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This time for 'The Souls of Blackbirds are for Soldiers, Not Little Boys', which is said to be, "No pie, a crapload of blackbirds, and an overload of propaganda and souls. Three and a half out of five." But the better of the two is reserved for 'R', the "TV ratings physical manifestation, three and a half out of five" piece.

I'll have to sell more fiction if I want more of these, it looks like.

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ironed_orchid
May. 21st, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Speaking of reviews, cos I know you collect these things, I finally blogged about Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth.
benpeek
May. 21st, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
cool beans :)

i'm glad you dug it. also, i'm glad you gave a ref to the peric book--i haven't read it, but--based off what i'm reading about it right now--it sounds cool.

(i was waiting to see if anyone referenced the Oulipo movement)
ironed_orchid
May. 21st, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
(i was waiting to see if anyone referenced the Oulipo movement)

It seemed the obvious thing to do. I love Perec's work, although I haven't yet read A Void, which is the one most people know about.
benpeek
May. 21st, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
well, i'm going to check him out. i'm cashing in my c-card points for 200 cred on it, which is going to fund an amazon purchase in the next couple of days, so it'll be on it, i reckon.
ironed_orchid
May. 21st, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
I went to the library to see if they had A Void, but they have it in French only (La Disparition)... They also had something by him called Alphabets, also in French, which combines poems and pictures and is alphabetical, but sadly my French is not that good. Maybe have a look at the UNSW library to see if they have it, even in the French to flip through and have a look. I did grab a copy of W or the Memory of Childhood, and I look forward to reading that.

Btw, Life, A User's Manual is one of my favourite books. I gave it to my dad a couple of years ago, and it is now one of his favourite books.
lucius_t
May. 21st, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Does he only do Australian writers? Because I would dig a sentence or two.
benpeek
May. 21st, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
nah, he does everyone. i'll tell him you're up and send him down here.
bluetyson
May. 21st, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Sure, it is whatever I happen to have/read. Funnily enough I have been wanting to read Radiant Green Star again. :)
bluetyson
May. 21st, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
I have Radiant Green Star and Salvador already

freesfonline has these :-

1450 : Lucius Shepard - The Jaguar Hunter - http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/jaguarhunter.htm
1451 : Lucius Shepard - Radiant Green Star - http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0202/radiantgreen.html
1452 : Lucius Shepard - Romance of the Century - http://gorp.away.com/gorp/features/visionary/shepard.htm
1453 : Lucius Shepard - GORP - http://gorp.away.com/
1454 : Lucius Shepard - The Night of White Bhairab - http://www.electricstory.com/books/book.aspx?bookid=412
1455 : Lucius Shepard - Electric Story - http://www.electricstory.com/
1456 : Lucius Shepard - Aztechs - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard/
1457 : Lucius Shepard - Over Yonder - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard2/
1458 : Lucius Shepard - Emerald Street Expansions - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard3/
1459 : Lucius Shepard - Liar's House - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard7/
1460 : Lucius Shepard - Señor Volto - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard4/
1461 : Lucius Shepard - Jailwise - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard5/
1462 : Lucius Shepard - A Walk in the Garden - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard6/
1463 : Lucius Shepard - The Emperor - http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/shepard9/
1464 : Lucius Shepard - Vacancy - http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/winter2007/fiction-vacancy-by-lucius-shepard/

do you have others online apart from these? (not that this isn't quite a lot! :) )

Cheers

bt
(Anonymous)
May. 21st, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Great!

I might have tshirts made. :)
lucius_t
May. 21st, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
That was me, anonymous. I don't think I have any new ones online--I could send you a file of my new F&SF novella...

Thanks...

L
benpeek
May. 21st, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
i was wondering bout the t-shirt comment...
lucius_t
May. 21st, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
T-shirts are my life. You know I used to own a t-shirt company. It was pure mindfuck.
benpeek
May. 21st, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
yeah, i remember. how long you run it for?
lucius_t
May. 21st, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
5 wonderful years. :)
bluetyson
May. 21st, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Sure, that sounds cool, thanks (there's an email address on the blog and at the top). Which F&SF issue was that in?

Radiant Green Star
lucius_t
May. 21st, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
July. It’s got typos and shit, but not too many.
bluetyson
May. 21st, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
Ok. :)

The poo will probably come out in the tcp/ip transfer at least! ;-)

Salvador = Not Free SF when I get to that one, as would be this new one, the others where RGS is.

What is the most bizarre t-shirt you saw then?

(going out for a while now)
(Anonymous)
May. 21st, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Most bizarre t-shirt?? I'll have to think on that.

Here's my email:

lucius4@earthlink.net

send an email and I'll send back the story...
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