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The Grinnell Method by

The Grinnell Method

Published – Strange Horizons, Sept 2012. Available to read online here. In 1943 ornithologist Barbara Kenney comes to observe the plovers. It is her third visit to the same area, some of the natives recognise her as that odd woman who looks at strange birds. They usually leave her to herself. She follows the Grinnell Method of recording her observations,

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The Unfortunate Fursey by

unfortunate

Fursey is a lay brother in Clonmacnoise. The only monastery in Ireland to be unafflicted by demons and other such occult presences. The power of its bells have kept all those evil powers away. But that has changed! Demons, vampires, and numerous other evils are now tempting the holy monks. None have much to fear, they simple say the words

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Pompeii dir. by

pompeii

We open with evil Roman soldiers slaughtering the Celtic Horse tribes. With the commander of the Roman soldiers ordering his forces to “kill them all”. But one boy survives seeing his father killed, and his mother killed, and his whole family killed. He is taken as a slave, and when next we see him he is a gladiator in London.

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The Abominable by

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

My final read for this year’s RIP In June of 1924 reports from Everest reveal that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine have vanished, missing, presumed dead in their attempt to reach the summit. The news reaches our narrator, Jake Perry, as he himself is climbing a mountain. He is accompanied by Richard Deacon, a man who knows Mallory, who once

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