Issue forty-one of Theaker's Quarterly Fiction features two long stories – "Milo Don't Count Coup", by Ross Gresham, and Notes on the Bone" by Charles Wilkinson – a shorter... More > one by Douglas Thompson – "DogBot™" – and fifty (FIFTY!) pages of reviews by Stephen Theaker, Lorelei Theaker, Howard Watts, Jacob Edwards, John Greenwood and Douglas J. Ogurek. The cover art is by Howard Watts.< Less
Featuring cover art by Howard Watts and interior art by Ben Ludlam, “The Delusions and Tangents of Thornton Excelsior” by Rhys Hughes, “The Journey of Toil Ling; a Folkish... More > Tale” by Lewis Gesner, “Homecoming” by Mitchell Edgeworth, and thirty-odd pages of reviews by Stephen Theaker,
Howard Watts, Jacob Edwards, John Greenwood and Douglas J. Ogurek.< Less
Arthur Conan Doyle's supernatural literature varied from Jamesian ghost stories to Lovecraftian cosmic horror and disturbing psychological thrillers, and included the introduction of a new type of... More > monster, the reanimated Egyptian mummy. These five novelettes comprise his essential horror fiction. With introduction and notes by Rafe McGregor. Contains: “The Captain of the Pole-Star”, “Lot No. 249”, “A Pastoral Horror”, “The Terror of Blue John Gap” and “The Parasite”.< Less
Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #39 has six more stories of Thornton Excelsior from the magnificent Rhys Hughes, mutant ultraviolence from Mike Sauve, science fiction from Douglas Thompson, and an... More > interview with Matthew Hughes. There are lots of reviews, from Jacob Edwards, Douglas Ogurek and Stephen Theaker. The Christmassy cover art is from Howard Watts.< Less
Wash away your misery with the pain of others! “Involuntary Muscle” by Black Static contributor Maura McHugh tells of Lilly, her unhappy life made more miserable yet by surprising news.... More > “House of Nowhere”, a novella by Matthew Amundsen, concerns brave Hully Bo, trapped in a submerged house and tortured by the mean and mysterious Conjurer. We then have reviews of books by Justin Isis, Johnny Mains, Brendan Connell, Lucius Shepard, Scott Edelman, Kevin Anderson and Sam Stall, André Gide and Kristine Ong Muslim, and of the latest instalments of Doctor Who and Harry Potter. In the comics section we take a look at Clint #4, Showcase Presents DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups, Vol. 1, and Strangers: Homicron. The seasonal cover is by lovely Howard Watts.< Less
This special issue of Theaker's Quarterly features the long-awaited conclusion of our very long-running serial, Newton Braddell's Inconclusive Researches into the Unknown. And on the flipside, a... More > special treat, issue 10 of Pantechnicon!< Less
Here is TQF29, seven stories high. Douglas Thompson takes the lead, with the eerie and poetic "Madame Mortadore & the Clouds". "Foundling" by Nick Sansone follows a painter... More > through a troubled life foretold, while "Imaginary Prisons" by David Tallerman also has a good deal to say on the subject of prophecies. John Hall delivers the last of his forgotten stories to our horror section, "The Feaster from the Stars". Its final image is unforgettable. John Greenwood then lets us have it three times in the third eye, as Newton Braddell wends his hopeless way across the world.< Less
Astute readers will recall that in the winter of 1934–1935, Robert Harrison Blake – whose last days are recorded in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Haunter of the Dark” –... More > wrote five weird tales. There has been some controversy over these stories, notably the question as to whether they were published under different titles or lost when Blake met his untimely demise. Some ten years ago, now, I acquired an old exercise book which belonged to a certain “Robert Blake” of Providence. The document has been reliably dated to the 1930s and appears to have taken sixty-odd years to make the journey from his hands in Rhode Island, New England to mine in Yorkshire, old England. Although it is impossible to verify the identity of the author...< Less
Stories in this issue: “The Lives and Spacetimes of Thornton Excelsior” by Rhys Hughes (actually eight stories in one!); “The Daylight Witch” by Jim Steel; “Off and On... More > Again” by Alison Littlewood; “Better than Llandudno, eh?” by Michael W. Thomas; and “Old Preach’s Gods” by Z.J. Woods.
Books from Paul Magrs, Reggie Oliver, Anne and Todd McCaffrey, Nathalie Henneberg, Glen Duncan, Vendela Vida, Wil Wheaton, Johnny Mains, Guy Haley, Ian Cameron Esslemont and Catherynne M. Valente are reviewed, plus seven comics, six audio adventures, five films and one game.
Contributing reviewers this time include Jacob Edwards, Regina Edwards, Michael W. Thomas and Douglas J. Ogurek. Cover art by Howard Watts.< Less