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Category Archives: Friday Fiction
Twelve years ago I cited James Blish’s “There Shall Be No Darkness” as the best werewolf short fiction bar none, but unlike the quite unrelated Lovecraftian tale “Than Curse The Darkness,” I couldn’t find TSBND online to post or excerpt … Continue reading
By the whim of one man with a pair of hands, the structure and tenor of their daily life were shaken, as they can always be shaken by any man contemptuous of humanity and fearless of its laws. They began … Continue reading
Lazy days are for truly decadent forms of self-entertainment. Why, just now I recalled to mind my the gem of a short-story thriller Frederick Forsyth crafted decades agoseemingly inspired by this truly sad 2013 news report. But even the reporter … Continue reading
h/t: Instapundit. The e-generation that’s the focus of this fine short tale is either almost here, or here already. The implications are only beginning to be contemplated.
No, not what you might think. This was found in the fascinating comments at this post. Below is just an excerpt of Finney’s book, by commenter Alaska Jack, but a good one. Alaska Jack says: “In 1954, the same year … Continue reading
If you’ve ever read the original Dracula by Bram Stoker, you’ll want to read the prequel — a deleted first chapter, really — also by him. It’s pleasure I’ve returned to every Fall for the last few decades. Enjoy. Dracula’s … Continue reading
We had the first brown leaves of the season littering the lawn this morning, which means it’s time to start reading this sort of tale. A classic of the genre, with some added resonance for any fan of Unintended Consequences. … Continue reading
No, that’s not the title. First off, if you’re into gentle (or not-so) spanking to spice up your love life, you might want to check this site out. Even if spanking gives you the willies, check it out anyway: it’s … Continue reading
Since I’m still catching up on Friday Fiction posts, y’all get another two-fer. This time, since we’re in screenplay mode, you get my favorite screenplay: Tremors. The movie was fun, but the screenplay is, I think, much better. It’s a … Continue reading
Not Heinlein’s novel, but Tim Minear’s utterly awesome screenplay adaptation. Go read.