A wee while back I was a judge for a short story writing competition and the experience of reading scores of stories prompted some thinking on what I like in a short story, and how I think you should approach writing one. So, for what it’s worth, here’s some thoughts on the process from me.... Continue Reading →
The start of a month-long review of Zelazny’s A NIGHT IN THE LONESAOME OCTOBER. Follow it at the link.
A Night in the Lonesome October —
All is not what it seems…
In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.
Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.
And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.
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