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Almost done with this anthology of Lovecraftian short stories…

Yesterday I read one where, I swear, the author was channeling the same writing personality that I’d tap into when I did stuff for my creative nonfiction class. 240 more words

Happy 124th Birthday to H.P. Lovecraft!!!

124 years ago today, the famous American author H. P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He died March 15, 1937 at the age of 46 in poverty, as his stories were virtually unknown at the time. 129 more words



The Dimension Scales and Other Stories

by Garry Abbott

(2014) by Garry Abbott, ebook, 188 pages

“Something happened, and the world splintered…”

A thoroughly weird and at times chilling collection of 14 tales teetering between Science Fiction and pure whimsy.

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Robert Aickman

To mark the centenary of the birth of Robert Aickman – one of our greatest horror writers – Faber and Faber are publishing new editions of four of his ‘strange story’ collections. 47 more words


Chac Mool

I’ve been awash in translations of Spanish-language literature lately (more on that in a future article); it’s been fascinating reading. One of the things I’ve learned in my reading is that Carlos Fuentes wrote quite a few short stories. 897 more words



I think that, by immersing myself in some truly remarkable weird fiction, I have a more keen appreciation for what makes things wrong. Primarily, that thing is imagination. 620 more words

Reading Short Fiction

My reading habits have changed a little recently, in that I’ve started to fairly regularly read short fiction. Usually I spend all my reading time on novels; I’ve had a few magazine subscriptions (Electric Velocipede, Weird Tales, Fireside Magazine), but what always happens is after a few issues I start putting them to one side and never getting back to them – I still have years-old issues, unread. 430 more words