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« on: March 06, 2010, 04:06:13 PM »
First off, thanks for offering me some dedicated space.

Whilst I've been writing since 1988, my first short story was published in 1994. Since that date I've taken on many roles: author, publisher (Elastic Press, 2002-2008), editor (BFS New Horizons magazine, 2008-present), reviewer (Zine, The Fix, VideoVista), proofreader, typesetter, and some webdesign.

I've had over 70 short stories published in a variety of genres. I tend to think of myself as a slipstream author, whatever that means, precisely because it means whatever I want it to mean :)

Aside from magazine publications, these are my books:

"The Virtual Menagerie" - short story collection, Elastic Press, 2002 (short-listed for a BFS award)

"Moon Beaver" - novel, ENC Press, 2004.

"Beyond Each Blue Horizons" - short story collection, Crowswing Books, 2005 (short-listed for a BFS award)

"Residue" - short story collection - non genre - HalfCut Publications, 2006

"And God Created Zombies" - novella, NewCon Press, 2009


I consider myself a short story writer at heart, although have just written another couple of novellas which I'm trying to place at the moment.

And I have the following short stories forthcoming:

"Red Or White", The Bitten Word, NewCon Press
"The Cruekus Effect", Morpheus Tales
"Up", Catastrophia, PS Publishing
"Pansy Blade Cassandra Moko", Zahir
"Ennui", Art From Art anthology
"Your Golden Hands", PostScripts
"Deadtime", Crimespree

In the unlikely event there are any questions, feel free to shout them at me here :)

Oh, and I'm here on the web at www.andrew-hook.com

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 09:57:33 AM »
Do you think that you will re-establish Elastic Press or are you going to concentrate on writing from now on? Or both?

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 05:29:34 PM »
Hi Ally

I won't be re-establishing Elastic Press. It was a great six years and we went out on a real high (winning a total of four awards in the last year, including two BFS awards), but it served its purpose and I was always a writer before I was a publisher. It was time to quit whilst I was ahead and I'm glad I did.

Plus, since ending Elastic Press in November 2008, I've written three novellas and about 14 short stories; having not written anything for two years prior to that. Ultimately, both roles were competing for time, and I know what I'd rather be doing :)

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 04:21:59 PM »
AND GOD CREATED ZOMBIES



'John Baker’s life keeps going from bad to worse. Against a background of global recession and financial meltdown, first he loses his job and then he loses his girlfriend…

Oh, and then, of course, there are the zombies…'



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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 06:19:15 PM »
At World Horror Con in Brighton on the Sunday I'll be moderating the following panel:

SUNDAY: 11:00am – Noon I’D LIKE TO THANK ALL MY FRIENDS…
DO AWARDS REALLY MATTER? Lounge
Awards are lovely things to win. Or even to be nominated for. But do they really make much difference to a writer’s career? And should you really solicit votes from your friends and colleagues just so you can "win"? Some lucky winners (and losers) share their thoughts.

I'm not yet aware who will be joining me, but other than the BFS awards I'm not completely sure of the breadth of genre awards out there and whether they are panel or member voted. Can anyone enlighten me so I have a head start and don't have to do the research myself ;)

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 10:02:32 PM »
Hugo Awards - member voted (Worldcon)
Nebula Awards - member voted (SFWA)
BSFA Awards - member voted (BSFA)
David Gemmell Awards - open to anyone who wants to vote online
Arthur C. Clarke Award - panel
Mythopoeic Awards - Membership for noms, then panel for final votes
World Fantasy Awards - Panel
Sidewise Awards - Panel
Tiptree Award - Panel
International Horror Guild Awards - Panel

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 10:51:27 PM »
Thanks Jen! Exactly what I needed to know :)

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 05:08:45 PM »
Well, the award panel seemed to run well at World Horror with several people saying congrats on how it went. Thanks to Jen for the above info which really helped.

Update on my stories: at World Horror Con my story "Red Or White" was published in The Bitten Word vampire anthology from NewCon Press, also I've recently had a story, "Pansy Blade Cassandra Moko", published online in the wonderful Zahir magazine. All their online stories are collated in a print anthology at the end of the year, but it can be read now for free: http://zahirtales.com/pansyblade.html

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 11:14:32 PM »
Updates on my short stories since I first posted here:

"Red Or White" has appeared in The Bitten Word (NewCon Press)
"The Onion Code" has appeared in Where The Heart Is (Grey Friar Press)

I've had a few recent acceptances, and so the following is an updated list of stories due to appear over the next 12 months or so:

"The Cruekus Effect" (Morpheus Tales)
"Up" (Catastrophia anthology)
"Ennui" (Art From Art anthology)
"Your Golden Hands" (PostScripts)
"Deadtime" (Crimespree)
"Blue Sky World" (Music From Another World)
"Love Is The Drug" (Null Immortalis - Nemonymous Ten)
"Cling" (The View From Here)
"Beyond Each Blue Horizon" (Never Again)

Also, some book news will follow as soon as I can officially announce it!

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 04:56:34 AM »
Also, some book news will follow as soon as I can officially announce it!

You mean this news? http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=2654.0
Ian Alexander Martin; Proprietor, Atomic Fez Publishing


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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 09:30:54 PM »
Fingers crossed my 'entertainment', "Ponthe Oldenguine", will be available at FantasyCon tomorrow! In any event, I'll be reading from the book at 10am on Saturday morning. I'm also on a panel at 7pm Sunday night on small press publishing.

Updating my short stories, these have now appeared:

"Love Is The Drug" (Null Immortalis)
"Blue Sky World" (Music From Another World)

Others will be in anthologies launched at FCon: "Up" (Catastrophia, PS Publishing), and "Beyond Each Blue Horizon" (Never Again, Gray Friar Press).

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 05:25:25 PM »
I thought Blue Sky World was excellent, Andrew.

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 05:24:07 PM »
Cheers Jim! I've yet to read the other stories in the book, but it looks great.

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Re: Andrew Hook
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 08:00:14 PM »
More story updates:

The Cruekus Effect has been published in Morpheus Tales #10
Cling has been published in The View From Here

The following will be due out shortly (some sooner than others):

Pansy Blade Cassandra Moko (Zahir) - print copy due soon, already available to be read online
Ennui (Art From Art anthology)
Your Golden Hands (PostScripts)
Deadtime (Crimespree) – apparently this is in the post to me
Jump (Terminal Earth anthology)
PhotoTherapy (Murky Depths) – next issue

And yes, I was that masked penguin at FantasyCon. Why? Visit www.pontheoldenguine.co.uk

And as of this week I seem to be writing a crime novel: "Step Away From The Girl".

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 10:25:15 AM »
Had a couple of stories published recently:

"PhotoTherapy" in Murky Depths
"Pansy Blade Cassandra Moko" in Zahir

That's ten stories and one novel so far this year :)

Finished writing the crime novel, now titled "The Immortalists". Will be editing that in the New Year.

Sold a story, "Kodokushi", to Postscripts recently too.