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Old 12-13-2015   #71
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Written In Darkness is another Mark Samuels story collection. It had a limited print run from Egaeus Press and copies of the book are going for hundreds of dollars in the second hand book market.
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Re: The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Stories

Ha ha, man, I'm glad I got it when I did!

I seem to recall Mark telling me that Chomu Press would eventually be releasing a trade paperback edition of it at some point in the future, though.

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Have either of you (or anyone reading this) read the comic "Zero"? I may be giving some things away so all apologies but it starts out the first few issues as looking like a straight spy/military comic then you think it's Lovecraftian then you get into MUCH MUCH weirder and awesome themes. There's a big William Burroughs (the original "language as a virus" guy) influence and this "language horror" idea comes up strong in the latter parts of it. If you like that as much as I do then I'd recommend checking it out. Quick read.
Minor threadjack but I've recently picked up the last five issues of Zero (the only ones I could find at the store). The genre is pretty much Grant Morrison (even more apparent in Kot's other series The Surface, which I bought at the same time), but in a good way. Issue #16 contains artwork by Stathis Tsemberlidis (whose illustration of Ligotti's "Nethescurial" is currently linked to on the main page of this site).

I won't lie, I think people who've done "heroic" psilocybin doses before will connect with this comic a lot more than those who haven't - their reaction will more likely be "Oh yeah, the fungal internet multiverse of ghosts...yeah, I remember that" as opposed to "WTF IS HAPPENING!?" But it's a strong comic either way, and the inclusion of Burroughs and some of his themes worked well with the general exploration of the roots of violence.

Ales Kot is worth checking out as he seems both prolific and consistent; he's young and clearly pretty motivated so it'll be interesting to see what he comes up with next.
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Re: The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Stories

Interview with Kot where he mentions his new projects. Ales Kot, the writer taking comic books to mindbending new dimensions | Books | The Guardian

Shall we start a new thread for Kot and stop hijacking Mark's thread?

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Re: The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Stories

Forthcoming in one of the two new Joshi anthologies is a story by Mark Samuels, "Dictates of the Invisible," a long novella really, which I can only compare to a combination of Heart of Darkness and At the Mountains of Madness.
I couldn't resist giving a heads up to Samuels fans: and, yes, I've had the privilege of reading it and it's quite wonderful. It's also unlike anything Mark has written previously or, at least, anything that I've read by him. I think it's a fantastic tale and S. T. apparently agreed. So perhaps later this year...
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