Category Archives: Uncategorized

Pickman’s Model: TCL #49

Whatever your opinion on the literary merits of the tentacle loving stenographer of old Providence town, it is hard to ignore the sheer influence his works have had on the wider fictional and creative world. That influence is not restricted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Call Of Cthulhu: TCL #48 Part 3 The Madness from the Sea…

MYSTERY DERELICT FOUND AT SEA Vigilant Arrives With Helpless Armed New Zealand Yacht in Tow. One Survivor and Dead Man Found Aboard. Tale of Desperate Battle and Deaths at Sea. Rescued Seaman Refuses Particulars of Strange Experience. Odd Idol Found … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, book reviews, books, cthulhu, dreamlands, fiction, gaming, horror, mythos, Nyarlathotep, reads, retro book reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Interview with a Wordsmith #1: Kate Baucherel

As an indie author, I am, as regular readers will be aware, a bit of an advocate for indie novelists. But while my reviews may entertain, and hopefully even point some of you in the direction of books which you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Right Good Spannering…

For the last couple of weeks, I have feverously been writing a short story for a SciFi/ steampunk/ fantasy anthology been put together by Sixth Element Publishing I was asked to submit to.  Sixth Element is the home of C … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, Esqwiths, fiction, Hannibal Smyth, humour, indie, indie novels, novels, Passing Place, reads, Uncategorized, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steampunk and Alan Shaw…

Steampunk is a broad, and occasionally elusive, church. You can, in point of fact, stick a top hat on a story, liberally sprinkle around a few cog-wheels, the odd bit of clockwork, a corset or two and voila, you have … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, book reviews, books, fiction, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, indie, indie novels, opinion, pointless things of wonderfulness, reads, sci-fi, steampunk, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The wisdom of the edit…

Having written ‘The End’ on the completed main draft of ‘A Spider In The Eye’ a week or so ago, I have the daunting task of doing a full edit of the manuscript. I both love and loathe editing in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cool Air: The Complete Lovecraftian #46

Some hold the belief that this macabre little tale is the best of Lovecraft’s New York stories… They are of course, in my opinion, wrong, which is probably not all that surprising to anyone who has read many of these blogs. … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, book reviews, cthulhu, horror, Lovecraft, mythos, Nyarlathotep, opinion, reads, retro book reviews, sci-fi, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment