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Quit the TLO

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2018 by marksamuels

Or deliberately get yourself thrown off. You know it, ultimately, makes sense. Messageboard notoriety of that kind is a complete waste of time.

Mark S.

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Folk Horror: Survival of the Fittest

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2018 by marksamuels

I think you know this tune. Greetings from the countryside.

Mark S.

The Comedian Stewart Lee and the MSM Art of Hypocritical Irrelevance

Posted in Uncategorized on July 8, 2018 by marksamuels

I dread to think how this opens the gate to historical denouncements of the likes of his other favourites, such as Arthur Machen, when the next Leftist bandwagon rolls.

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/08/how-to-treat-morrissey-stop-listening-to-him-stewart-lee

Mark S.

Prophecies and Dooms Print Version Published

Posted in Uncategorized on July 4, 2018 by marksamuels

Links to Amazon can be found on the sidebar if you’re on laptop/desktop or at the bottom if using a smartphone etc.

Happy 4th of July!

Mark S.

Prophecies and Dooms Preview Out

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2018 by marksamuels

Prophecies small coverOver on Patreon I have today made available, to subscribers, a preview PDF of PROPHECIES AND DOOMS, a collection of essays on the Weird. The contents are as follows:

THE ROOT OF EVIL: HEINZ HANNS EWERS AND ALRAUNE

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

A GREAT LIFE SPOILT: WILDE, DOUGLAS AND MACHEN

THE IMMORTAL RENOWN OF EDGAR A. POE

LITTLE SUNSHINE: THE ORIGINS OF H.P. LOVECRAFT

IN SEARCH OF PAN: ALGERNON BLACKWOOD

WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD: SOME REFLECTIONS ON ‘DR. STIGGINS’ AND ARTHUR MACHEN

‘IT’S THE CONSPIRACY, STUPID’: THOMAS LIGOTTI’S ANTI-GOSPEL

In due course the book will appear in paperback and be made available for sale to the general public, but probably not for a few months, since I am busy with a number of other important projects demanding my immediate attention.

Mark S.

Prophecies And Dooms

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2018 by marksamuels

I will get this collection of essays up on my Patreon site as an original, preview PDF e-book by the end of the month. It will consist of around 100 pages of uncollected essays on Machen, Blackwood, Lovecraft and Ligotti etc.

Available right now, on the same platform, is an original piece of weird fiction called “Posterity”. This brilliantly pungent piece of anti-post-modernism has met with more absolute indifference than I thought possible.

And so it goes.

Mark S.

Over on Patreon

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2018 by marksamuels

Greetings to those not in the psychopathic ward.

I suppose it might be of interest to (some) folk to know what’s gone up over on my Patreon page since I started it. I’ve been soliciting suggestions, from my kind patrons, for future material to be added.

Thus far, there’s a whole bunch of my unseen macabre “art-work”, including an aborted version of Lovecraft’s “The Hound” in comic-book format, my very first published (and never reprinted story) “Caught in the Rain” from Back Brain Recluse 11 (1988) as well as the original, quite different, unpublished first draft version from 1993 of “The Search for Kruptos”. The whole damnable project will, of course, be added to on a regular basis.

Here’s the link, as if you didn’t already know:

https://www.patreon.com/MarkSamuels

Mark S.