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Writing: Cone Zero Reviews

Following are three reviews of Nemonymous 8: Cone Zero. I still cannot reveal which story is mine until March 2009. It’s fun to play the guessing game and see if you can match up the authors. I’m as unfamiliar with most of them as they are with me. Many are Brits because this is a British anthology. I’ve done some snooping to try and match up the stories and writers but it’s hard, not knowing their style.

I did read the full anthology and overall liked most of the stories. The caliber is quite high. There are a few that could have stood a bit more editing and I dislike red herrings that don’t go anywhere but the majority read very well. They’re engaging and encompass quite a range of worlds.

Before the review though, here is a little You Tube piece I found titled “Cone Zero.” I think it must be by someone involved with the book (writer, editor) because it certainly captures the feel of some of the stories.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtUetTd8iU

This review does not list every story but mentions some of the thematic aspects of the book: http://www.magicalrealism.co.uk/view.php?story=89

http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2008/07/magazineanthology-review-nemonymous.html

The Fix’s review give a synopsis of each story and sometimes a critical comment. It’s very thorough. http://thefix-online.com/reviews/cone-zero-nemonymous-8/

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Writing Update

My two copies of The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra arrived in my mailbox yesterday. It’s a hefty, trade paperback with black and white illustrations for all positions. Not all are done into stories but they’re all describe. My story “Janukurpara” is one of many written in exotic or Asian settings. It’s edited by Maxim Jakubowski and published by Robinson, in the UK, and Running Press in the US.

Two poems have also been accepted for future publication in PanGaia magazine. They are “Of the Corn” and “Secrets of Trees.”

This review has just come out at The Fix on Nemonymous 8: Cone Zero. I still can’t tell you which story is mine but the review is there in great detail. .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } http://thefix-online.com/reviews/cone-zero-nemonymous-8/

I’ve completed a couple of flash fiction pieces, a couple poems and a story. I’m working on a skewered fairy tale right now and can give more information once I know it’s accepted. And I’m considering applying for a larger grant to take some time to write my novel. I have limited days and must get going on that soon.

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