Archive for December, 2010

Eibonvale on Twitter

Posted: December 14, 2010 by Eibonvale in News

Some of you may have noticed the new buttons on the eibonvale press website, but I just want to announce that Eibonvale is now on Twitter.  Following the philosophythat you can’t have too many ways for people to keep track of what is happening, this is another way to keep up with the news – as well as any more eccentric things that spring to mind!

So go right ahead and make use of the button below!

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Unpleasantly yours…

Posted: December 13, 2010 by douglasthompson in Reviews

More praise for Brendan Connell’s excellent UNPLEASANT TALES, this time from Colleen Wanglund at the Horror Fiction Review.
Colleen says:
“…we’re treated to some very dark tales. Some are funny, some are shocking and others are quite visceral, but all are creepy and well, unpleasant… a good collection and Brendan Connell has an excellent imagination.”

Continued Praise for Sylvow

Posted: December 6, 2010 by brendanconnell in Reviews
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Douglas Thompson’s Sylvow racked up a couple of nice new reviews. It seems that each new reader has a different take on the book.
First, at Warpcore SF, Ros Jackson praises the moral ambiguity about Nature, where Regina de Burca (Future Fire) had wanted a clearer ecological answer to mankind’s problems. Ros is the first person to notice how adultery is used as a metaphor for environmental destruction.
One of her comments:
“Although there’s a section in the middle where Douglas Thompson seems to be on the verge of reiterating a few trite platitudes about respect for nature and man’s blindness to natural beauty, he soon expands the debate into something much more wide-ranging and ambiguous in its conclusions.”
Next, at Exaggerated Press, Terry Grimwood praises the strength of the character development, and sees Nature’s onslaught not necessarily as pessimistic (in the way Regina did) but as an evolution and transformation. 
One of Mr. Grimwood’s comments:
“This novel is reminiscent of the disaster stories of J G Ballard, the most obvious comparison being The Crystal World. However, Douglas Thompson is very much his own man and the style, imagery, and the sheer surrealism of the novel’s latter segments (with piratical raiders controlling great swathes of the ravaged city) are most definitely products of a very fertile imagination.”

Following the success of Allen Ashley’s previous anthologies Subtle Edens (Elastic Press) and Catastrophia (PS Publishing), we at Eibonvale Press are excited to announce that we will be taking on his next anthology project and are hereby issuing a call for submissions.  ‘Where Are We Going?’ will be a collection of Science Fiction / Slipstream stories loosely themed around the notion that Earth is still something of an alien planet and that there are still things we do not know about our home.  Re-kindling the classic and adventurous sense of the unknown in a thoroughly modern Slipstream context will be a recipe for a very interesting book.

The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2011.  Visit the Eibonvale Submissions page to download the full guidelines and submissions details.