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John_klima
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Username: John_klima

Post Number: 124
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 10:15 pm:   

People are starting to get the new issue. Here's where you can talk about it. Also, if you represent a place that does reviews, I can provide you with an electronic copy for review.

Here is the line up for this issue (debuted at Wiscon at the end of May):

Cover
Lisa Snellings-Clark

Fiction
Novelette
Leslie Claire Walker - Your Blood

Short Stories
Elissa Malcohn - Hermit Crabs
Lisa Mantchev - Perfect Tense
Tracie McBride - The Last Tiger
Sandra McDonald - Recipe for Survival
Melissa Mead - Stepsister
Jennifer Pelland - Sashenka Redux
Sara Saab - No Bubblewrap for Little Guys
Michelle Scott - Them
D. E. Wasden - The Artificial Sunlight of Memory
Leslie What - #1
Sharon E. Woods - Bull
Erzebet YellowBoy - Waiting at the Window

Poetry
Lida Broadhurst - Asylum
Erin Hoffman - Hyldegarde Speaks to Jacqueline
Sonya Taaffe - Evighed

Nonfiction
Sampling the Aspic
Karen Joy Fowler - Blindfold Taste Test
Always finding the more difficult, time-consuming way to do things.
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John_klima
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Post Number: 125
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 10:16 pm:   

fabrice_d had this to say:

"Just got my copy of EV 14 here in France (I post here because I didn't found an EV14 thread???).
Nice change in the overall look of the magazine. Much more professional than before. And the name list on the cover is impressively long (19 names!!!). Whoaa!!"
Always finding the more difficult, time-consuming way to do things.
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Fabrice_d
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Post Number: 133
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 - 03:29 am:   

Elissa Malcohn - Hermit Crabs:

At first, I thought: "Oh, no! another SF crab story!". Then I began reading and I thought: "Oh, no! another depressed teen suicide story!". But unexpectedly, the more I progressed into the story, the more I enjoyed it; the characterization is good, the flashback structure is well done, the ending is surprising and satisfying. A valuable discovery for me (never heard before of Elissa Malcohn).

Erzebet YellowBoy - Waiting at the Window

Well, that one was a non-event for me. Standard blah blah. Nothing original, a very average slipstream story, without real SF or Fantasy elements. Shouls have stayed in the slush pile.
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John_klima
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Post Number: 126
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 - 07:41 am:   

Last Short Story says:

From the latest Electric Velocipede, I enjoyed Leslie What's #1, a kind of near-future SF portrayal of a superficial, nasty model, but with enough depth to get past the stereotypical. There's some darkness and some compassion in this short spiky story. I liked it.

And Lisa Mantchev's Perfect Tense is another story that transcends its packaging. Ostensibly the story of a woman who goes back in time to warn her younger self not to make the same mistakes she did, the story then fills itself out and patches in the colours, leaving us with a kind of real-world version of an old trope. Nicely done.
Always finding the more difficult, time-consuming way to do things.
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Fabrice_d
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Post Number: 134
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 - 11:30 am:   

I wrote on the Asimov's forum:

"HERMIT CRABS by Elissa Malcohn in Electric Velocipede 14 is very good"

And Gardner Dozois replied:

"Elissa Malcohn was a new writer back when I first took over ASIMOV'S, then vanished for decades. Good to see that she's writing again."
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John_klima
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Post Number: 127
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 - 11:39 am:   

"Hermit Crabs" was the first thing she sent out in ages. She was quite nervous about it, and glad to see that people still enjoyed her writing.
Always finding the more difficult, time-consuming way to do things.
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Fabrice_d
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Username: Fabrice_d

Post Number: 138
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 01:34 pm:   

A review of EV14 at THE FIX

http://thefix-online.com/reviews/electric-velocipede-14/

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