Category Archives: retro book reviews

Quotes for 2020 #50

An on going series of quotes from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer: Not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them… William Blake was a … Continue reading

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The Dunwich Horror: TCL #57

Its been a while… Eons have past… Dark eons full of strange dreams… Well about six months at any rate, for all of which ‘The Dunwich Horror’ has been sat in my to blog list after I read it back … Continue reading

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A taste of Harvey…

Just putting this here…. Okay maybe a little more explanation is needed. As regular readers will be aware I have over the last year been part of the grand undertaking that is the Harvey Duckman Presents… series. The series curated … Continue reading

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Alternate History Fantasy and Historical Fantasy: Indie-October guest post from Liz Tuckwell

Thanks to Mark Hayes for generously offering me the opportunity to write an article/have a rant about a topic on his blog. This one may be a little pedantic but is dear to my heart. As well all know, fantasy … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Day 2019

As I said last year,  normally hate overly twee things like this… But I make an exception when it comes to books. So on the off chance, anyone doesn’t have a book to love here are a few recommendations from … Continue reading

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The Very Old Folk: TCL#55

“Malitia vetus—malitia vetus est . . . venit . . . tandem venit . . .” Or for those of you without a working grasp of Latin…  Or who don’t have google to hand… “Wickedness of old—it is wickedness of old…happened…happened at last…” Those are the last words of … Continue reading

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The Colour Out Of Space: TCL#54

It was a scene from a vision of Fuseli, and over all the rest reigned that riot of luminous amorphousness, that alien and undimensioned rainbow of cryptic poison from the well—seething, feeling, lapping, reaching, scintillating, straining, and malignly bubbling in … Continue reading

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A Very English Apology…

No matter where they are in the world, an Englishman’s body language is always saying the same thing… ‘We’re so sorry we colonised your country in our imperial majesty, the empire was a terrible thing, glorious of course, so very, … Continue reading

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The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward: TCL#53

‘The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward,’ is the only full novel HP Lovecraft ever wrote, which might make you think it is likely to be his grand opus… Sadly it is not. Its a long hard trawl through a Lovecraft … Continue reading

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The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath: TCL #52

So, here we are after 47 shorts stories of various qualities from the wonderful to the torrid, a fragment which should never really have been printed, a couple of serials, one fabulously entertaining, one best forgotten, and one novelette the … Continue reading

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