A Starred Review from Publishers Weekly for The Age of Decayed Futurity

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2020 by marksamuels

PW Review of The Age of Decayed Futurity

I am not sure exactly what the star means, but assume it indicates some measure of distinction. Anyway, it’s certainly a generous appraisal from whoever wrote it.

Mark S.

The Age of Decayed Futurity

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2020 by marksamuels

TAODF

Pre-orders now available from Hippocampus Press:

And in the words of the Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Dirda:

“Reader, you won’t regret buying this volume of “the best of Mark Samuels”: these are wonderful stories that will leave you shaken and stirred. Unreliable narration, Lovecraftian nightmare, psychological dislocation, pervasive unease, monstrous entities, numinous climaxes and, throughout, elegant prose—what more could one want from modern urban horror? Start reading The Age of Decayed Futurity and you will understand why Ramsey Campbell called Mark Samuels “the contemporary British master of visionary weirdness.”

The Age of Decayed Futurity: The Best of Mark Samuels

Mark S.

Penumbra #1

Posted in Uncategorized on September 3, 2020 by marksamuels

PenumbraFeaturing a brand-new cosmic tale from my pen “If Destiny Still Reigns” and also a never-before-seen English language translation by me of Stefan Grabinski’s revealing autobiograhical essay “Confessions”. What more could you possibly want?

https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/penumbra/penumbra-no.-1

Mark S.

Ancient Philosophy.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2020 by marksamuels

“All philosophers are tyrannized by logic: and logic, by its nature, is optimism.” Nietszche.

You say that as if it’s a bad thing …

Mark S.

Posterity

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2020 by marksamuels

Those who have ordered the Zagava stand-alone volume of this story may find that the last page has been incorrectly rendered by the printers. As issued the last few lines on the final page read:

“though the actual noise she heard sounded more”

and then nothing: just a complete blank. It should instead read:

“though the actual noise she heard sounded more like barking; and
accompanied by approaching echoes.”

Mark S.

The Face of Twilight Zagava

Posted in Uncategorized on August 15, 2020 by marksamuels
https://zagava.de/shop/the-face-of-twilight

Who the hell invented block-editor? He’s a blockhead. It’s taken me an hour just to post this when previously it would have taken five minutes. I’ve lost the will to live, let alone advertise my wares. The new method is unresponsive, operates at a snail’s pace and the layout is rubbish, impossible to correct easily and devilishly awkward. “Thanks” WordPress. I’m going back to classic editor as soon as I can figure out how to do so.

Meanwhile, buy the book etc.

Mark S.

And then there was the time when she performed, when nobody cried for more.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 6, 2020 by marksamuels

Mark S.