Lovecraft for the Young, Strange Poetries & Job-Hunt Horror

Did you realise how much is happening in weird, horror and speculative fiction these days? It’s madness! So here’s a brief round-up of some books, a comic and campaigns. Folk horror poetics and photography in North from Phil Breach and Tim Turnbull; a neat Lovecraft comic for the younger folk written by Brandon Barrows; Letters of Decline, a short themed anthology on horror and the job interview, and the anthology Between Twilight and Dawn.

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The Affair of the Adamant Edwardian

Today, dear listener, we provide you with a privileged look at those classic adventurers Carnacki the Ghost Finder and Adam Adamant. We reflect on the glories of the Edwardian period, throw in some Dr Who trivia, have fun with motor-boats, and generally go mad. We have to, for these are the reminiscences of the Adamant Edwardian…

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FIVE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, & THE THIRD TWIN

By some strange accident, we recently went mountaineering. No, not really. But we did happen to re-read a range (thank you) of hillish stories in the space of a fortnight or so, mountains of madness all. So we vaguely thought about covering stories by E F Benson, H Russell Wakefield, H P Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman and Jerome K Jerome all at once. Then we received PR about a new book from Crystal Lake Publishing, and saw the words ‘Bavarian Alps’. It was meant to be.

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antarctica, earlier this morning

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Jerome K Jerome, Ghosts and Dystopias

Did you ever venture beyond Three Men in a Boat and explore the world of Jerome K Jerome? You should. For not only did he write ghost stories, he also deconstructed them mercilessly. He had some surprisingly thoughtful things to say in general – and he engaged in speculative satire, which may have influenced some of the great dystopian novels of the 20th century, including works by Huxley and Orwell. Join us, then, dear listener, for more Edwardian Arcane

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