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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:32 pm:   

Issue #32 is put to bed and should be out to subscribers before the end of March, so that means we've made decisions on what will appear in the following issue, #33. Here's the list:

FICTION
"Tiny Voices" by James Van Pelt
"When You Can't Go Back" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
"Scare Tactics" by Jennifer Rachel Baumer
"Untainted" by Katherine Woodbury
"Bliss" by James Michael White
"Diplomatic Relations" by Don D'Ammassa
"The Feather" by Donald Lucio Hurd
"The Dandelion Clock" by Stephen Couch

POETRY
"Uncaught" by Mark Rich
"Death Comes" by Greg Schwartz

#32 has the distinction of being the last issue with an interview. There will be no interview in #33, and beyond, as we change our focus a little. "The Boneyard" review column will also be gone (but not forgotten, for it will move to a permanent spot on our webpage).
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Robert Boyer
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 12:48 pm:   

Some familiar faces returning, looks like. Great! I'm bummed about the loss of the reviews in the magazine, but looking forward to seeing my work on the website instead.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 09:55 pm:   

Here's the cover for issue #33, coming later this summer.

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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 09:56 pm:   

Junkyard astronaut, complete with hubcap moon. :-)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 10:50 pm:   

Geez, I suppose I should mention the artist. Actually, it's my brother, Paul Swenson! :-) He did a cover for us way back, for issue #15, and he used to do interior illustrations for us as well, until his photography biz took off.
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Jim Van Pelt
Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 08:23 pm:   

Hi, Patrick. I did miss the post with the new cover. That is a unique look! I like the bright colors. I think my favorite cover is still #31, though.
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Ken Scholes
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 08:49 am:   

#31 was a great cover! :-)
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Ken Scholes
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 08:49 am:   

I like this one, too.
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Honna Swenson
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 09:06 am:   

Junkyard astronaut. I suppose that name will stick. We've nicknamed a lot of the past covers. Like "anorexic alien" and "Lidsville." (those who have back-back issues of Talebones might guess which those are). #31 is very nice, I agree. Love that dark feel. But have to say #24, the baby issue, has a big piece of my heart. Done by my brother to commemorate Orion's birth. We have the original oil hanging up at home.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 03:04 pm:   

Free issue to the first person who can tell me what # issue cover "Lidsville" refers to. <vbg>

(Hint: On the TB website, go to PREVIEW, then COVERS, to see all the covers to date...)
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james beach
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2006 - 01:07 pm:   

I have always enjoyed your magazine, Patrick and Honna. It was nice to meet you at Orycon a couple of years ago too.

I used to pick up copies of TALEBONES from Powells in Portland but sadly they don't carry it anymore. I need to get over to your site one of these days and pick up a subscription!
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2006 - 05:11 pm:   

Thanks, James! I remember the name, but I'm afraid I don't have a face to match with it!

Yeah, Powells picked up Talebones for a while (as did other NW stores and newsstands) via a small distributor I had here in the Seattle area, but that didn't pan out: they wanted more stores, bigger orders, to justify distributing our title.
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james beach
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 05:20 pm:   

Patrick -

Yeah, I'm good with faces but bad with names myself usually. I publish Dark Discoveries magazine out of Longview, Washington (used to be Oregon).

I'll drop you a line with the contact name and info for the mag guy at Powells downtown. Chances are he might still want to carry your mag direct as he does mine. In fact i'll give you all three contacts for Powells. They all carry DD and move a good number of copies each time for me (and they always pay quickly!).

- James
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Ken Scholes
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 07:30 am:   

Hey James, I fled Longview for Portland just about three years ago. I spent about two years in that area after I left Seattle.

Now I'm going to have to look for your magazine.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:40 pm:   

The Talebones site has been recently updated--lots of new gallery pictures from the Nebulas, Norwescon, Radcon... Plus 3 fiction excerpts, art samples, new book reviews...

If you want to keep tabs on what's happening there (I don't always remember to post stuff here), you can sign up for the mailing list on the site itself. Ditto the Fairwood Press site.

http://www.talebones.com
http://www.fairwoodpress.com
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 12:14 am:   

James, I got the go ahead from the main Powell's store, so we'll be getting Talebones back in there, starting with the current issue, #32. I've since emailed the people at the other stores, so we'll see what they say. Thanks for the contact info!
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Ken Scholes
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 03:01 pm:   

I was at Powell's yesterday -- Talebones is there now.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 04:05 pm:   

Remember to keep an eye on 'em and buy copies or get friends to buy 'em during the time between issues, to keep the number of copies they order from me up, Ken. <g>
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james beach
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 12:26 pm:   

Patrick - congrats on getting back into Powell's! I'm glad that it worked out. Like I said before they move a good little amount of copies for me each time - Downtown being the best one for the huge amount of traffic.

Ken - Ha! We fled Milwaukie, OR. for a small little farm up on the hill in Longview. My wife and I love it as we got pretty tired of the bigger city. No way we could have afforded the price of 5 acres in Oregon either! (Plus the State Tax has gotten way out of hand!)

- James
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Ken Scholes
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 06:03 am:   

Yeah, Cowlitz County is a pretty affordable place to pick up property. We have a writing pal who recently moved from Wilsonville to Kalama. I'll grab up a copy of your magazine next time I'm in Powell's.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006 - 11:21 pm:   

Issue #33 is on pace to be out this summer. Page proofs are going out to authors in the next few days.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 03:01 pm:   

#33 is at the printer. I've been waiting for a proof, which is now supposed to get to me this week. We might have copies by mid-August, when we can then ship to subscribers. Remember we ship bulk mail, so just when you'll get your copy depends on the whims of the USPS.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 10:04 pm:   

Copies of #33 are to be here on Monday, according to UPS tracking. If we can get the envelopes labeled and ready to go before then, we can stuff on Monday night, ship on Tuesday. So goes the theory.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 11:47 am:   

UPS just delivered the boxes! So let the envelope stuffing commence!

Cover 33 BnC
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 10:47 am:   

Life intervened, but the envelopes are stuffed, and they should go to the post office for bulk mailing today.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 12:52 am:   

They did. They're away!
(Foreign subscriber copies go out tomorrow.)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 04:16 pm:   

And they did. Copies to bookstores and mail order catalogs, etc, go out hopefully before the PO closes on Saturday.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 08:52 pm:   

Everything that's supposed to be out is out now. It's up to the US Postal service from here. :-)
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 09:27 am:   

My copy of #33 arrived earlier this week. Glad to see in the other thread that TALEBONES will survive.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 02:52 pm:   

Thanks, Gordon. Now I have to get caught up with the next issue!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 08:14 pm:   

I got # 33 a few days ago.
Thanks--and I too am delighted that Talebones is surviving.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 03:40 pm:   

Well, Ellen, it's partly your doing. You mentioned gushy stuff about the mag and told us to reconsider. :-)
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Jim Van Pelt
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 01:59 pm:   

There's a nice review of #33 at http://www.tangentonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=877&Itemi d=261
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Jim Van Pelt
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 09:36 pm:   

And there was another nice review at SFRevue at http://sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=4529

I found that by Googling my story title and Talebones at the same time that I could also hook up to some bloggers' discussion of the story. The web is becoming an increasingly interesting and attractive place to kill time.
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 02:31 pm:   

Indeed, two good reviews!

And yes, the web is quite the place. So much you can do there now. Journaling, writing, research, review, etc, etc, etc...

But not gambling anymore, I guess. :-)

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