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Black Sheep and Overland

In the mail this morning was my contributor copy of Overland 188, Against Reality. It is, I must say, a very nice looking magazine. The cover, one of the paintings from Jon Cattapan's Possible Histories, is really fucking cool, with a beautiful use of red on it.

Anyhow, I've only glanced through the magazine so far, but it looks like there are some real interesting essays and articles in there, and of course, there's my piece, 'Excerpts from Books Fifty Years from Now,' which of course makes me a totally unbiased observer. Yes. Actually, you know, all that aside, it does look like a cool little mag, a kind of political left bit of literature that looks to have a nice diversity of topics in it. Plus, that cool cover. If that kind of thing works for you--and it does me, I must admit--then I don't think you'll be doing yourself a disservice to get a copy of the mag.

Also in the mail today was a box of the new copies of Black Sheep from Sean Wallace (oldcharliebrown). Having looked through them, I can assure everyone that the spacing within the book has been fixed, and it is now, in as much as you'll enjoy it based on your own tastes, something you should buy and enjoy and tell everyone about, cause it needs the word of mouth to pull it from the corner its limped into. It's been a poor, suffering little book, really, and I have no idea what I'm going to do to get it in front of people. But that's nothing for you all to concern yourself with me--I'm just thinking aloud.

If you're interested, by the way, Amazon has the sale that is not the sale, but really a button you can click to make two purchases easier option to buy Black Sheep and 26Lies together. You could do that for me and later weep at my funeral.

It's all I ask.

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girliejones
Sep. 24th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
and for those of us with the bizarre original edition? I realised that's why I took it off my current reading pile.
benpeek
Sep. 24th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
i've emailed wallace about it. originally, he was going to offer a comp or something, so when i get the details of that, i'll post it here.
girliejones
Sep. 24th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
cool!
ex_chrisbil
Sep. 24th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
If we order of Amazon now, are we sure to get the new version? Think that's what you imply, but just wanted to make sure I shouldn't leave it a few weeks...
benpeek
Sep. 24th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
it should be. the books have been round for a few weeks, and people have been buying them--i'll double check with wallace, but it should be cool...
benpeek
Sep. 24th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
your good if you buy off amazon, man.
ex_chrisbil
Sep. 24th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
your going to pay for that typo, man!

Heh, just kiddin'. I'll put it back on my Amazon list. I need to update that with those sexy Gollancz books anyway.
benpeek
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
:P

it was late. plus, my internet is being a bitch. i couldn't even play wow late last night! i was totally ripped.
ex_chrisbil
Sep. 24th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
My Blitzen Trapper album arrive in the post literally ten minutes ago, by the way. God, they're hard to track down in the UK. Liking it, though.
benpeek
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
which one did you get?

my favourite is the most recent, but i liked the second one, too. the first is a bit... hmm, iffy, i think. i imagine they're difficult to find here, too, though i've never looked--they were a download, originally, after i read a review. reckon i'll be purchasing the white mountain one soon, tho.
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