RED SNOW: the new Special X thriller

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Postby Slade » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:15 pm

Because Canada wasn't born from a cataclysmic revolution (America, France, and Russia), but rather from the stroke of a pen in London, we had to find other ways to define ourselves. In the end, we fixed on two icons: the Mounties and hockey.

On Sunday, Canada ground to a halt. One in three Canadians, or more than 10 million people, watched the hockey game between Canada and the States. It was the most watched sporting event in Canadian history. Our defeat was catastrophic because it threatened to keep us from a rematch with our arch-rivals: Russia. By defeating Germany yesterday, we're back in the game.

Red Snow is a fitting label for the match tonight (how many entendres can you squeeze out of that?), and since it happens at the Olympics, the post goes here.

Here's the history leading up to this game:

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/hockey/story ... ussia.html

The intense rivalry goes back to the 1972 Canada-Soviet Hockey Series, when Paul Henderson scored the most famous goal in hockey history with just 34 seconds of play left in the deciding game:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0001240

Complete with fights, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vp1OvDU ... re=related

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Postby e_taylor » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:29 pm

This one surely added fuel to the fire that is the Canada-Russia hockey rivalry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZMEE7tlq6A
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Postby Slade » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:57 pm

Don't you know how hockey was invented? A creative Canadian threw out the idea, "What about boxing on ice?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhRlMYRu ... re=related
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Postby ToxicScott » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:53 am

That 87 Junior fight is still talked about today. I think it was the only time two teams were kicked out of the tournament.
Legendary game today against the Russians and we pounded them 7-3.
Being born and raised in Vancouver and now living in Australia it's tough to have to watch it from 17 hours ahead and to not be in a pub in town.
Looking good for US-Canada gold medal game.
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Postby Vcela » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:43 am

Did somebody say hockey fights?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-25s4uwFQ

and congratulations to the Canadian Women's team on their gold!
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Postby Slade » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:16 am

You'll find much of what drives Mephisto in this killer's psychology:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14275981

See the connections?

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Postby dreab trawets » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:49 am

Wow...

So similar in many ways...
Once again Slade writes something that comes to pass in real life...

Was he a lurking Sladist?

Out of interest guv'nor has anybody actually cited your books as a reason for a criminal enterprise?
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Postby Rush_Grrl » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:25 am

That article about the plant is disturbing!!! Next they will be eating dogs, then humans....!
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Postby dreab trawets » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Remake of day of the triffids for tv.. search for the plant eating man scene..
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Postby Mbwun » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:52 pm

I've only got one thing to say about that plant ...

"Feed me Seymour, feed me all night long. Feeeeeeeeed me!"

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Postby krista in ma » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:28 pm

Mbwun wrote:I've only got one thing to say about that plant ...

"Feed me Seymour, feed me all night long. Feeeeeeeeed me!"

:wink: :lol:


One of the dogs I work with is named Seymour..... if he could speak, I'm sure he would want to know why I keep yelling at him to "Feeeeeeeeeed me!!!!!" :P
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Re: RED SNOW: the new Special X thriller

Postby dreab trawets » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:16 pm

Cool ebook cover for RED SNOW on the main page..
Might look good on the PRINT ON DEMAND book..


And in the gallery..
Do I recognise a certain persons work for all the ecovers?

But I like the picture underneath better.
Just my views.

Still think we should have a box set with a picture on the spine.
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Re: RED SNOW: the new Special X thriller

Postby Judy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:19 pm

Well . . . I'm waiting impatiently . . . now I'll have to buy eBooks editions of all of them . . . Then I can save all my print editions in their (almost) pristine condition. Besides . . . I'll have them all on one device and can go through and read them all again . . . (in order). :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: RED SNOW: the new Special X thriller

Postby Slade » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:03 am

The E-Book covers are the combined work of PohlSE, Maryland Manson, and Slade.

Mostly PohlSE, with concept backup by MM and - to a lesser extent - me.

A new technology demands a new type of cover design. For the first time in 30 years, Slade has an overall "look."

Also, each image goes to the heart of the novel.

Paper books are dying faster than anyone expected. They're too hard to distribute and cost way too much.

No sooner did Microsoft announce its new tablet...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18500954

...than, in the blink of an eye, Google announced this:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18618521

The Future is Now, Sladists.

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