Looming Low

Edited by Justin Steele & Sam Cowan


The Convexity of Our Youth — Kurt Fawver
The Stories We Tell About Ghosts — A.C. Wise
In Canada — Michael Wehunt
The Second Door — Brian Evenson
The Christiansen Deaths — Daniel Mills
Dusk Urchin — Betty Rocksteady
The Gin House, 1935 — Livia Llewellyn
This Unquiet Space — Damien Angelica Walters
We Grope Together and Avoid Speech — Sunny Moraine
Heirloom — Brooke Warra
That Which Does Not Kill You — Lucy A. Snyder
Doused by Night — Simon Strantzas
We Are All Bone Inside — Kaaron Warren
Outside, A Drifter — Lisa L. Hannett
The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic — Kristi DeMeester
When the Blue Sky Breaks — Scott Nicolay
Mirror Bias — Craig Laurance Gidney
Boisea trivittata — Anya Martin
Rock n’ Roll Death Squad — Michael Cisco
Alligator Point — S.P. Miskowski
Stranger in the House — Jeffrey Thomas
SPARAGMOS — Christopher Slatsky
Banishments — Richard Gavin
The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun — Michael Griffin
Live Through This — Nadia Bulkin
Distant Dark Places — Gemma Files

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Year’s Best Weird Fiction: Vol. 4


My previous reviews of UNDERTOW PUBLICATIONS are linked from HERE

Edited by Helen Marshall and Michael Kelly

Stories by Aki Schilz, Katie Knoll, Jeffrey Ford, Irenosen Okojie, Sarah Tolmie, Dale Bailey, Usman T. Malik, Daisy Johnson, Octavia Cade, Sam J. Miller, Indrapramit Das, Johanna Sinisalo, Camilla Grudova, Gary Budden, Malcolm Devlin.

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Wikid Exdux

3F093B6A-E2C6-41D1-AA5B-9B916E67274DHaving someone point out to me yesterday that the DF Lewis Wikipedia (first erected by someone else in 2006) has been deleted, I accept this with equanimity. I have already morphed back to Des Lewis, in any event.

Reason given on Wikipedia site:
“He has some coverage in the world of small press publication (blogs and private websites as well as print), and has himself been published extensively in small press and self-published format as well as some stories in anthologies from bigger publishers. But that is not sufficient: there’s a lack of reviews or other critical commentary in reliable sources (which would include newspapers, magazines from major publishers, academic sources, independent websites with a proper editorial structure, etc), no evidence of major awards, and no indication of importance outside of a small, self-regarding world. Nemonymous should also be considered for deletion for its lack of coverage by independent third parties.”

I do not have a copy of the final Wikipedia entry, but this was its thrust:

Received the British Fantasy Society Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1998.

The Three Ages:

1. 1986-2000 – Over 1000 fiction publications in magazines and anthologies, culminating in the Prime Books ‘Weirdmonger’ collection. (Aged 38 in 1986).

2. 2001-2010 – Publishing nine ‘Nemonymous’ anthologies

3. 2008-to date – Gestalt Real-Time Reviews.
Plus one Chomu Press novel ‘Nemonymous Night’, one InkerMen Press collection ‘The Last Balcony’, two Romanian published collections, three novellas that were independently published — and three multi-authored anthologies (The Ha of Ha, Classical Music Horror, Horror Without Victims).