One of our contributors, Michael Reyes, has a new anthology out. It features several stories about Clock, the invisible dwarf chaos sorcerer who guards Coney Island from all manner of extradimensional horrors. You might remember him from the title story, Clock’s Watch, in Cirsova #3.
I think if you like Weird Occult pulp, this sort of thing would be right up your alley—I think that one thing that is strongly to Clock’s benefit is that rather than being a throwback in time, setting stories in the pulp era, Reyes takes the classic weird occult format and places it in the modern day. So rather than pastiche or homage, Clock feels more like a contemporary, new weird* (but not New Weird) occult adventure series.
Disclosure: While I didn’t edit these, I did do cover and interior layout and formatting (it’s not a service I advertise, because I don’t always have time to, but it never hurts to ask if you need it done), so when the physical copies are available be sure to check them out, too, and let us know how we did!
If you enjoy this book, the next story in the sequence, The Iynx, will be featured in the upcoming spring issue of Cirsova.
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Batman: Arkham City, Painkiller (which I found for $3 and bought on Yahtzee’s by now many years old recommendation), and a biography of Talleyrand are all competing for my time and attention. Plus, I need to follow through on buying the full Defender’s Quest now that I’ve exhausted the demo content. And no, I haven’t forgotten my promise to come up with some more MYFAROG related content!
I desperately need to force myself to do more work on the as-yet untitled City at the Top of the World followup. I may have turned a corner on my fall fuguing, and I may actually have the energy to start working on it again.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with HALLS anymore, due to recent events. I know it needs some work before it’s worth even tossing out as an alpha, but the OBS situation has thoroughly demotivated me. Same with polishing up my OSR classes & monsters, which are actually fairly close to ready for publication (they’d just need to be formatted), though I’d probably need to do so without the original art associated with them for various copyright reasons. I really wish that Paul Thornton, AKA Shortymonster, hadn’t disappeared off the face of net, considering it was one of his character portrait texts that was associated with the Prodigal Apprentice class and I would’ve loved to have him write something for the Abbey Monk class, but I don’t know where or how to track him down, which is a shame, since he was one of my first friends in the online tabletop community.
Speaking of give-aways, I’d like to remind anyone who “liked” the post for the Free copy of City at the Top of the World, a like won’t get you a copy (as much as I’d like to give you one!) because a like doesn’t show your email address.