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  • Were anyone to write one, I'd be glad to publish. at 09:58 on 12-09-2017 by Arthur B - link
  • I would love to see a Kiernan retrospective, personally. Very interesting author. at 18:39 on 11-09-2017 by Ichneumon - link
  • I am working towards Kiernan in my coverage of Mythos stuff but it may be a while. at 03:33 on 11-09-2017 by Arthur B - link
  • Hello everyone. It's been a very long time, but I was looking at the current discussion, and it brought to mind an old question that's been rattling around in my head for ages but I've never b... at 02:08 on 11-09-2017 by Alasdair Czyrnyj - link
  • I haven't actually read any Copper to my recollection - might have to look into that.  My understanding of Price's place in Lovecraft fandom is as follows:  Phase 1: Fanzine/jo... at 10:36 on 08-09-2017 by Arthur B - link
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  • on Kickstopper: First as Farce, Then as Tragedy : Surprise update on this: Matt Sprange put out an update on the Kickstarter today <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/199065481... 00:45 on 16-09-2017 - Arthur B - link
  • on I, Whedon : It feels timely to dust this one off since <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/joss-whedon-feminist-hypocrite-infidelity-affairs-ex-wife-kai... 13:14 on 31-08-2017 - Arthur B - link
  • on The Sequel of Shannara : Cheriola, from your description, it sounds like the show’s producers are playing fast and loose with the backstory – note th... 15:00 on 30-08-2017 - Robinson L - link
  • on The Narration of Shannara : The dystopian angle isn't too bad. More regimentation and indoctrination and generally restricted freedoms than, say, the North American... 18:00 on 12-08-2017 - Robinson L - link
  • on The Narration of Shannara : Thanks.  Hm... How bad a dystopia are we talking about here? I don't mind reading such in principle, as long as it's not relentlessl... 04:26 on 12-08-2017 - Cheriola - link
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