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Mark West

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Mark West was born in Northamptonshire in 1969. Writing stories since the age of eight, he discovered the small press in 1999 and since then, he’s published more than 70 stories in various publications around the world.

His first collection, “Strange Tales”, appeared from Rainfall Books in 2003 and this was followed in 2005 by the novel “In The Rain With The Dead”, from Pendragon Press. His novelette “The Mill” was part of the critically acclaimed five author collection “We Fade To Grey” and was followed by "Conjure", which Rainfall Books published in September 2009.

Greyhart Press published "The Mill" as an ebook in 2011 and followed it up with a paperback release in 2012. West's chapbook, "What Gets Left Behind" appeared from Spectral Pres
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The Empire Strikes Back Letraset

The Empire Strikes Back was released in the UK over 40 years ago, on 21st May 1980.  Since I was busy celebrating Dude last week (you can see the post here) and I'd already posted about the excellent film in 2014 (you can read it here), I thought I'd try something a little different.  So here we go...


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The Rebel Alliance, laying low on the ice planet of Hoth, is tracked down by the Empire and attacked. Han & Chewie take Princess Leia and C3PO - after a chase through an asteroid field - to Bespin, where an old friend called Landa Calrissian isn’t pe ...more
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Mirabelle is a shop assistant in her mid-twenties, working in the glove department at Niemans in LA. Adrift in the world and lonely, she spends most of her day leaning on the counter waiting for a customer (there aren’t many) and her evenings drawing ...more
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The group is trying to work out which feature to work on next when one almost falls into their laps. Mary’s father, a misanthropic alcoholic who controls her life, hates intellectuals (and plenty more besides) since his wife left him for a French tea ...more
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Book 87 of the 89 volume Coronet run, this is another excellent collection taken from “It Doesn’t Take much To Attract A Crowd” and “If Beagles Could Fly”, this was published in 1990 (I read the Fawcett edition from that year) and features strips fro ...more
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Steve Granger immediately realises there’s something wrong with the grey man and when he starts to follow him, Steve knows he is right.
A taut novella, this is set in a cash-strapped Derby with a High Street going to wrack-and-ruin, businesses closing
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It's normal to see bodies on the set of an adult film. But when they're dead bodies and the cast and crew discover they're trapped in a house with a serial killer, Quarry's got his work cut out for him.
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Another winner, this summer book by Sue takes place completely in Malta and she captures a sense of the place - and it’s weather - really well, enough that the island almost becomes another character. The leads, Rosa and Zach, are as complicated, fre ...more
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