31 and felt we were a hair short of what we wanted, word-count wise. And we wanted another SF piece of some sort. I saw Ken at a Memorial Day picnic locally since he was up visiting friends, and he told me he should send something new and I said how about right now, something SF. And it was this story he'd told me about a few years back that I was intrigued with, but, alas, years further back, when I taught a class he took, I told him to make sure and market from top down, and so it took a while to get to the point where he could send it to me! He emailed it to me from the party, and Honna and I liked it so much we not only bought it, we decided to make it the lead story.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 08:46 pm:   

Okey-doke. Time to reveal the cover for the upcoming issue (November, we hope). It's by Bob Hobbs, who also did the cover for #29, and we really like the way it turned out.

TB Cover 31 BB.jpg
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 08:47 pm:   

Okey-doke. Time to reveal the cover for the upcoming issue (November, we hope). It's by Bob Hobbs, who also did the cover for #29, and we really like the way it turned out.

TB Cover 31
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 08:59 pm:   

Oh fer crissakes. Never mind that one. That was an old mock-up, with the names of contributors from the PREVIOUS issue!! Here's the real deal with REAL contributors on the cover:

TB Cover 31
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Steve Parker
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 03:57 am:   

Hi Patrick,

That's such a damn fine cover that I'm almost relieved to see my name isn't obscuring it. Maybe next time, though, eh? ;)

As you well know, Patrick, Bob Hobbs is my favourite Talebones artist and this is an absolute cracker! A stunner! Hats off to the Hobbster!

I'm more excited about this ish than a kid at Christmas.

Congrats again on the cover!

Steve.
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Marie Brennan
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 02:14 pm:   

Awesome! You all so often have fantastic covers.
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Chris East
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 06:00 pm:   

That is a great cover...and for me, anyway, it really captures the essence of writing. :-) Really looking forward to the issue!

Chris
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 12:04 am:   

Ah! Good to see all you TB writers here! Chris and Marie are both in that issue. :-)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 12:05 am:   

Oh jeez, and Steve's in the issue too. Boom, three of 'em in a row! ;)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 12:11 am:   

By the way, Chris, Bob Hobbs also did the artwork for your story...
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Amy Sisson
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 06:39 am:   

That's a gorgeous cover, Patrick. Looking forward to the issue!
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 10:25 pm:   

The issue's back from the printer--well, covers and insides--and we're binding up copies this weekend and into the early part of the week. In a perfect world we'd have everything ready to go in the mail before Thanksgiving, but considering we'll be driving to Montana starting Wednesday afternoon, it'll be dicey. But at the latest, they'll be in the mail the next week, and by golly that is still November, and that's when we wanted to have the issue out!
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Marie Brennan
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 07:31 am:   

Eeee! ::tries not to bounce too much in waiting::
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 09:36 pm:   

Careful, Marie! Don't shake the binding machine! <vbg>
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Ken Scholes
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 - 06:08 am:   

Excellent cover! I'm looking forward to reading the ish!
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 07:30 pm:   

The subscriber copies went out in the bulk mail Tuesday of last week, just before the holiday, so folks should be seeing their copies "soon." Meanwhile, the Talebones website has #31 up as the current issue, available for orders.
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Marie Brennan
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 01:34 pm:   

Got my contributor's copy today. Pretty! *^_^*
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kenscholes
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 02:37 pm:   

A review of Talebones #31 is now up on Tangent Online. www.tangentonline.com
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Steve Parker
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 06:44 pm:   

Thanks for the heads-up, Ken.

Mr. Fay seemed fairly taken with #31. :D
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Marie Brennan
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 07:26 pm:   

Some day, I shall learn to stop being surprised when reviews contain plot spoilers. (It just happened to my novel Doppelganger, too -- Harriet Klausner, I'm told, has a tendency to do that.)

Still, I can't complain too much about plot spoilers in positive reviews. ^_^
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kenscholes
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 08:11 am:   

It's an excellent issue! I've been meaning to tell you, Steve, how much I enjoyed your story. I just hadn't gotten around to tracking down your email. I managed to get notes off to several of the others in the issue but then got a bit sidetracked with holidays etc.
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Steve Parker
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 03:45 pm:   

Thanks for that, Ken.
Like the intro says, "Stray Dog" was my first sale and it means a lot to get positive feedback.

I've just made my second sale (to Apex Digest) and hope that I'll get some momentum going this year. I'd love to work up to an SFWA membership sometime.

Oh, and my e-mail addy is in the writer bios at the back of Talebones #31 if anyone feels like giving me pointers! ;)
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Jim Van Pelt
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 06:35 pm:   

Hi, Steve. Congrats on "Stray Dog." Talebones is a great debut publication site.
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Steve Parker
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 12:55 am:   

Thanks muchly, Jim! :D

Rise or fall, I'll never forget that I was first published in Talebones.
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kenscholes
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 05:01 am:   

Hey Steve, that's exactly how I feel. Talebones was my first sale, too, back in 2000. I had the bonus of attending Patrick and Honna's writing class in Seattle.

Congrats on the second sale!
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 06:54 pm:   

Congratulations on the new sale, Steve. You're on a roll!

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Jason Sizemore
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 08:33 am:   

Steve's contribution to issue five of Apex Digest will be creating a buzz, I almost guarantee it.

It's one of the effective sci-horror pieces I've ever read.

Jason Sizemore
managing editor, Apex Digest
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Steve Parker
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 09:11 pm:   

Quick, someone insult me before my head gets too big!
I'm not used to people being this nice - it's hazardous to my misanthropy.

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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:48 pm:   

Parker. Parker? What the hell kind of name is Parker for Christ's sake? What famous SF author will YOU be next to in the bookstore, huh?

Okay, I've done gone and insulted you. Now shaddup and go write more stories. :-)
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Steve Parker
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 05:38 pm:   

Heh, thanks to Patrick for keeping my feet on the ground. Unfortunately, others are intent on keeping my head in the clouds.

For anyone that's interested, check out the cover (!) artwork that's been created for my second story sale, Starfish, by top genre artist Alex McVey and Apex Digest magazine.

http://blog.apexdigest.com/

I think my head's going to explode. Hit me with another one, Patrick. Something about being Scottish, maybe?

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