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The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« on: 19 November, 2008, 12:57:02 PM »
Wonder if anyone got that book? as got it from shop... I enjoy reading it... some was bit weak, others was good!

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #1 on: 25 November, 2008, 12:04:27 AM »
I just got mine via the postal delaivery service.

It's slighty damaged and I will try and return it with the other books that are slightly damaged aswell.

Other that they are very promicing.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #2 on: 25 November, 2008, 02:24:52 AM »
A quick note for American readers: this is due to appear in US shops on Wednesday.  No sign, however, of Kingdom.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #3 on: 04 December, 2008, 01:35:26 PM »
A review:

http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/12/03/re ... re-shocks/

It is a pity that:

    It is on the blog - no love for 2000 AD in the main part of the site?

    They don't actually say whether they think it is good or not - although it seems a positive review.
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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #4 on: 04 December, 2008, 09:20:43 PM »
He's also got the same snotty and dismissive tone re:Future Shocks that always annoys the shit out of me when I see it from you lot.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #5 on: 04 December, 2008, 10:06:03 PM »
I like what was said on the blog or in the preface.

Something I briefly read.

Before I put the book back down.

Something about how a person's body goes through a complete chemical change every seven years.

Like, I have seen people change over time and would almost believe that.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #6 on: 04 December, 2008, 10:21:40 PM »
Newsarama's main site hasn't been worth reading for years.  I just bookmark the blog.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #7 on: 04 December, 2008, 10:28:04 PM »
That reviewer sounds like a bit of a pillock. My favourite description of Future Shocks was Christopher Nolan when he called them little Twilight Zones. They were always an integral part of the prog and I'm pleased they still are. Pretty much anything that isn't Wagner Dredd gets labelled as filler sometimes and thats a shame.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #8 on: 05 December, 2008, 07:01:00 AM »
It's a neat collection, but I would have loved it if Candy and the Catchman was in there as well, that ones great.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #9 on: 05 December, 2008, 08:26:16 AM »
I consider this one to be third in the series.

After Alan Moore's Future Shocks and Storming Heaven.

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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #10 on: 12 January, 2009, 02:07:51 AM »
Can anyone tell me which cover is the original and which one the variant?
I have the one with the green Tharg.
Always loved Future shocks in the seventies....when I was a kid. Would look forward to those short stories, still do so with Twisted tales.
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Re: The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks
« Reply #11 on: 12 January, 2009, 12:21:15 PM »
Quote from: "highjon"
Can anyone tell me which cover is the original and which one the variant?
There is no variant cover. The green Tharg one is the only cover for the book. Any other covers seen online are temporary placeholders so that the book can be solicited for pre-order.