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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2008
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    Thanks for the comments [n]JIN.
    It worked then! The masthead is non negotiable - just it's appearance changes each issue. I wanted the illustration to be the main focus of the cover - the logo is already an established part of Murky Depths.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    Comments on Issue #5 cover?
    Issue #5 cover by Luke Cooper
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2008
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    I want to play with it, add some texture back in. I don't like the (radial?) gradients (or perhaps just shading, I don't know).

    But it's good at bringing the eye in and I expect good at provoking a page-turn to see what's inside. :)
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2008
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    @warren - There's not even an sf version of Granta, really.

    I'm starting to see GUD might be that, the more I get to know Granta. Minus the exceptionally long history that they've got. We've still got a ways to prove ourselves. But pure content--(takes horn, toots loudly).
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2008
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    Well, Warren may have closed the GUD and Murky Depths threads but you can still comment on Murky Depths at their Forum. Contributors, both artists and writers, also discuss the issues there and you have the chance to ask them questions.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
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    Murky Depths have a table at Fantasycon this weekend in Nottingham, UK. But, if you miss them there, they are at BICS a fortnight after, and Newcon the week after that in Northampton. Looks like the convention silly season!
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2008
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    The first PDF taster version of Murky Depths is available at Yudo as well as the website. The second taster is better but you can still only get that from the Murky Depths site.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2008
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    Available to order from the Murky Depths website.

    Cover by Jason Beam
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2008
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    Lucifal, you're coming off a bit spammish.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2008
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    That's because no one much visits here.
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      CommentAuthoreDave
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2008
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    I get Interzone, mainly because I am stunned its on the racks here, Ive never seen it till the last year or so.

    The mundane issue was quite good, mundane is a dumb name though.

    I have no problem with FTL drives, robots etc in stories, if its a good story. Who is to say what will become possible as science progresses?

    Dare to dream, is my cliche for today.
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      CommentAuthoreDave
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2008 edited
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    I've just bought the december issue of interzone - the cover is another masterpiece of camouflage.

    I'll post my thoughts later, if I have any.
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    I let my subscription expire some months back. Same with ASIMOV'S.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    My subscription to Interzone runs out next issue.
    warrenellis: I let my subscription expire some months back. Same with ASIMOV'S
    But I don't suppose that means you have a spare £24 for for a subscription for the next four issues of Murky Depths. . . . And Issue #7 has an awesome cover from Chris Moore. I mean awesome!
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      CommentAuthoreDave
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
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    This issue of interzone is pretty good - I enjoyed the stories I've read so far at any rate.

    The fifth Zhi by Mercurio D Rivera and when thorns are the tips of trees by jason sanford particularly have stuck in my head.

    There's a good story about magic as it is actually practised (the shenu) too.

    the reviews all seem to outline the plot of films and novels up to and including any twists or surprises, which is a pain.
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    I hate to be a negative voice here, but some of the stories that managed to get published in INTERZONE recently are just pure bowel water.

    I mean this is the place that published Moorcock, Gibson, Ballard, M. Banks etc...

    I use to revere this publication when I was growing up, it was a real denizen of cool for me while all my friends were reading the bloody Dandy or watching football.

    Now it just seems as if the entire thing is for people who love role-playing games just too much.

    And I'm not just saying this because any of the stories I've sent to them were all rejected?

    By the way, they only take hardcopy submissions, what's with that?

    Definitely not what it was!
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    By the way, they only take hardcopy submissions, what's with that?

    That, I don't have a problem with. If you're serious, you'll use paper and lick a stamp and not bitch about it. I think, to a large extent, insisting on hardcopy separates the passionate from the poseur.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
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    I noticed that Weird Tales seems to nudge people towards email submissions.
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    I noticed that Weird Tales seems to nudge people towards email submissions.

    Oh, sure. I'm just saying, dissing a magazine for insisting on hardcopy is bullshit, and says more about the people doing the complaining than it does about the magazine.
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      CommentAuthoreDave
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2008
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    some of the stories that managed to get published in INTERZONE recently are just pure bowel water


    i would agree with you up to the last two or three issues... there were a couple where all the stories seemed to be exercises in style over content, recently I think its got a lot better. And I'm not just saying that cos they rejected my story either :)