The Hawler: the Sky’s Limit

MY GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS OF SUCH AN AUTHOR NOW CRYSTALLISED IN PRINT:

Details of these books can be found HERE, including the books with my reviews of Black Static and Interzone.

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The authors covered by these books, alphabetic by forename:
Adam Golaski, Adam Nevill, Adam S. Cantwell, Alasdair Gray, Albert Power, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Alexander Zelenyj, Algernon Blackwood, Alison Moore, Allen Ashley, Allyson Bird, Andrew Condous, Andrew Hook, Andy Darlington, Anjali Sachdeva, Ann VanderMeer, Anne Cluysenaar, Arthur Machen, Avalon Brantley, Black Static, Brendan Connell, Brian Aldiss, Brian Evenson, Brian Howell, C.M. Muller, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Carly Holmes, Carole Johnstone, Cate Gardner, Charles Schneider, Charles Wilkinson, Christopher Priest, Clarice Lispector, Clark Ashton Smith, Colin Insole, Conrad Williams, D.F. Lewis, D.P. Watt, Damian Murphy, Damien Angelica Walters, David Mathew, Doris Lessing, Douglas Thompson, Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Bowen, Ellen Datlow, Eric Schaller, Finnegans Wake, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Flannery O’Connor, Frances Hardinge, Frances Oliver, François Mauriac, Gary Couzens, Gary Fry, Gary McMahon, Gemma Files, George Berguño, Georgina Bruce, Glen Hirshberg, Gwendolyn Kiste, H.A. Manhood, H.P. Lovecraft, Harold Billings, Haruki Murakami, Helen Grant, Helen Marshall, Henry James, Howard Watts, Ian Parkinson, Interzone, Jason A. Wyckoff, J.J. Haas, J.S. Breukelaar, J.W. Böhm, James Everington, Jean Ray, Jeffrey Ford, Jeffrey Thomas, Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Reed, Joan Lindsay, Joe Pulver, Joel Lane, John Langan, John Cowper Powys, John Gale, John Howard, John Travis, Johnny Mains, Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Wood, Jon Padgett, Julie Travis, Justin Isis, Karen Heuler, Karim Ghahwagi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kerry Hadley-Pryce, Kristi DeMeester, Kristine Ong Muslim, Kurt Fawver, L.A. Lewis, Laird Barron, Laura Mauro, Lee Rourke, Leena Krohn, Lesley Kara, Livia Llewellyn, Lord Dunsany, Louis Marvick, Malcolm Devlin, Malcolm Lowry, Marcel Schwob, Marion Arnott, Mark Samuels, Mark Valentine, Mary Rickert, Matt Leyshon, Matthew M. Bartlett, May Sinclair, Melanie Tem, Michael Cisco, Michael Griffin, Michael Wehunt, Michael Wyndham Thomas, Michel Faber, Mike O’Driscoll, Nadia Bulkin, Nathan Ballingrud, Neil Williamson, Nicholas Royle, Nicole Cushing, Nina Allan, Paul Auster, Paul Meloy, Peter Bell, Philip Fracassi, Phyllis Paul, Priya Sharma, Quentin S Crisp, R.A. Lafferty, R.B. Russell, Rachel Cusk, Ralph Robert Moore, Rameau’s Nephew, Ramsey Campbell, Ray Cluley, Rebecca Lloyd, Reggie Oliver, Rhys Hughes, Richard Gavin, Robert Aickman, Robert W. Chambers, Ron Weighell, Rosalie Parker, Rosanne Rabinowitz, S.P. Miskowski, Salman Rushdie, Samuel Beckett, Samuel Fisher, Sarah Perry, Scott Nicolay, Silvina Ocampo, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Simon Strantzas, Sofia Samatar, Stephan Friedman, Stephen Bacon, Stephen J. Clark, Stephen King, Stephen Volk, Steve Duffy, Steve Rasnic Tem, T.E.D. Klein, T.E. Grau, Ted Chiang, Thomas Ligotti, Thomas Phillips, Thomas Strømsholt, Tim Nickels, Tristam Shandy, Truman Capote, Ursula Pflug, V.H. Leslie, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, W.N.P Barbellion, William H. Gass, Wyl Menmuir, Xan Brooks.

New Fears

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Edited by Mark Morris

Titan Books 2017

When I review this anthology, my thoughts will appear in the comments stream below… (My reviewing queue of purchased publications is growing longer and I don’t expect to catch up until November).

THE BOGGLE HOLE – Alison Littlewood
SHEPHERDS’ BUSINESS – Stephen Gallagher
NO GOOD DEED – Angela Slatter
THE FAMILY CAR – Brady Golden
FOUR ABSTRACTS – Nina Allan
SHELTERED IN PLACE – Brian Keene
THE FOLD IN THE HEART – Chaz Brenchley
DEPARTURES – AK Benedict
THE SALTER COLLECTION – Brian Lillie
SPEAKING STILL – Ramsey Campbell
THE EYES ARE WHITE AND QUIET – Carole Johnstone
THE EMBARRASSMENT OF DEAD GRANDMOTHERS – Sarah Lotz
EUMENIDES (THE BENEVOLENT LADIES) – Adam Nevill
ROUNDABOUT – Muriel Gray
THE HOUSE OF THE HEAD – Josh Malerman
SUCCULENTS – Conrad Williams
DOLLIES – Kathryn Ptacek
THE ABDUCTION DOOR – Christopher Golden
THE SWAN DIVE – Stephen Laws

 

Is it a Tench?

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Two real-time reviews (among several others over the years) strongly connected with this increasingly preternatural, hawling-relevant question from John Cowper Powys in his ‘The Glastonbury Romance’ (1933):

The Rift by Nina Allan

Rule Dementia! by Quentin S. Crisp

This subject deserves a googling galore.

Other quotes of mine from that Powys book: https://weirdtongue.wordpress.com/quotations-from-the-glastonbury-romance-by-john-cowper-powys/

(Painting by Ade Hodges)

Edit: more in comments below –

Dead Letters

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An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned….

Edited by Conrad Williams

Titan Books 2016

Stories by Steven Hall, Michael Marshall Smith, Joanne Harris, Alison Moore, Christopher Fowler, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Claire Dean, Andrew Lane, Muriel Gray, Nina Allan, Adam LG Nevill, Lisa Tuttle, Nicholas Royle, Angela Slatter, Maria Dahvana Headley, China Miéville, Kirsten Kaschock.

When I real-time review 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.