Black Static #56

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My previous reviews of TTA PRESS publications HERE.

Stories by Scott Nicolay, Eric Schaller, Danny Rhodes, Eugenia M. Triantafyllou, Charles Wilkinson, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Ian Steadman.

I intend to real-time review the fiction in this issue and, when I do, my comments will appear in the thought stream below…

DO YOU LIKE TO LOOK AT MONSTERS? By Scott Nicolay

An ebook of a story purchased from Amazon, reviewed by Des Lewis

“Captain Nemo also has a pipe organ onboard but you don’t see it till later.”

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A shuttling alternation by a boy, in cahoots with a slightly older girl, of viewfinder monsters and real life, this alternation spread over with dream as well as octopuses, dinosaurs, cactuses, uncles, aunts and stories based on Verne and a real war that Americans got involved in at the time etc. A dare you of a story. A Nemo of a story that when you reach your own Sixties, not those earlier Sixties, and when in later years you become nobody or a skeleton of nobody wrapped round with Cong.
Others may see a different story wrapped round them. That’s the beauty of bespoke fiction like this. But thankfully seeing is disbelieving. Knowing its colour, too. One man’s bad past is another man’s catharsis and so it goes on, slide by slide. Don’t turn off the lights, I like to look.
A story that others tell back at it.

My previous review of Scott Nicolay HERE

Year’s Best Weird Fiction – Volume One

laird I have just received YEAR’S BEST WEIRD FICTION Volume One as purchased from Amazon UK.

Guest Editor: Laird BarronSeries Editor: Michael Kelly

Undertow Publications (2014)

Stories by: Simon Strantzas, Paul Tremblay, A.C. Wise, Chen Qiufan, Sofia Samatar, Livia Llewellyn, Damien Angelica Walters, John Langan, W.H. Pugmire, Maria Dahvana Headley, Anna Taborska, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Jeffrey Thomas, Richard Gavin, Scott Nicolay, Anne Sylvie Salzman, Kristi DeMeester, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Blumlein, Karin Tidbeck, John R. Fultz, Jeff VanderMeer.

MY EVENTUAL REAL-TIME REVIEW OF THIS BOOK WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW AS AND WHEN I READ IT.

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.

Ana Kai Tangata – Scott Nicolay

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I have just received this book after purchasing it from Amazon UK.

Ana Kai Tangata by Scott Nicolay
Tales of the Outer the Other the Damned and the Doomed

Fedogan & Bremer 2014

Introduction by Laird Barron
Afterword by John Pelan (John Palen according to contents list)
Artwork by David Verba

I look forward to real-time reviewing this book once my Sabbatical is over in September.

MY EVENTUAL REAL-TIME REVIEW OF THIS BOOK WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW AS AND WHEN I READ IT.