Woke Millennial Tale Shows Us Oldies How to write “Weird Fiction”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2019 by marksamuels

One of my absolute favourites.

Meanwhile, there are those of us, the tried and tested, who further the continuum.



Mark S.

Witch-Cult Abbey

Posted in A Call to Greatness on June 14, 2019 by marksamuels

Up to Chapter Seven in the advance first-draft preview of this Gothic monstrosity of a novel that’s ongoing for my kindly Patreon folk. Chapter Eight at the end of this month. I’m already well ahead of the curve and, with Chapter Ten already half-written, the end of the whole thing is now very much in sight. This is going to be, if I say so myself, quite fiendishly stupendous.


But don’t let me put any telepathic ideas about entering the labyrinthine nightmarishness that is Witch-Cult Abbey into your head. That’s actually Lilith Blake’s raison d’etre.


Mark S.



For All Those Who Have Abandoned the TLO in Favour of the Truth

Posted in A Call to Greatness on June 6, 2019 by marksamuels

Mark S.

The Decorative Imagination of Arthur Machen

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2019 by marksamuels

My copy of this volume from the publisher arrived today. I haven’t delved into all of its mysteries, but am looking forward to doing so. I’m afraid that my own entry therein, an essay regarding Machen and The “Celtic” Church has something of the tediously soporific about it in this age of secular materialism, but so it goes …

Mark S.




The Democratic Fightback Is Now On Its Way

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2019 by marksamuels



Mark S.

Two Recent (well, recent-ish) Story Reprints in Prestigious “Year’s Best” Anthologies

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2019 by marksamuels

Just out, I think: “In The Complex” included in Stephen Jones’s Best New Horror #29 (PS Publishing)

Rather tardy in mentioning this one: “Moon Blood-Red, Tide Turning” included in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 (Prime Books)

You will find me advertised under my usual nom-de-plumes of “And More” or else “And Many Others”.

Mark S.

In Memory of the Fallen Free-Thinkers at the TLO

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2019 by marksamuels

Don’t you ever dare tell me there’s not a Leftist agenda.

Mark S.