Aickman's Heirs

Edited by means of Simon Strantzas, "Aickman's Heirs" is an anthology of wierd, bizarre stories via sleek visionaries of peculiar fiction, within the milieu of Robert Aickman, the grasp of wierd and ambiguous tales. Editor and writer Strantzas, a tremendous determine in bizarre fiction, has been hailed because the inheritor to Aickman's oeuvre, and is preferrred to edit this interesting quantity. that includes all-original tales from Brian Evenson, Lisa Tuttle, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Michael Cisco, and others.

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The world is a sphere," Jehan said, knowing as he said it that it was not an uncontroversial opinion, and hence not entirely safe. " "That's what I thought before the rain set in," Alther grumbled, following his cheese with some kind of sweetmeat - which, this time, he did not bother to offer to his companion, "but the people of Evionnaz think the world has an edge, no more than a league from the bounds of their fields. " "I have not said that I am going that way," Jehan said, rudely. " He felt that he had said too much, even though he had said very little, and he indicated by the way in which he gathered his cloak about himself that he did not want to waste any more time before going to sleep, now that the colporteur had finished his meal.

Waiting called forth daydreams, memories and questions, as well as the horrors of St Bartholomew's Eve and its hideous aftermath. For weeks before his arrival in Andernatt Jehan had been walking, not with any rhythmic regularity but at least with grim determination, never laying himself down to sleep until exhaustion had robbed him of any prospect of remembering his nightmares. For days after his arrival at the chateau he had been able to focus his attention on demanding tasks, which had likewise been devoid of any kind of rhythmic regularity, but had nevertheless supplied him more than adequately with opportunities for grim determination.

The discovery of the isochronicity of the pendulum is, of course, credited by our records to Galileo in the early seventeenth century; pendulum clocks first appeared in our world circa 1650 and were first equipped with recoil escapements ten years thereafter, some 87 years later than the device credited to Friedrich Spurzheim in the story. "Master Zacharius" was one of the earliest stories Verne wrote, and embodies ideas that he subsequently set firmly aside; this sequel is, I think, far more Vernian in the best sense of the word.

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