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A “weird tale,” as defined by H.P. Lovecraft in his nonfiction writings and given early sanctuary within the pages of magazines like Weird Tales (est. 1923) is a story that has a supernatural element but does not fall into the category of traditional ghost story or Gothic tale, both popular in the 1800s. As Lovecraft wrote in 1927, the weird tale “has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains.” Instead, it represents the pursuit of some indefinable and perhaps maddeningly unreachable understanding of the world beyond the mundane — a ‘certain atmosphere ...more
“ Dunce is completely bald and has a really pointed head so the temptation to get him paralytic on his thirtieth birthday, carry him to the tattooist’s and get a nice big ‘D’ smack bang in the middle of his forehead was too much for me. Trouble is he can’t afford to have it removed so he wears a big plaster over it. Gangs of children tease him. ‘What’s underneath the plaster, mister? Show us!’ They swear he has a third eye under there. My name is Bill but Dunce calls me ‘Fez’ on account of my ...more ”
Welcome to a group where you can discuss all things related to Pagham-on-Sea! This group has bee…more
[close] Welcome to a group where you can discuss all things related to Pagham-on-Sea! This group has been created as a space for people to discuss the novels, short stories and world created by C. M. Rosens. Have fun! The current Profile Photo is an original illustration, "Abduction", from THIRTEENTH by artist Tom Brown. Residents and regular visitors will recognise it as Platform 1 of Pagham Parkway station (trains to London Victoria).
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[close] A weird/dark fiction reading group/recommendation thread.
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Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglecte…more
[close] Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction. Horror & Supernatural, Weird Fiction, Literary Classics, Gothic & Victorian, LGBT Interest Website | Facebook | Twitter We publish works by: Michael McDowell, Christopher Priest, Richard Matheson, Robert Aickman, Iain Sinclair, Stephen Gregory, Bernard Taylor, J.B. Priestley, and many others.
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This group celebrates adult Scifi and Speculative fiction by womxn and nonbinary authors. Most…more
[close] This group celebrates adult Scifi and Speculative fiction by womxn and nonbinary authors. Mostly 21st century with a smattering of classics ★彡 ★彡 ★彡 We're seeking members interested in reading together. We're compiling a large bookshelf of womxn authored SciFi & Speculative Fiction. All are welcome!** ミ★ ミ★ ミ★ **Note: We require members to have an active public profile. Authors are welcome, but self promotion is not permitted. Check out our sister group Worlds Beyond the Margins, which celebrates adult SFF & horror that promotes diversity and inclusion.
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