Loss of Separation is awarded five out of five at The Black Abyss in this great review.
Following the appalling events that occurred in Japan earlier this month, Genre for Japan have set up a mass auction to help with the recovery currently taking place. Over 8,000 people have died in the disaster, thousands are injured and at least 12,000 are missing. You can start bidding on a variety of great stuff (look out for Conrad’s hardback version of The Unblemished, item 42) and help to make a difference.
Here is the page for separate Red Cross donations.
A review of Loss of Separation at Pornokitsch.
Niall Alexander at The Speculative Scotsman has posted this review of Loss of Separation.
Brian J Robb at Total Sci-Fi online has posted this review of Loss of Separation.
Conrad is thrilled to report that he has sold a story to the estimable Weird Tales magazine, home to the strange and uncanny in fiction since 1923. f/8 will appear in an issue towards the end of this year.
The winner of our Loss of Separation competition is Robert Upson, from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, who guessed 678 gallons, which was just 1.75 gallons away from the judge’s figure of 676.25 gallons. Robert, your prizes will be winging their way to you very soon.
Many thanks to those who entered.
The Loss of Separation competition is now closed. The winner will be announced later today.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is First Officer Roan here. Good evening. We have commenced our descent. The weather is dead wet, dead windy. The present temperature is dead cold. Death is all around. We’ll be landing shortly. Please take off your seatbelts and observe the no smoking signs. This does not extend to the aircraft, which is already on fire. We apologise for the turbulence you’re experiencing at the moment. It won’t get any better. In fact, there are fatigue cracks the size of a tree trunk already in the fuselage. If you look out of your windows on the left hand side of the plane, you’ll see your life flashing by.
On this day in history, Florida was recognised as the 27th state, Apollo 9 was launched and Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh.
But nuts to all that.
March 3 sees the publication of Loss of Separation in the UK (be brave, America, you have to wait until March 29).
To celebrate this momentous occasion, as promised, we have a competition, open to readers worldwide. On offer is a signed copy of Loss of Separation and a signed and framed photograph, taken by the author, of Flight Z. Solaris have also kindly donated a copy of The End of the Line. All you need to do is answer this simple question:
To the nearest gallon, how much blood is on board a fully laden Boeing 747-400?
Your estimate should include the maximum number of crew and passengers for a trans-Atlantic flight (assuming that there are no children/animals on board). Use your judgment to decide what the most accurate figure might be (lots of variables to consider here…). *During any conversions, please always use UK pints and UK gallons.
Send your answers along with your name, address and inscription request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: noon (GMT), Friday 11th March 2011. The gmail account will not be checked again after this date.
The figure that tallies with the judges’ total will be the winner. If the figures do not match, the entrant submitting the figure closest to the judges’ total will be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie, the winner will be drawn from a hat. There are no runners-up prizes.
The decision of the judges is final. There is no cash alternative. Please wait 28 days for delivery. No dialogue will be entered into. Most important of all, your statutory rights are not affected (whatever that means).
Thank you and good luck.