Archive for May, 2019

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.

The Essence of the TLO

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2019 by marksamuels

Editorial standards at the TLO:

(A)  “‘Unfit’ lives are not worth living. Philosophically, all human lives.” [check]

(B) Collectivist “Socialist” (viz, of the non-democratic variety) principles. [check]

(C) An absolute dictator/”moderator” accountable only to himself, and who continually seeks self-promotion for his own pet projects [check]

(D) Promotion of abortion and euthanasia in a house journal [check]

(E) Silencing of all dissent masquerading as “concerned compassion” over any opponent’s “mental health”. [check]

(F) Conspiracy theories which still think the Russians run the world. [check]

And so on, and so forth.

Well done.

For sanity’s sake bring in a balanced panel that will curb your own excesses. You’re not fit to handle it alone. And you know it. How many more good people posting long-term need to be forced to leave in good conscience through disgust or else be kicked off by you personally for speaking truth to (your) power?



Mark S.



Keep Telling Your Lies

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2019 by marksamuels

You endlessly post social-media lies and try to curry favour therein, I carry on contributing to the continuum of weird fiction.

Posterity is my domain.

Mark S.

Glyphotech and Other Macabre Processes now expanded

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2019 by marksamuels

The paperback version of this title, which can be obtained from Amazon, has now been updated to include two hard-to-find tales written roughly at the same period as the other tales in the book. The new additions, two vignettes or prose-poems, are “The Advent of the Strangers” and “A Slave of Melancholy”. The volume has also been entirely re-typeset, with a new rear cover. The front cover, however, remains the same. Amazon links to the book can be found on the sidebar or, if viewing via a mobile phone etc., at the bottom of the screen.

Mark S.