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Talespinning [Kindle Edition]

David J Howe , Sam Stone
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In front of him, backlit by a faint green glow, a third figure seemed to appear from the motes of dust floating in the air. It took a step towards him, metal instruments clinking gently at its waist. Tony sat staring at the figure. His heart was beating nineteen to the dozen, and, despite the chill air, sweat broke out on his pate and started to run down his temples.

Horror stalking the streets, druggies after the latest high, fairies in the garden and haunted thrash metal albums ... just some of the bizarre and compelling tales from the talented pen of David J Howe.

Encompassing short stories, screenplays, and extracts from other pieces, talespinning is a fascinating dip into the unknown. If vampires, imaginary dogs, time-travelling ghosts and wishes that come true appeal, then this collection has something for you!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 457 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Telos Publishing (20 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B40AOFG
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #630,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David J Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over thirty years. He has been consultant to a large number of publishers and manufacturers for their Doctor Who lines, and is author or co-author of over thirty factual titles associated with the show. He also has one of the largest collections of Doctor Who merchandise in the world.

David was contributing editor to Starburst Magazine for seventeen years from 1984 - 2001. Since 1994 he was book reviews editor for Shivers Magazine until it ceased publication in 2008. In addition he has written articles, interviews and reviews for a wide number of publications, including Fear, Dreamwatch, Infinity, Stage and Television Today, The Dark Side, Doctor Who Magazine, The Guardian, Film Review, SFX, Sci-Fi Entertainment, Collectors' Gazette, Deathray and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

He edited the bi-monthly newsletter of the British Fantasy Society from 1992 to 1995, and also edited and published several books for them, including the British and World Fantasy Award shortlisted Manitou Man, a limited edition hardback and paperback collection of short fiction by horror author Graham Masterton. He was Chair of the BFS from 2010 to 2011, and edited their fortieth anniversary anthology, Full Fathom Forty, published in September 2011.

He wrote the book Reflections: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Bradbury for Dragon's World Publishers and has contributed short fiction to Peeping Tom, Dark Asylum, Decalog, Dark Horizons, Kimota, Perfect Timing, Perfect Timing II, Missing Pieces, Shrouded by Darkness and Murky Depths, and factual articles to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted and The Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction. He wrote the screenplay for Daemos Rising, a film released on DVD by Reeltime Pictures in 2004. A book of his fiction, talespinning, appeared from Telos Publishing in September 2011.

He is Editorial Director of Telos Publishing Ltd, a UK based independent press specialising in horror/science fiction Novellas, crime novels, and guides to a variety of film and TV shows. In 2006 the company won the World Fantasy Award for their publishing work, and in 2010 celebrated their tenth anniversary while also receiving the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press in 2010 and 2011. He writes about Doctor Who merchandise for Doctor Who Insider magazine, and contributes liner notes for BBC Audio's range of Doctor Who novelisation CDs.

NOTE: Unfortunately Amazon is unable to list some of the books that I have edited because they cannot find evidence that I did this. So some of the BFS published ones won't show on my listing. The ones that this affects are:

Clive Barker: Mythmaker for the Millennium (by Suzanne J Barbieri)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Talespinning: A triumph from David J Howe 19 Jan. 2013
By Alex
Format:Paperback
"Welcome to my mind." This is how we are greeted by David J Howe in the Introduction to this book; a greeting which could not be more appropriate. "Talespinning" is a collection of stories and writing from Howe, an extremely diverse and talented writer. This book is a real treasure trove containing short stories, screenplays and short extracts, making the book unique and entertaining. "Party Girl" stood out to me as an extremely strong piece which I found evocative and filled with suspense. Howe's description is vivid and effective, creating a feeling of fear and wonder. This narrative left me wanting to find out more! "My Garden" is yet another excellent story with a sinister feel; what if such things as the tooth fairy were real? How innocent and harmless would they be? A truly spinechilling thought. "Talespinning" benefits from the mixture of writing styles within the collection. Each piece is new and original, fresh and unique. The book is a collection of brilliant and engaging work from David J Howe which has enabled him to show the diversity of his writing. I look forward to reading much more of his work in the future.
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