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#1 User is offline   Malaclypse 

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:46 AM

I just found out about this from Steve's official website - apparently it was in an issue of Postscipts, link

edit: there is a version still available from PS Publishing so the situation will be remedied soon :(

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

The story is also available in the latest Horror Anthology of which I can't remember the name. We have two in stock where I work so I shall try and have a read and report back :o
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:54 PM

Read it this week. Three times, actually. I love it. It's so beautifully written and works on so many levels and left me thinking. I'm also reading the rest of this Postscripts issue and so far This Rich Evil Sound is by the best imo, be it just because it doen't club you with some supposedly shocking revelation [Stphen King's story, anyone? *sigh*], but leaves an uneasy mood behind.

But I'm all for this kind of theme and setting, so I'm right there in the target audience anyway :p
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:37 AM

I actually found the hardcover edition of the Postscripts this was in at Half Price Books today, but I couldn't justify paying $15 for it.
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

View PostPuck, on 16 December 2010 - 07:54 PM, said:

[...]but leaves an uneasy mood behind.

Just read it and yes, definitely uneasy. Certainly will be getting a few re-reads though.
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