Nurses and babysitters taking care of vampires and werewolves during The Great Depression? President Herbert Hoover striking financial aid deals with monsters? Compassion for a vampire child from another era? Who came first? The monsters or the humans? The year is 1930… and Lawrence Dagstine is just one of your Feature Authors for a very weird novelette. It all takes place in the latest issue of Sam’s Dot Publishing’s digest-sized magazine, Cover of Darkness. Edited by Tyree Campbell. Published semi-annually.
A Time And Place For Monsters – 1930
Written by Lawrence Dagstine
Weaver of the Historical Weird Tale…
COVER OF DARKNESS – MAY 2010
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COVER OF DARKNESS – NOVEMBER 2009
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Other Authors & Poets: Mark Anthony Brennan, Tyree Campbell, Virginia Mohlere, Jonathan Wolf, Edward Cox, Ferrel D. Moore, Marc Colten, Lawrence Dagstine, W.K. Tucker, Jennifer Sparlin, Hillary Bartholomew, Eric Obame, Thom Olausson, Marge B. Simon, Peter Layton, K.S. Hardy, Cathy Buburuz, Gary Every, Ash Krafton, and finally, W.C. Roberts.
I’ll be coming your way as a feature authorin Sam’s Dot Publishing’s print, and soon-to-be e-publication too, Cover of Darkness. This would be my second acceptance to the bi-annual anthology magazine. Edited by Tyree Campbell. It’s a big old novelette, one filled with nurses and hospitals and monsters and the truth about humanity. It is also an historical tale. Atmospherically, it takes place during the height of The Great Depression. The year 1930, to be exact.
Issue #5.2 – Fall 2009, of David Lee Summer’s TALES OF THE TALISMAN is now available for purchase. Get your copy today. Also, don’t forget, I’ll be back again next year around this time with a novelette-length work. In the meantime, enjoy the 2009 print edition. The interior artwork is fab!
You can now find me in the latest PDF edition of the immensely popular, ever-growing Necrotic Tissue. April 2009, available via download. It’s a great horror magazine with a bright future ahead of it. If you love zombies, then you’ll love what I have to offer this round up. Starting in July 2009, Necrotic Tissue will abandon its PDF roots to become a quarterly print.
New Monsters! It’s about time… Hmm, am I making any sense? I don’t know, I might not make any sense ever again. Fanboy-ism aside, and as a science fiction writer to boot, I’m here today to declare my love yet again for one of the longest running shows in TV history. That’s right — Doctor Who! Torchwood would probably come in second or third for me. And, as we all know, David Tennant regenerates after this year and becomes The Eleventh Doctor. This role will go to the then 27-year old Matt Smith.
Now I will admit, at first I wasn’t too keen on the idea of Smith taking over the role; I had fingers crossed for Paterson Joseph, Adrian Lester, or even Colin Salmon. But I guess it’s only right that we give the boy a chance. After all, Stephen Moffat is a remarkable writer and it’s as if he were born to lead such a fantastic show. Also, Matt Smith promises to bring a lot to the role as the Doctor — retracing the 70’s show model, Matt and Stephen? — and you know these newbies, one night they’re nobody, the next they’re a guaranteed success and eating the pie from the Actor’s Guild. Matt Smith you have my attention. I will give you a chance, I promise. But what adversaries will you face? What monsters will you go up against? What surprises does Moffat have in store for us in 2010?
I know the one monster I don’t want to see anymore is The Daleks — NO MORE! They’ve been done to death. Russell T. Davies abused them enough, I think. I love the Cybermen, don’t get me wrong… but please exit right. And it’s safe to bet that the Sontarans were just a “one-time” gig. I want monsters that harken back to the Baker years. Or they should be, at the very least, considered.
I have read rumors (and they are only that), that the “Weeping Angels” will be making their return. I’ve seen The Sea Devils being tossed about the Net. The Troclafane were mentioned on one “source” forum, but I hope they weren’t serious. And like the Sea Devils, my money is on the Ice Warriors all the way! I wouldn’t be surprised if they are a major villain in Series Five.
There are so many monsters that haven’t returned, that should. I mean, what about the Nimon? These were Minotaur-like monsters who could shoot you down with their horns. In the insect department, you have the Wirrn, who are most memorable from Baker’s second story, The Ark in Space. A Horror of Fang Rock-like story involving the Rutans would be kind of interesting. Or how about using CGI to remake The Gravis and a new sort of Tractator? Perhaps The Zarbi? No, even better, how about the Rani?
As I get ready for PLANET OF THE DEAD, I wonder what surprises are in store for Matt Smith. And us…
What monsters do YOU want to see return to Doctor Who? Would you like to cast a vote?
Come, take a Doctor Who poll with me…
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