The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Monday, 21 November 2011


They say you should bask in the good ones and learn from the bad ones and at the end of the day a review is only one person's opinion.

Today - we bask.

Part of being an author is shameless self-promotion.  I'm learning that.  Over at the website I put together a "Review" page for my story Symbiosis.  It's accessible from the main page of the website.

I thought I'd add the info here as well:

Symbiosis Reviews

My short story, Symbiosis, in Evolve Two has received a good deal of positive attention from reviewers. 
Here’s what people are saying:

Publishers Weekly:

“a simple attempt at companionship between a lonely human and an unexpectedly endangered vampire in David Beynon's "Symbiosis.”

Innsmouth Free Press:

“The last piece of the first section, David Beynon’s “Symbiosis”, is one of the stronger pieces in the book, largely because of its streamlined (emotionally potent) structure and extraordinarily effective writing. It’s a prototypical “down and out” interchange between two characters in a world gone mad with paranoia, that’s chosen to focus its wrath on an easy target: vampires. And it’s got a great premise, which Beynon himself put best in his wrap-up: “‘Symbiosis’ arose from a news story about thermal imaging used to screen for spiking levels of fevers of clientele at a nightclub in Singapore. I wondered what they would do if they discovered someone registering as room temperature.”


The best story in the book is, arguably, David Beynon's "Symbiosis", a splendid, insightful piece rewriting the difficult relationship between men and vampires by emphasizing their similar conditions of loneliness and need.


“ "Symbiosis" by David Brynan is a quiet tale of politeness and dispair.”