Author Archives: KevinGBufton

In the (Amazon) Prime of life

So I recently took out a subscription to Amazon Prime. I didn’t mean to: if I’m being honest, I took out the free month’s trial so I could take advantage of the free postage and packing over Christmas. I honestly don’t utilise enough of its perks to make it a worthwhile investment for  me.

It’s possible that might change, now that I’ve discovered Prime Reading. From what I can tell, it’s essentially a scaled-down version of Kindle Unlimited, with only a fraction of the range of that service but, at the same time, free books are free books, right?

Right.

I’m in the middle of one of my hardbacks at the moment, so I have haven’t had a chance to peruse everything on offer, but I might give it a go this weekend before my trial expires and see whether its something I’d want to commit to.

If you’ve got any recommendations, hit me up with them in the comments section.

 

Bufton on Books: ‘The Good and the Bad / Run for Your Life Nick McClusky’ by Jack Bantry and Nathan Robinson (2014)

THE GOOD AND THE BAD / RUN FOR YOUR LIFE NICK MCCLUSKY by Jack Bantry and Nathan Robinson
2014 | Splatterpunk Zine | chapbook | 28 pages
Horror | Splatterpunk


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Two new and exclusive stories by Splatterpunk editor Jack Bantry and popular horror writer Nathan Robinson. The chapbook is limited to 100 signed copies and includes full colour cover art by Dan Henk.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
* ‘The Good and the Bad’ by Jack Bantry (2014)
* ‘Run for Your Life Nick McClusky’ by Nathan Robinson (2014)


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Bufton on Books: ‘Futuria Fantasia: Issue #4’ by Various (1940)

FUTURIA FANTASIA: ISSUE #4 by Various Artists [edited by Ray Bradbury]
1940 | self-published | Kindle edition | 20 pages
Science Fiction


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The fourth of four issues of a science fiction fanzine produced and edited by a young Ray Bradbury in his late teens, and which would feature some well-known future writers in the SF scene.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
* ‘Gorgono and Slith’ by Ray Bradbury (1940)
* ‘Heil!’ by Lyle Monroe [a.k.a. Robert A. Heinlein] (1940)
* ‘The Phantoms’ by Joseph E. Kellerman [a.k.a. Joseph E. Kelleam] (1940)
* ‘Thoughts on the Worldstate’ by Henry Kuttner (1940)
* ‘Would You?’ by J. Harvey Haggard (1940)
* ‘The Piper’ by Ron Reynolds [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1940)
* ‘The Itching Hour’ by Damon Knight (1940)
* ‘I’ve Never Seen’ by Hannes Bok (1940)
* ‘Ninevah’ by J.E. Kelleam [a.k.a. Joseph E. Kelleam] (1940)


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Bufton on Books: ‘Atrocious Madness’ by Jack Bantry and Nathan Robinson (2015)

ATROCIOUS MADNESS by Jack Bantry and Nathan Robinson
2015 | Splatterpunk Zine | chapbook | 20 pages
Horror | Splatterpunk


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This mini-collection collaborative chapbook consists of a joint story by the two authors, plus a solo tale by each of them.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
* ‘Squash’ by Jack Bantry and Nathan Robinson (2013)
* ‘Keep Safe’ by Jack Bantry (2011)
* ‘Weather Girl’ by Nathan Robinson (2012)


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Bufton on Books: ‘Futuria Fantasia: Issue #3’ by Various (1940)

FUTURIA FANTASIA: ISSUE #3 by Various Artists [edited by Ray Bradbury]
1940 | self-published | Kindle edition | 26 pages
Science Fiction


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The third of four issues of a science fiction fanzine produced and edited by a young Ray Bradbury in his late teens, and which would feature some well-known future writers in the SF scene.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
* ‘The Voice of Scariliop’ by H.V.B. [a.k.a. Hannes Bok] (1940)
* ‘Aw G’wan!’ by Henry Hasse (1940)
* ‘The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa’ by Ron Reynolds [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1940)
* ‘The Intruder’ by Emil Petaja (1940)
* ‘Asphodel:’ by E.T. Pine [a.k.a. Emil Petaja] (1940)
* ‘Marmok’ by Emil Petaja (1940)
* ‘Hades’ by Guy Amory [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1940)
* ‘The Best Ways to Get Around’ by Ross Rocklynne (1940)
* ‘The Symphonic Abduction’ by Antony Corvais [a.k.a. Hannes Bok] (1940)
* ‘As I Remember’ by Omega [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1940)


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Bufton on Books: ‘Live Action Hentai’ by Kerry Lipp (2016)

LIVE ACTION HENTAI by Kerry Lipp
2016 | New Kink Books | paperback | 44 pages
horror | erotica | bizarro


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Enter live action hentai: Mt. Everest of the porn industry. No one has scaled that mountain and lived to tell the tale. In fact, nobody’s even attempted to scale that fucking mountain. Now legendary porn producer Fitzel Kingswood has a plan and he’s recruited Elsa, a disillusioned pornstar who thinks she’s seen and done it all. With millions of dollars at stake and a marketing plan that can’t possibly fail, it’s time to get Squidfucked.


BONUS MATERIAL
* ‘A Hot, Wet End to a Long Dry Spell’ (2013)


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One in the Bag

Pleased to announce that I’ve just finished my first story of the year.

It’s nothing epic – just a wee drabble (that’s a story of exactly 100 words, fact fans) – that I’ve written for The Great Lakes Drabble Contest #10. It’s called GUILTY PLEASURES, and I’ve I’ve spend this evening writing, revising and editing it and now I’ve just submitted that bad boy.

It’s may not sound like a major achievement but when you haven’t written a piece of fiction in over ten months, it’s nice to know that you’re capable of knocking a story together, however brief.

Now that I’ve got that one out of the way, I can move onto something more substantial.

 

Bufton on Books: ‘Futuria Fantasia: Issue #2’ by Various (1939)

FUTURIA FANTASIA: ISSUE #2 by Various Artists [edited by Ray Bradbury]
1939 | self-published | Kindle edition | 27 pages
Science Fiction


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The second of four issues of a science fiction fanzine produced and edited by a young Ray Bradbury in his late teens, and which would feature some well-known future writers in the SF scene.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
* ‘The Galapurred Forsendyke: A Tale of the Indies’ by H.V.B. [a.k.a. Hannes Bok] (1939)
* ‘I’m Through!’ by Foo E. Onya [a.k.a. Henry Hasse] (1939)
* ‘Satan’s Mistress’ by Doug Rogers [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1939)
* ‘Lost Soul’ by Henry Hasse (1939)
* ‘The Truth About Goldfish’ by Henry Kuttner (1939)
* ‘God Busters’ by Erick Freyor [a.k.a. Forrest J. Ackerman] (1939)
* ‘The Pendulum’ by Anonymous [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1939)
* ‘Is It True What They Say About Kuttner? or, the Man with the Weird Tale’ by Guy Amory [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1939)
* ‘Return from Death’ by Anthony Corvais [a.k.a. Hannes Bok]
(1939)


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Goals and Targets

Wow, three posts in as many days!

If my previous experience running a blog has taught me nothing else, it’s that you should not get used to this particular state of affairs. Chalk it up to New Year’s exuberance, and draw a line under it.

I’m not saying that this kind of pace won’t continue, but I wouldn’t hold your breath if I were you.

So, what’s today’s wee chat all about? As the title suggests, it’s my goals and targets for 2018, both personally and professionally.

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Bufton on Books: ‘Futuria Fantasia: Issue #1’ by Various (1939)

FUTURIA FANTASIA: ISSUE #1 by Various Artists [edited by Ray Bradbury]
1939 | self-published | Kindle edition | 17 pages
Science Fiction


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The first of four issues of a science fiction fanzine produced and edited by a young Ray Bradbury in his late teens, and which would feature some well-known future writers in the SF scene.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
* ‘The Revenge of the Scientists’ by T. Bruce Yerke (1939)
* ‘Don’t Get Technatal’ by Ron Reynolds [a.k.a. Ray Bradbury] (1939)
* ‘The Record’ by Forrest J. Ackerman (1933)
* ‘Thought and Space’ by Ray Bradbury (1939)


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