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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     

Karsa Orlong

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About Karsa Orlong

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  • Birthday 02/15/1966

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    Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
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  • Location:
    On my ship the Rocinante, wheeling through the galaxies
  • Interests
    Books - fantasy, sf, crime, thriller, history
    Music - Rush, Opeth, Riverside, Epica, Porcupine Tree
    Writing - currently not working on 'that' novel!

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  1. Live Music

    Always good to see another Epica fan around I'm going to see Delain next week. I'm not really going for Delain (think they're decidedly average) but for Cellar Darling, who are one of the support acts. It's their first ever UK gig. Kind of amusing that they're playing London the night before Eluveitie (as they're three ex-members of Eluveitie).
  2. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I never even made it to the end of the second season Switched to Agent Carter and now The Last Ship for my Bridget fix
  3. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    Supergirl's pretty much the only one I'm watching now - and, as you say, it's just okay. I gave up on Arrow and Legends last season, and The Flash has gone downhill faster than Barry Allen can run. Didn't even make it through one episode of Shannara
  4. Star Trek Discovery

    Should be fairly soon, hopefully. The third episode was the best bit of 'Trek' I've seen in many a long year
  5. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I love how Supergirl is casting so many previous Superman/Supergirl actors - first Dean Cain and Helen Slater. Now we seem to be in the midst of a Lois Lane-off - Teri Hatcher last season, now Erica Durance
  6. Strictly Come Dancing

    Must be very difficult, if one is pigeon-toed, to sort that out whilst trying to remember everything else.
  7. Strictly Come Dancing

    I thought I just did
  8. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    The Orville season 1 Star Trek: Discovery season 1 Fringe season 3 re-watch Stranger Things season 1 re-watch
  9. Star Trek Discovery

    Four episodes in and there's room for (a lot of) improvement. The Orville is doing a far better job of being Star Trek than this is, frankly.
  10. Strictly Come Dancing

    Alexandra's last three dances have been fantastic. That jive was brilliant. Couple of tiny stumbles but never mind. Gemma's starting to look really good, too. I like Aston, though. It's about time Manrarararara won it.
  11. The Gaming Box

    Hope you do! It's a remarkable game that gets better and better as it progresses
  12. Your Book Activity - March 2017

    Just started The Bounty, a non-fiction book about some mutiny or other (surprisingly!), by Caroline Alexander.
  13. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    The only thing I'm really (re)watching at the moment is Fringe season 2. I've just about given up on all the DC shows. They all seem to have jumped the shark now - too many characters with new ones who aren't very good. Arrow's the prime culprit. I really, really hate what they've done with Wells in The Flash. Even Supergirl has taken a nosedive and I used to be able to rely on that for a few laughs, at least. Really must catch up on Agents of SHIELD, though - I'm about four episodes behind at the moment