Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thoughts for the Weekend #4

Yeah, I know it’s not the weekend yet, but I’m in a ‘life gets in the way’ situation, and probably won’t be posting here again for a few days. ITEM: My computer is sick and it’s making me sick. I … Continue reading

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An Interruption to Normal Programming

No Black Static story today, alas. I’d planned to do one. Even had one picked out to read last night, but then somebody pointed me in the direction of this train wreck and I spent the time rubbernecking and in … Continue reading

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“Fear” by Stephen Volk

While he’s primarily known for his work in films and television (Ghostwatch, Afterlife, Gothic), Stephen Volk is also one of the horror genre’s masters of the short form, with stories such as “After the Ape” and “In the Colosseum” among … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Weekend #3

ITEM: I knew it was a mistake to write about Christopher Fowler’s story “Piano Man”. Ever since I’ve had the words of the Billy Joel song running through my head, and as a fanatical Springsteenista I hate it when my … Continue reading

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“Piano Man” by Christopher Fowler

As well writing a column for the magazine, Christopher Fowler has had a couple of stories published in Black Static, and he’s also the contributor whose work I’ve read the most of, some fourteen titles last time I checked, with another … Continue reading

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“Teen Spirit” by Gary McMahon

I know Gary McMahon‘s work from way back. I believe I read his first published story (in Nasty Piece of Work?) and I’m certain I have a copy of his first, self-published book Tiny Torments around here somewhere (probably worth … Continue reading

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“Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us” by Mercurio D. Rivera

My first encounter with the work of Mercurio D. Rivera was back in the days when I was part of the Interzone editorial team, and the wonderful “Longing for Langalana” turned up in my Inbox via Andy Cox. This story from … Continue reading

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