Minor but mysterious DWJ publishing weirdness.
hallieod at indigo.ie
Tue Jun 29 09:37:55 EDT 2004
I finally got the answer to something which had been puzzling me for
a while when I saw a copy of _Fantasy Stories_ in a bookshop
yesterday. This was a Kingfisher edition, and it appears to have
been reprinted last year, from info on Amazon.co.uk. Anyway, the
mystery was that I'd read the excerpt from Langley's _The Land of
Green Ginger_ in _Fantasy Stories_, but then gave away an extra copy
(either to Dorian or Philip I think) and afterwards saw that the
extract is not in the copy I still have (also Kingfisher, but
earlier, different ISBN, and US). Drove me mad for a long time, as I
was so sure I'd seen it in the book!
I find it hard to imagine that Kingfisher decided not to publish the
extract for reasons of non-PC-ness, but can't immediately come up
with any alternative explanation. And of course everyone may not be
as interested in this as I am, but it was such fun picking up
_Fantasy Stories_ and discovering that DWJ was also a fan - not to
mention worrying to think I might have imagined the whole thing!
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