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JV
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 01:25 pm:   

I don't normally do this, but since the Lambshead Guide didn't make the Locus Recommended list compiled by critics, may I suggest that anyone who enjoyed it might take a moment to vote for it in the Locus reader poll:

https://amber.site-secure.net/locusmag/2004/Issues/02PollAndSurvey.html

JeffV
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steve r
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 01:23 am:   

Link not working.
I've not seen the guide - you DO recommend it, I suppose??
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 05:57 am:   

NS was late getting copies over to the UK. This was beyond my control or Mark's. Mark should have copies in hand soon to send out to contributors. I am apologetic but not responsible in this case. Thanks for your patience. I realize it's a bit ridiculous.

Re locus, you could try going to www.locusmag.com and then clicking on the reader poll link.

I'm not really recommending contributors vote for it, though. There's a clear conflict of interest there.

JeffV
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Rhys
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 06:05 am:   

Jeff: I much prefer a clear conflict, especially one of interest, to a muddied conflict against international law... which Thackery most certainly isn't!

I must confess to being totally amazed that more boxes of signing sheets weren't lost. The box I had was destined to travel around Wales, England and Scotland and then on to Switzerland, and from there to Australia and back to the USA!
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 06:19 am:   

Ha!

Apparently, Mark R. now has the contributor copies for the UK in his hands, so they should go out shortly.

JeffV
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Rhys
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 06:35 am:   

Big hands!

I'm impressed.
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Iain Rowan
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 09:57 am:   

Or it could be that they are very, very tiny books.
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Rhys
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 10:20 am:   

Which would explain why (in Jeff's own words) they are going out shortly...

Yes I see your point. Clearly it's a very big point. Or else...
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Mark
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 11:35 am:   

My hands are big...but not that big.

Yes, indeed, the books are here. I'll start sending them out tomorrow, as many at a time as I can, alphabetically.

So, the Andrews and Ayletts, feel sorry for the Williamsons and Yellins.

:-)
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Mark
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 11:37 am:   

Rhys - please don't tempt fate! Those very same sheets are en route to Switzerland as we speak.

Fingers crossed.
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steve r
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 01:36 pm:   

Jeff, I wasn't complaining, was just a joke.

But, actually, Rhys is right here. I don't think (I hope) that anybody here would vote for a book just because they happened to be one of 50 contributors in it? I was in another antho the other day, and I honestly could not recommned it to anyone!

So, should contribs vote or not?

Mark, I've heard of people travelling with sleeping bags, but with sheets... The Swiss are well-known as a very clean nation...
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 01:43 pm:   

It's okay if you were complaining. It's a fair cop.

Jeff
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 01:46 pm:   

I guess I'm just more whorish than the rest of you. I nominated myself as best editor....

JK
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 01:56 pm:   

You go, Klima!

Jeffrog
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steve r
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 02:38 pm:   

Gosh, I'm under a curse! Everything I've posted this week has come out wrong. I am in fact very proud (and this isn't just words) be be with those 50 people: what I meant was that each person's contribution in the book (apart, I believe, from the editors' and the artist's) is such a small percentage of the whole that they are unlikely, unless exceptionally vain and/or desperate, to recommend that people buy the book ONLY because of their own contribution.

Now off to Locus to see if there's a section under 'Brazen gatecrashers' to nominate myself.
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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 12:59 am:   

Yes - I have the sig. sheets in Switzerland now. They made it--even though the box arrived suspiciously in an open state! Hopefully some enterprising Swiss postman did not steal a few sheets to sell on the black market in Bern. . . . Now we just need to get them to Australia!
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Rhys
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 03:50 am:   

I have no compulsions about voting for myself.

I also have no compulsions about denigrating other people who vote for themselves -- if I can stop them voting for themselves it gives me a clear advantage when I vote for myself...

I'm a sneaky!

(But even though I'm not a nice person in this respect, I'm more than happy to share this pot of tea I'm currently brewing. Anybody care for a cup?)
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Rhys
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2004 - 05:12 am:   

Hey, I just realised that I wrote "compulsions" when I meant to write "compunction"!

And none of you corrected me!

And the tea's gone cold now, you blighters!
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Brendan
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2004 - 07:41 am:   

I thought it was just a play on words Rhys. Some exotic usage.
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Rhys
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 03:10 am:   

Yes, I hope that all my mistakes (and there are many of them) come to be regarded as the products of deliberate and cunning language games, instead of what they are: the result of disorganised laziness!

Hang about! If my laziness is disorganised then it means I can't do laziness well. This means I do it badly. Therefore I'm not lazy! Hurrah!

Shall I make another pot of tea?
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Rhys
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 03:10 am:   

I get it -- you're all coffee drinkers!
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Brendan
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 04:51 am:   

I like tea too.

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