THE SILENT GARDEN: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism

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UNDERTOW PUBLICATIONS (My previous reviews of this publisher HERE)

THE SILENT GARDEN COLLECTIVE 2018

Work by D.P. Watt, Brian Evenson, Daniel Mills, Angelos Koutsourakis, Ron Weighell, Nick Mamatas, Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles, Helen Marshall, Rudrapriya Rathore, Patricia Cram, David Whitlam, Marcel Brion, Marian Womack, V.H. Leslie, Reggie Oliver, J.T. Glover, Maurizio Cometto, Georgina Bruce, Kristine Ong Muslim, Rachel S. Cordasco, Edward Gauvin, Vince Haig, Sam Cowan.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Looming Low

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Edited by Justin Steele & Sam Cowan

DIM SHORES 2017

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

When I review these stories, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

The Madness of Dr. Caligari

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FEDOGAN & BREMER 2016

My previous reviews of this book’s editor, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. – HERE

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Ramsey Campbell —– THE WORDS BETWEEN

Damien Angelica Walters — Take a Walk in the Night, My Love

Rhys Hughes ——— Confessions of a Medicated Lurker

Robert Levy —— CONVERSION

Maura McHugh — A Rebellious House

David Nickle —– The Long Dream

Janice Lee ——— Eyes Looking

Richard Gavin — Breathing Black Angles

S.P. Miskowski — Somnambule

Nathan Carson — The Projection Booth

Jeffrey Thomas — The Mayor of Ephemera

Nadia Bulkin —— Et Spiritus Sancti

Orrin Grey ——- Blackstone: A Hollywood Gothic

Reggie Oliver —- THE BALLET OF Dr. CALIGARI

Cody Goodfellow — BELLMER’S BRIDE, Or, THE GAME OF THE DOLL

Michael Griffin —– THE INSOMNIAC WHO SLEPT FOREVER

Paul Tremblay — Further Questions for the Somnambulist

Michael Cisco — The Righteousness of Conical Men

Molly Tanzer —– That Nature Which Peers Out in Sleep

Daniel Mills —– A SLEEPING LIFE

John Langan —- To See, To Be Seen

Gemma Files —– CALIGARISM

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When I start real-time reviewing these stories (hopefully before Christmas), my comments will appear in the thought stream below….

Nightscript II

NIGHTSCRIPT Volume Two

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An Anthology of Strange & Darksome Tales

Edited by C.M. Muller

Chthonic Matter 2016

Stories by Michael Griffin, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Slatsky,  J.T. Glover, Eric J. Guignard, Malcolm Devlin, Gwendolyn Kiste, Ralph Robert Moore, Christopher Ropes, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jason A. Wyckoff, Gordon White, Nina Shephardson, Kurt Fawver, Rowley Amato, Charles Wilkinson, H.V. Chao, Daniel Mills, Rebecca J. Allred, Matthew M. Bartlett, José Cruz.

When I real-time review this book, my comments will appear in the thought stream below…

BOOKLORE

ZAGAVA MMXVI

Stories by Reggie Oliver, Jonathan Wood, B. Catling, Avalon Brantley, Daniel Mills, Brendan Connell, Andrew Condous, Martin Hayes, Ray Russell, Colin Insole, Mark Valentine, D.P. Watt, Damian Murphy, Michael Siefner, Paul Wallfisch, Ron Weighell, Chris Mikul, Richard Gavin, Thomas Phillips, Carl Abrahamsson, Andrew Liles, Supervert, Charles Schneider, Thomas Stromsholt, Timothy Jarvis, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel.

When I start real-time reviewing this book, probably in November, my comments will appear in the thought stream below….

Marked To Die

MARKED TO DIE

A Tribute to Mark Samuels

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SNUGGLY BOOKS 2016

Edited by Justin Isis

With 450 pages, the biggest multi-authored book of new Weird Fiction in the 21st Century.

Table of Contents:

The Shadowy Companion, foreword by Mark Valentine

Rapture, Reggie Oliver

The Golden Dustmen, Colin Insole

Canticle, Daniel Mills

White Light, White Heat, Adam Nevill

The Black Mass, Justin Isis

The Big-Headed People, DF Lewis

Attraction, John Mundy

The Early Signs of Blight, Kristine Ong Muslim

Chaoskampf, James Champagne

A Bad Un to Beat vs. The High Gate Waterman:
It’s All About the Benjamins, Brendan Connell and Quentin S. Crisp

Language of the City, Thana Niveau

The Singular Quiddity of Merlin’s Ear, Simon Clark

The Carnivore of Monsters, Stuart Young

The Men With Paper Faces, John L. Probert

Empty Houses, Ralph C. Doege

Reinformation Theory, Yarrow Paisley

Prison Inquieta, Jon Paul Rai

Slag Glass Lachrimæ, David Rix

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Also a book where I break my 17 year old non-submission fast for the fifth time by having a new story published here.

When I real-time these stories, my comments will appear in the thought stream below.

Autumn Cthulhu

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Lovecraft Ezine Press 2016

Introduction – Mike Davis
The Night is a Sea – Scott Thomas
In the Spaces Where You Once Lived – Damien Angelica Walters
Memories of the Fall – Pete Rawlik
Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees – Laird Barron
There is a Bear in the Woods – Nadia Bulkin
The Smoke Lodge – Michael Griffin
Cul-De-Sac Virus – Evan Dicken
DST (Fall Back) – Robert Levy
The Black Azalea – Wendy N. Wagner
After the Fall – Jeffrey Thomas
Anchor – John Langan
The End of the Season – Trent Kollodge
Water Main – S.P. Miskowski
The Stiles of Palemarsh – Richard Gavin
Grave Goods – Gemma Files
The Well and the Wheel – Orrin Grey
Trick… or the Other Thing – Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
A Shadow Passing – Daniel Mills
Lavinia in Autumn – Ann K. Schwader

When I real-time this anthology, my comments will appear in the thought stream below.

Aickman’s Heirs

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A real-time review by Des Lewis

AICKMAN’S HEIRS edited by Simon Strantzas

Undertow Publications 2015

Dedicated to the memory of Joel Lane 1963 – 2013

I have just received this book as purchased from Amazon UK.

Stories by: Brian Evenson, Richard Gavin, John Howard, David Nickle, D.P. Watt, Nadia Bulkin, Michael Cisco, Lynda E. Rucker, Michael Wehunt, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Malcolm Devlin, Daniel Mills, Nina Allan, Lisa Tuttle.

My other ‘reviews’ of Robert Aickman.

I intend to real-time this book and, when I do, it will appear in the thought stream – to be found below or by clicking on this post’s title above.

Puppets in Carcosa

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I have just received these two books as purchased from Amazon UK.

A SEASON IN CARCOSA – THE GRIMSCRIBE’S PUPPETS : edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.

Miskatonic River Press 2012 & 2013

Stories by Eddie M. Angerhuber, Laird Barron, Allyson Bird, Michael Cisco, Nicole Cushing, Gemma Files, Cate Gardner, Richard Gavin, Cody Goodfellow, Michael Griffin, Pearce Hansen, Michael Kelly, Joel Lane, John Langan, Livia Llewellyn, Richard A. Lupoff, Gary McMahon, Daniel Mills, Edward Morris, Scott Nicolay, Jon Padgett, Kristin Prevallet, Robert M. Price, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Robin Spriggs, Simon Strantzas, Anna Tambour, Jeffrey Thomas, Paul Tremblay, Kaaron Warren, Don Webb.

Links above are to my reviews.

In the comment stream below, I hope eventually to conduct a gestalt real-time review – by surname alphabetical order of authors.