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TangentOnline Reviews Fantasy Magazine #4

Tangent reviews Mosquito Story, which appears in Fantasy Magazine #4. My new Indian name must be Uncool With Genres. :)


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Aug. 19th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
*wishes to read Mosquito Story for free please* :) Am cheeky huh? :D I thought I had read it, but I didnt recognise it from the review at all....

Aug. 19th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
And this is me cheekily inserting mosquitoes into your inbox! Check your mail, Eekybob. :)
Aug. 20th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
It hasnt appeared... have you sent it? :)
Aug. 20th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
I have. Has it still not appeared?
Aug. 20th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Nope, and I have had plenty of other mail... check the address and send again for me please?
Aug. 21st, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Sented! To eekbob1@hotmail...if this is the correct address?
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
Got it this time, thanks! :D
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
Tangent generally sucks at reviewing, in my humble opinion. Most (not all, but most) reviews have no critical content whatsoever.
Aug. 19th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Well, this review seemed pretty honest about how Fantasy #4 wasn't the right fit with the reviewers upfront (for most of the stories). Which isn't nice, but I think, at least the reviewer was honest. Though as far as critical content is concerned -- I kinda got the short end of the stick for that one the last time they reviewed me. So I guess, at the opposite side of things, they could also try too hard.

(In this case, I sincerely appreciated, at least, that the reviewer conceded the culture being presented in my story was unknown to them.) The thinly disguised SF comment though, was a helluva bad snark.
Aug. 20th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
...'out of the blue.'

Because you weren't alluding to mosquitoes way, way early in the story. Like, in the title.

I like the way they stress that it starts off mainstream, and then confuses them with its sudden subtle fantasty developments. (Imagine that, fantasy, in Fantasy Magazine #4.) Sounds to me like the reviewers decided from the outset what they thought the story was going to be, and are reviewing based on how well you stuck to (or didn't stick to) their expected story progression.

Once again, I think I can see what the reviewer means, and my problem is more with their asinine phrasing of it...
Aug. 20th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm just fairly amused, you see, that I'm being mistaken for a mainstream author. :)

Now I must see how they rip apart my indie movie spectacle of a story!
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