Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The first issue of Black Infinity debuted barely a month ago and I'm already hard at work constructing the second big issue which features Blobs, Globs, Slime & Spores.
Here's the preliminary cover of issue #2 due early 2018.
Here's a chance to pick up a print copy of Weirdbook #35 for a ridiculously low price. Amazon has the issue reduced to about $5. The magabook contains my eerie short story "A Handful of Dust." Grab one and give thanks for saving a lucky $7.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Yet another great review of GASLIGHT ARCANUM: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Issue #28 of the UK magazine BLACK STATIC contains yet another great review of GASLIGHT ARCANUM: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (edited by Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell for Edge SF and Fantasy Publishing). BLACK STATIC Contributing Editor Peter Tennant had previously listed the anthology among his 13 favorite reads of 2012 thus far. In his review column CASE NOTES, he gives a short review of each tale in GASLIGHT ARCANUM, and I'm still glowing over what he wrote about my story "The Dead Sin of Sherlock Holmes": "There is more supernatural fare with 'The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes' by Tom English, with the genre standard of a cursed book here given a fresh coat of scarlet paint...." Tennant describes the story as "adroitly written and engaging, [the] horrors put over with aplomb." GASLIGHT ARCANUM can be purchased just about everywhere books are sold. Here's the Amazon link

Monday, November 21, 2011

What GASLIGHT ARCANUM readers and reviewers are saying about "The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes"


“The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes” by Tom English

“Eerily good fun, reminded me a bit of ACD's 'The Silver Hatchet'. This is one to get caught up in, and will send the shivers down your spine. Made all the better for it capturing the essence of Sherlock Holmes.... Investigation played out the way Holmes of Canon would have done, down to the last letter. Supernatural or no, this was a genuinely well-done pastiche.”

“The tale overall is very dark and contains quite a bit of conflict around the nature of faith and sin -- not a traditional Holmes story, but very good despite that.”

“...This tale builds tension with an engaging and original plot.”

“...A chilling & succinctly told tale....”

“...A clever twist that was both imaginative and chilling. I found it an excellent read.”

(Just one of a dozen stories in GASLIGHT ARCANUM: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
(Quotes pulled from spoiler-laden reviews at TANGENTonline.com, FlamesRising.com, Examiner.com and Amazon.com)

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