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Old 28th July 2007, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Black Static

Although the title of this section is Interzone I will post news of Black Static here rather than continue a conversation started with Lin in the Magazine Cover Art thread

TTA Press published 'The Third Alternative', a magazine which contained SF, fantasy, horror, weird and slipstream material. After TTA acquired 'Interzone' which also contained SF genre material 'The Third Alternative' needed to be rethought and 'Black Static' is the result. BS will contain material that could be described as being at the horror end of the genre spectrum which includes SF, fantasy & slipstream. IZ contains the SF and fantasy. Sometimes this will lead to tricky choices for Andy Cox, the editor, but he'll have fun with it.

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It is strongly recommended that you study the magazine before submitting. This will obviously greatly improve your chances of acceptance.
Obviously it's not ideal to start the guidelines for a new magazine with those words but as BS is the follow up to 'The Third Alternative' it can be forgiven.

'Black Static' will be out in September and I expect to be selling volume 1 number 1 at Fantasycon in Nottingham the month.

More about BS here Black Static One
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Old 29th July 2007, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Andy Cox, Black Static's editor and publisher thinks my description of the magazine's contents
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material that could be described as being at the horror end of the genre spectrum which includes SF, fantasy & slipstream.
was, to say the least, insipid and in fact it will be full blooded horror and he will have no problems distinguishing that from all the other submissions he receives for Interzone and Crimewave.
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Old 18th September 2007, 11:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Christopher Fowler's Interference

Chris is currently writing the award-winning Bryant & May books, dark tales of death and detection set in London. The latest volumes, White Corridor and Ten Second Staircase are out now from Transworld Books. His latest collection of short stories, Old Devil Moon, is out this Christmas from Serpent’s Tail.

Chris will have a regular Black Static column, Interference, and you can talk to him about this, and his work, on the Black Static forum via a link at T3A SPACE

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Old 24th September 2007, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Review at
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Old 30th September 2007, 10:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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After many trials and tribulations it's in the post to subscribers.

If you want a single copy post here, or on the TTA Black Static forum, or you can buy single issues direct from TTA, albeit at the 'back issue' price.
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Old 12th October 2007, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am due to be on a panel at Novacon on 3 November.
I could take along some Black Statics to sell if I can find/cadge a space somewhere. If anyone wants to reserve a copy and pick it up there let me know here.

Alternatively if anyone is dealing at that con or any other and wants to sell Black Static let me know.

If you can't get to Novacon BS is available direct from the publisher, by mail from BBR, or in good shops like Murder One in London and Transreal in Edinburgh
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Old 17th November 2007, 10:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Issue 2 has gone to press.
STORIES
In the Hole by Lisa Tuttle & Steven Utley
The Serpent and the Hatchet Gang by F. Brett Cox
Must See to Appreciate by Scott Nicholson
Unknown by Steve Rasnic Tem
In the Shape of a Dragon by Mélanie Fazi
Ash-Mouth by Lynda E. Rucker
Holding Pattern by Andrew Humphrey
COLUMNS
White Noise
Night’s Plutonian Shore by Mike O’Driscoll
Case Notes by Peter Tennant (includes an interview with Mick Scully)
Interference by Christopher Fowler
Blood Spectrum by Tony Lee
Japan’s Dark Lanterns by John Paul Catton
Electric Darkness by Stephen Volk
…and a few other things such as the chance to win a DVD and a quite staggeringly brilliant stick man drawing. (You don’t get to win the stick man drawing, you just get to admire it.)

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Old 6th December 2007, 05:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Black Static

Roy, Andy,

JPC pointed me toward Black Static, but could I find it in Forbidden Planet? Like arse I could.

Is it solely distributed via tinternets and conventions at the moment, or does it have
traditional distributiou routes too? (I do so hate having to buy stuff off tinternets).

Ta chaps!
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Old 6th December 2007, 07:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry Troo distribution a problem I have not solved at all. Murder One on Charing X Rd London and Transreal in Edinburgh are the only stockists but I may take some to a Birmingham Group meeting next February.

You can pay by cheque if you don't like cards over the net or paypal.
E mail me via roy (at) ttapress (dot) demon (dot) co (dot) uk. Single issues are more expensive by post because of the extra work involved.

A 6 issue sub is £21. Can't be bad.
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Old 7th December 2007, 12:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ah, excellent. I'll drop by Murder One. Alas my pennies are too short to spare £21 this side of Christmas
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Old 7th December 2007, 01:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There were 3 copies of BS 1 left in Murder One on 8th November.
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Old 8th December 2007, 06:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So, chances are slim then, eh?
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Old 8th December 2007, 07:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't know but you may be lucky and, in any case, BS 2 is going out now so they should have those very soon.
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Excellent! Thanks, Roy
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Old 11th December 2007, 11:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Let us know how you go on and what you think Troo.
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