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Grab an advance copy of Butte Crack

Posted January 4, 2017 into The Dave by John Birmingham

I haven't settled on the final copy yet, but this is pretty close. I'd like to,send it out tomorrow. If you have a story in there, give it the once over for any howling errors that might have crept in.

Copy available here.

Or just cut and paste this link:

http://dl.bookfunnel.com/xvn69bofer

It took a lot longer than I'd hoped because of formatting issues. Looking at you, Sparty. I also disinterred a bunch of fan fic from the blog which I was tempted to run, but didn't. Maybe a second volume.

I'd like to do more of these in future, now that I know what's involved.

Anyway, if the contributors have changes, let me know below.

17 Responses to ‘Grab an advance copy of Butte Crack’

Sparty2 is gonna tell you...

Posted January 4, 2017
Bows head in shame.
Spotted some mistakes (mine ) I'll send on asap.

MUST focus on work (and not goofing off to read this ) -the entire book looks really good - really pleased to see it up!

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted January 5, 2017
Loving it. The world of "the Dave" expanding outward.

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sparty2 ducks in to say...

Posted January 5, 2017
Great story Boylan- this constant reader enjoyed it

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted January 5, 2017
Thank you. I had significant help.

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jason is gonna tell you...

Posted January 5, 2017
Looks like my afternoon suddenly became booked out.

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Myriads mutters...

Posted January 5, 2017
Not sure if they count as typos, but in your own story you use British-isms to describe the car parts 'tyre' 'bonnet' 'boot'. For story set in the US with US characters they seem a touch jarring. My apologies if this was intended.

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted January 5, 2017
No, it's not. What are the US terms? Wheel, hood and trunk?

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Myriads ducks in to say...

Posted January 5, 2017
Tyre = Tire if you just mean the rubber part. Wheel for general coverage of the Rubber and metal rim together.

Bonnet = Hood

Boot = Trunk

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

Posted January 5, 2017
Cheers.

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insomniac puts forth...

Posted January 5, 2017
I've got a double "enough" in my story somewhere.

Given I dashed these off basically as a first draft I now see the great value in a second rewrite and editing. Thanks for adding a few deft touches to my story.

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Surtac would have you know...

Posted January 5, 2017
Ok, just checked my contribution. It's a little different in some places to what I submitted but not substantially so and I think I can understand why the editorial changes were made (happy to discuss John if you have a spare five minutes sometime).

I note the Firefly reference came out, but the Neal Asher one is still there. :)

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 5, 2017
Serious fun, dudes and mates. I am honored to be included in such a talented crowd.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted January 5, 2017
John, I caught only a couple of typos. Do I identify them here or via email?

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Rob puts forth...

Posted January 5, 2017
awesome. I knew the ending wouldn't stand as originally written. Otherwise the continuity of the Dave would be wrecked.

There is a typo. "lotto panel damage' should be 'lots of panel damage? '

That story was bought to by the Tasmanian Government, sponsors of wannabe artists pretending to work (but really writing short stories and dicking around on the internet)

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Ceramic mumbles...

Posted January 5, 2017
Oh bugger, I missed this post. Aah, I had already said I couldn't work on fiction just then didn't I.
Never mind. I like what you did there - setting the context of the seminar.
It was really nice to see my name in print ????
Thanks for the opportunity JB.
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ShaneAlpha puts forth...

Posted January 5, 2017
JB's magic blue pencil excised some utter crap from one of mine (thank god.) Ended better and also removed a whopper of a mistake that I didn't pick up on until I read the published version today.

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