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Nobody But You

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2019 by marksamuels

I happen to like toast.

“Be not angry because you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” Thomas à Kempis.


You’ll never be banned permanently from the TLO, my dear old chap. There’s always a home for you there. It really doesn’t matter what you do. Happy days!

Mark S.

Yikes! How Many More Souls Over at the TLO Must I Try to Save?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2019 by marksamuels

I mean, come on, haven’t I already more than left my own now-indelible mark?

Mark S.

The Amusement Never Ends

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2019 by marksamuels


My dear “Prince James Zaleski” (aka) it ill behoves a self-described Corbynista to smear and damn impoverished and proletarian authors as both “far-right, etc. etc.” and “small press” when “evil capitalist corporations” unapologetically publish avowed Marxists and socialists in the global mass marketplace. Or have I missed some vital first principle here?

Mark S.

Welcome me to the Night Land

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2019 by marksamuels

… which I didn’t realise is now located in the Land of the Rising Sun. They’re very keen on William Hope Hodgson it seems (well, I’ve seen Matango, even if you haven’t).

Anyway, it’s a delight to announce that my first story to be translated into Japanese will be “Court of Midnight” in issue #19 of Night Land, that splendid country’s only weird fiction magazine. I’ve sort of lost track of all of my foreign language translations (I recall some German, Spanish, Russian et al) but this will be definitely the first time I’ve landed up in print on Nippon’s noble shores.

Here’s a link to the aforementioned magazine.

Mark S.


Can We Ever Stop Them? Some of Us are Gonna Try.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2019 by marksamuels


Mark S.

Turkeys of the TLO. The Time is Coming.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2019 by marksamuels

I must confess that when I saw this speech I was reminded of the TLO, its sole controller, his diminishing horde of lick-spittle lackeys, its utter aesthetic irrelevance and his eagerness to ban anyone who doesn’t advance his own newly imperative business agenda. The future is coming down the line and history as well as the weird fiction continuum will not judge you as kindly as you now assume you will be judged.

And better an honest “proletarian” than a bourgeois coward standing against free speech.


Mark S.