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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 08:02 am:   

The UK release of the Guide is swiftly approaching! Check here for news of readings, events, and associated publicity info.

Claire W
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Stepan Chapman
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 05:34 am:   

Why don't you give us all some background about the publisher involved?
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DR MR
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:05 am:   

http://www.panmacmillan.com/aboutpan/history.html

Plenty of background, there, Dr. Chapman.

- Dr. Roberts
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JV
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 08:18 am:   

Yes, Claire is doing a wonderful job helping us out with the UK release.

JeffV
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 04:10 am:   

The advance copies of the disease guide are now out...

http://trashotron.com/agony/news/2004/11-01-04.htm#110304
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EricS
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 12:08 pm:   

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooking good!
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 04:22 am:   

Last night Dr Liz Williams did the Guide proud on
Nightwaves, on BBC Radio 3:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/nightwaves/

Claire W
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neilw
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 05:18 am:   

She battled bravely against the, er, "real doctor" they provided... apparently to talk about himself.

Go Liz - good plugging.
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Liz
Posted on Saturday, November 13, 2004 - 12:45 pm:   

Thanks, folks!

I got on quite well with the 'real doctor,', but people who are used to doing a lot of radio...talk quite a bit.

It was fun, anyway. We had to sit in a dark room in the depths of Broadcasting House and were fortified with wine.

We were also told that - since this was live- if the theatre critic didn't show in time, we'd have to improvise on the Disease Guide for another 10 minutes. Fortunately, he escaped from the West End just in time.
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 - 09:00 am:   

Congrats to Dr Lambshead (et al) on the UK publication of the Guide, which comes out today!
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 03:34 am:   

You can see the UK edition cover here (on the updated website):

http://www.lambsheadguide.com/about/index.html

It's out in the shops now, usually filed under Humour.

Claire W
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 02:28 am:   

Many of the Guide's doctors were gathered at the launch party on Tuesday night to celebrate the UK release of the Guide. Pictures available here:

http://www.chimeric.co.uk/UK_Launch/index.htm

Claire W
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Rhys
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 04:42 am:   

I was there as well, but as I didn't know what anybody looked like, I just sat at a table and drank lots of wine without saying anything to anyone!
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Tamar
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 08:48 am:   

Oh, Rhys. If I'd been there I'm sure I would have known you on sight. And I would have brought along my boxing gloves!
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des
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 08:54 am:   

You were nemonymous, then, Rhys?

If I'd been in the Disease book, we could have had a reunion drink together.

des
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Liz
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 05:14 am:   

Is Colin B a vampire? Should unsuspecting doctors be told?
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steve r
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 10:59 am:   

I think it's true - the Welsh medic can be spotted in pics 10, 12, and (maybe) 39! ('The Thirty-nine Sips')
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Liz
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 11:29 am:   

And there are some extremely rude and abusive people here:

http://www.chimeric.co.uk/UK_Launch/pages/DSCF0020.htm

No doctor would ever behave like that. They must be someone's patients.

Liz
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neil a
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 04:33 am:   

Had to miss the launch unfortunately (sorry, Rhys), but picked up a copy. Great design. Good launch time too as it will make someone a decent stocking filler.
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Michael Walsh
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 08:45 am:   

As luck would have, I was in London... it was the usual packed, smoked filled, wine & beer swilling event. Ended up talking mainly to Steve Jones & Mandy Slater, with a few hellos to Farah Mendelsohn, Cheryl Morgan, & Jo Fletcher. Good time was had by all, it would seem, well... atleast what I can recall.

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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 02:18 am:   

Jay Caselberg, Martin Newell, Andrew Wilson, Brian Stableford, Liz Williams, Gary Couzens, Steve Aylett and Mark Roberts did a superb job reading at the Old Operating Theatre in London on December 2nd.

http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/42/3568.html?1102182591

http://www.thegarret.org.uk/

Photos to follow shortly!

There will be public readings in London and Glasgow after the New Year - watch this space for more info.

Claire W
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Liz W
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 03:29 am:   

It was a pleasure! Thanks to you and the Pan Mac team for organising it.
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - 05:48 am:   

The photos of the reading are now up on the web:

http://www.chimeric.co.uk/photos/op_theatre

Claire W
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JV
Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 07:59 am:   

In which we collaborate on an interview...

http://www.thealienonline.net/ao_030.asp?tid=1&scid=2&iid=2655
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 02:41 am:   

The Guide was reviewed by Chris Priest in The Guardian this weekend:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/sciencefiction/0,6121,1376149,00.html

I think we will definitely be using the following quote for future publicity purposes:

"A... book... that... was, as expected,... hilarious,... heroic,... and... [will] make you... laugh uproariously... Keep this book by [your] bedside."

;)

Claire W
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ClaireWeaver
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 02:47 am:   

26th January 2005, 7pm

Mark Roberts, China Mieville and Liz Williams will be at The Star Tavern in London for the next BSFA event, reading from and answering questions about the Lambshead Guide.

Full address: The Star Tavern, 6 Belgrave Mews West, London, SW1X 8HT

More details at www.bsfa.co.uk

Claire W
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JV
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 06:16 am:   

Hey, at least Priest didn't Snow us!

JeffV
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JV
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 06:08 am:   

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/mg18624992.300

The disease guide is a Cambridge bestseller!

Jeff

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