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Old 01-25-2017   #1
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Christopher Slatsky

I haven't heard much about Christopher Slatsky around here. For those familiar with his work, what are your thoughts?

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Re: Christopher Slatsky

For my money... one of the brightest upcoming writers of weird horror. His story in Nightscript vol2 is amazing.
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For my money... one of the brightest upcoming writers of weird horror. His story in Nightscript vol2 is amazing.
I agree.

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Re: Christopher Slatsky

Slatsky is a brilliant writer of Weird fiction. I was set to accept one of his stories for publication in Strange Aeons just before stepping down as Fiction Editor.

I started his collection and found the quality of his prose to be rich and textured, his themes interesting, odd, and wonderfully dark. I very much look forward to diving deeper into his work, as I feel like I've only scratched the surface.

I agree wholeheartedly with luciferfell.

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Re: Christopher Slatsky

"Making Snakes" is one of the creepiest damn stories I've read.

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Thank you for the kind words everyone.
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Re: Christopher Slatsky

I wasn't aware that you were a member of TLO.

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Re: Christopher Slatsky

@ Christopher

What was the inspiration behind "Loveliness Like a Shadow?"

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What was the inspiration behind "Loveliness Like a Shadow?"
The story was inspired by Franz Stuck’s painting, and the enigmatic power of Medusa in weird fiction (Ligotti’s story immediately comes to mind as a brilliant example of course). My being an American living in London for a bit had some bearing on the matter as well. It’s my take on Shelley’s idea that gorgons represent “the tempestuous loveliness of terror.” I tried to capture the conflict of being both elated and terrified at the prospect of a new life, of terminating a long term relationship to pursue a new existence, running away to a foreign land, changing your very identity.
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