Monthly Archives: February 2017

Beyond the Walls of Sleep(movie): The Complete Lovecraft #15

In a slight detour from the written word, I am going to look beyond Lovecraft’s stories to someone else’s interpretation of one of them. If you remember back to my review of ‘Beyond the walls of sleep‘ you will remember that a … Continue reading

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Life in the Passing Place

Step in from the cold, through the saloon door of the strangest bar in creation. A place where causality is just a set of rules and the rules can be bent. Where no one knows your name, but everyone has … Continue reading

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The Statement of Randolph Carter: The Complete Lovecraft #14

This is one of those tales you come across in Lovecraft’s mythos that leaves you with no more than a half-hearted um… It’s just simple and straightforward without any real depth to it. A run of the mill tale that … Continue reading

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Oswald Bastable: The Original Steampunk Trilogy

H.G.Wells and Jules Verne share the honour of being amongst the father’s Science Fiction, and retrospectively the fathers of Steampunk. There is little doubt the Verne and Wells influence on Steampunk is huge, though their tales are set in a … Continue reading

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The Doom That Came To Sarnath: the complete Lovecraft#13

Thirteen is an ominous number on occasion. This being the thirteenth post, it is perhaps appropriate that it is ‘The Doom That Came To Sarnath’. For more reasons than one. As the subject is an impending doom befalling a city, … Continue reading

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Self-publishing: A Guidebook for the Tourist#4: Covers: a judgement call…

As the old saying goes… ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover…’ Unfortunately, the reason it’s a saying is that everyone does. It is a truism that you can not escape as an author. It is also one where so many … Continue reading

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The Street: The Complete Lovecraft#12

The first time I read this story I was left feeling a little uneasy, and not sure why. If I had read it in the past, it escapes my memory, so it was one I came to fresh for this … Continue reading

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