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Thursday, September 09, 2010
Cone Zero - Cern Project

Cone Zero - Cern Project

posted Wednesday, 10 September 2008

STOP PRESS (10 Sep 08): A Black Hole needs an 'exit cone'. Hence CONE ZERO (published July 4th 2008) and the lemniscate on its cover. The Fix Review of 'Cone Zero' says: "You can see it coming, of course. It's like watching a disaster from a distance and being powerless to stop it." But Cone Zero as safety valve is currently saving the world! The Power of Imagination as prophylactic.

Above image thanks to Rog Pile.

CONE ZERO (Page 129) - Story

This story tells of the statue from the front cover of 'Zencore!'?  And includes this passage: "Crashing, collisions, what was that ruckus? My eyes fluttered open and I felt a jolt of recognition, an air of familiarity. I couldn't believe it. Cone Zero. It barely changed. The only difference was the increase in destruction, how the shades of black had faded, and the stars - they looked loose, askew as if they could fall at any moment."


TO LET - Story

This combines the Credit Crunch with a Black Hole.  Perhaps a seminal work for our times.


Other stories in the book, too, are uncannily in resonance with the Cern Project that started today.

Other notes concerning the Cern Project and Cone Zero will be made available on this page as and when they occur. Please help us with these.

PS: Possibly considering CERN ZOO as a title for Nemonymous Nine! Thoughts?


1. Weirdmonger left...
Friday, 12 September 2008 9:13 am


Cerne Abbas giant:

Effect of Zencore?

Posted at 09:05 am by Weirdmonger

Bibliography of the 'Weirdmonger' Book (2003)

Bibliography of the 'Weirdmonger' Book (2003)

posted Thursday, 7 August 2008


>The Abacus

Whispers From The Dark #14 (1995)


>Always in Dim Shadow

Exuberance #3 (1991)

Frisson Vol 1 No 2 (1996)

Sackcloth & Ashes #6 (1999)


>Angel Of The Agony

Necropolis #18 (1994)

Nasty Snips (MT Book) (1999)


>Apple Turnover

Dead of Night #9 (1994)


>Back Doubles

Black Tears #2 (1993)

Black Moon #4 (1995)



Gothic Light #7 (1993)

New Dawn Fades #14 (1995)

Hadrosaur Tales #8 (2000)


>Big Ship, Little Ship and Brown

Substance #2 (1995)

Stygian Articles #6 (1996)

At'mos faer (Kadath) (1997)



Deathrealm #13 (1991)

Best of DF Lewis (Tal Publications) (1993)



Dementia 13 #10 (1993)

Elder Signs #1 (1997)

Dark Legacy Vol 3, i (2001)


>A Brief Visit to Bonnyville

The Third Alternative #7 (1995)



Atsatrohn vol 3 no 6 (1993)

Contortions #1 (1996)

Nasty Piece of Work #11 (1999)


>The Chaise Longue

Gravity’s Angels (The T Party) (1998)


>The Christmas Angel

Grotesque #6 (1995)

Parasol Post #18 (2000)


>Dark They Were and Empty-Eyed

Nyx-Obscura #1 (1995)

Visionary Tongue #3 (1996)

At’mos faer (Kadath) (1997)


>The Dead

Elegia vol 2 no 3 (1995)


>Dear Mum

Dream #26 (1990)

Parlour Papers #1 (1993)


>Digory Smalls

Dagon #24 (1989)

Twisted #1 (1996)



Flicker ‘n’ Frames #12 (1991)

Best of DF Lewis (Tal Publications) (1993)

Earwig Flesh Factory #3/4 (2000)



Palace Corbie (1995)



Scheherazade #8 (1993)

Palace Corbie (1997)


>Encounters with Terror

Weirdbook #29 (1995)

Dark Horizons #34 (1993)


>Find Mine

The Vampire’s Crypt #14 (1998)

Peeping Tom #29 (1998)


>First Sight

Dark Regions Vol 3 No 1 (1995)

Lathered In Crimson #4/5 (1998)



Heliocentric Net vol 2 No 1 (1993)

Psychotrope #3 (1995)


>The Hungerers

Imelod #17 (2000)


>The II King

Ocular #18 (1998)


>In Unison

Stygian Articles #3 (1995)

Black Rose #2 (1998)


>The Jack-in-the-Box

Exuberance #3 (1992)

Best of DF Lewis  (Tal Publns) (1993)


>The Last Prize

Albedo One #5 (1994)


>The Merest Tilt

Mystic Fiction Vol 2 No 4 (1994)

Beyond The Brink #9 (1995)


>Migrations of the Heart

Dreams and Nightmares #39 (1993)


>A Mind's Kidney

Severin' #4 (1993)

Footsteps #2 (1996)


>Padgett Weggs

Tales After Dark #2 (1986)

Fantasy Macabre #15 (1993)


>Queuing Behind Crazy People

Night Dreams #7 (1997)



Eldritch Tales #26 (1992)

Roadworks #6 (1999)



Alternaties #13 (1993)

Year’s Best Horror Stories (Daw) (1994)


>Scaredy & White Mouth

Chills #8 (1994)


>The Scar Museum

Palace Corbie (1996)

Strix #17 (1999)


>Season of Lost Will

Hobgoblin #2 (1991)

Dark Horizons #33 (1992)


>Second Best

Vicious Circle #2 (1993)

Eclipse #6 (1998)


>A Selfish Strain

Scar Tissue #13 (1998)

Drift #96 (1998)


>The Sun Setting

Never printed before


>Shades of Emptiness

Never printed before


>The Shiftlings

The White Rose #16 (1990)

Dreams & Nightmares #37  (1992)


>Small Fry

Never printed before


>Small Talk

Alternaties #16 (1994)


>The Spigot & The SpeechMark

Deathrealm #28 (1996)


>Sponge and China Tea

Dagon #26 (DF Lewis Special) (1989)

Year’s Best Horror Stories XVIII (1990)


>The Stories of Murkales: Twelve Zodiacal Tales

Dagon #20 & #21 (1987, 1988)


>Stricken with Glee

After Hours #16 (1992)

End Of The Millennium #11 (1999)


>The Swing

Visionary Tongue #9 (1997)

Dread #4 (1998)


>The Tallest King

Cerebretron #6 (1988)

Sierra Heaven #1 (1995)


>Tentacles Across the Atlantic (The Story)

Stygian Articles #7 (1996)


>The Terror of the Tomb

Heart Attack #2 (1992)


>Todger's Town

Cthulhu Cultus #15 (1999)


>Tom Rose

‘Signals’ anthology from 'London Magazine' (Constable Books) (1991)


>Top of an Angel's Head

Barfly #2 (1996)

The Fractal #6 (1997)


>Uncle Absolutely

Foolscap #12 (1992)

Visionary Tongue #11 (1998)



Gateways #6 (1993)


>The Walking Mat

Sugar Sleep (Barrington) (1993)

After (2000)


>Wall Pack

Dagon#26 (DF Lewis Special) (1989)



Oasis #62;63 (1993)


>Watch the Whiskers Sprout

Cthulhu’s Heirs (Chaosium) (1994)


>The Weirdmonger

Back Brain Recluse #11 (1988)

The Dream Zone #8 (2001)


>Welsh Pepper

Vandeloecht's Fiction Magazine #5 (1992)

Year’s Best Horror Stories XXI (1993)


>Wild Honey

The Stylus #1 (1993)



Dagon #26 (DF Lewis Special) (1989)

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DFL's self-appraisal of this book at link immediately above.

Posted at 08:44 am by Weirdmonger

Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Doctor Who finale

Doctor Who finale

posted Sunday, 27 June 2010



Doctor Who finale: I liked his atomic fez.

And they might've pinched ideas from my 'Cern Zoo' retrocausality themes of the recent year. :)

And a blank book! (Nemonymous Two - first blank story ever published - Nemonymous Six - the first ever non-existent book). 

A bit of a muddly paradoxica - the finale - but basically satisfying - and very well acted.

I wonder what the kids viewing managed to glean. I think they would have enjoyed it and probably gleaned more than me!


Posted at 02:22 pm by Weirdmonger

Tuesday, September 07, 2010
London Sitar Ensemble and World Strings

London Sitar Ensemble and World Strings

posted Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Yesterday evening, I attended a performance by the London Sitar Ensemble and World Strings at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

It was an amazing evening of veils and piques, vales and peaks, with nine sitars, two drum (tabla?) players, a kora, a huge flute, a cello and electric guitar – all led by Sanjay Guha.

The music rolled on excitingly, then  soothingly, then hypnotically ... with aspergers and rhythmic psychologies built into many thoughts including Philip Glass, Jimi Hendrix, and modern western classical music which is one of my main interests.  In fact, the cellist (James Barralet) played Ligeti’s Cello Sonata that fitted perfectly, yet paradoxically, into the ensemble’s evening like an angst-ridden hand into a jewelled glove.  Tunde Jegede’s harp-like cadenzas on the kora  were simply beautiful. The more ‘conversational’ moments between individual players were often poignantly inspiring. And a young boy playing upon what looked like a mandolin-type instrument kept an awe-inspiring relentless clock rhythm punctuating, inter alia, two cacodaemonical driven drum solos around him. 

And more.  Went home smiling.

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Saturday, 26 June 2010 9:50 am :: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/ligetis

You can listen to Ligeti's stunning Cello Sonata (with paintings) at link immediately above.

Posted at 12:02 pm by Weirdmonger

Big Brother 11

Big Brother 11

posted Tuesday, 15 June 2010


As with previous BBs at this early stage in proceedings, I'm now beginning to live in the faces; these are people who I happen to think about (for good or ill) and who have entered my life in a very strange way, with their baffles and fables, veils and piques, two-way filters of truth and fiction. The thing about truth is that it is monumental, untouchable, but humans can't approach it without being blinded by differing elements of fiction, some fiction voluntary and conniving, other fiction involuntary and sometimes to be pitied. I see truth among the personality crags and faces wherein we shall live for the next 12 weeks, taking them for granted by paradoxically not taking them for granted (or vice versa), i.e. by peeking at their ... well, yes, their veils and piques, vales and peaks.

I'd add a note about Corin's nifty neck-dance last night. An involuntary glitch of 'character' or a conniving show for the cameras?

See Marion Arnott's and other people's running commentary on current BB HERE

Posted at 08:50 am by Weirdmonger

JANE by PF Jeffery

JANE by PF Jeffery

posted Tuesday, 15 June 2010

It is difficult to review independently a book by a friend and correspondent since 1967, especially since I have personally witnessed much of his fiction work 'growing up' in that correspondence over the last 25 years. Indeed, under various titles, he has been writing 'Warriors of Love' for that great length of time, and a projected 12-novel series is now being (re)written and published in books: HERE.

That is why I am dying to read the thoughts of other readers about what I consider to be important literature, aspects of which may deter as many other aspects will attract. I genuinely believe these to be well-written (easy-to-read but satisfyingly textured) novels, but ones that need care and a sense of trepidation.  I personally do not relish all their aspects but as a gestalt I relish what I sense is now evolving: a serious literary, but stylistically readable, treatment of childhood, growing up, poignancy of the human condition, history as a concept and an experience, religion, spirituality, a positivism (that often doesn't chime with my own negativism), feminism (that also doesn't necessarily chime with me), gender, slavery, adult sexuality, i.e. a believably tangible fantasy world that really exists on the page and in the mind, but also containing things that I worry about but hope to cease worrying about given acclimatisation to the world PFJ has created.  We shall see.

Whatever the case, they are books of 'fiction' upon which any serious reader needs at least a view of some sort.  I really want to know those views. It is otherwise hard to be objective.

I wrote a detailed real-time review of the above book last year HERE before it was a proper book.

Yesterday, I wrote a thumbnail review of it on its sales page: HERE


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Saturday, 3 July 2010 12:55 pm :: http://weirdmonger.blogspot.com/2010/07/

My review of MARGARET by PF Jeffery at link immediately above.

Posted at 08:49 am by Weirdmonger

Monday, September 06, 2010
First sight of 'Null Immortalis' cover

First sight of 'Null Immortalis' cover

posted Tuesday, 8 June 2010


 .cover design: dean harkness


Purchase details: HERE

TURN AGAIN by William Meikle
A GIANT IN THE HOUSE by Daniel Pearlman
THE RETURN by S.D. Tullis
LUCIEN’S MENAGERIE by David Fitzpatrick
EVEN THE MIRROR by Ursula Pflug
LOVE IS THE DRUG by Andrew Hook
THE SCREAM by Tim Casson
THE SHELL by Tony Lovell
OBLIVION by Derek John
TROOT by Margaret B. Simon
ONLY ENUMA ELISH by Richard Gavin
ICARUS ABOVE... by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
HOLESALE by Rachel Kendall
'FIRE' by Roy Gray
BROOM PEOPLE by Cameron Pierce
THE GREEN DOG by Steve Rasnic Tem
SUPERMARINE by Tim Nickels



1. Marge Simon left...
Tuesday, 8 June 2010 5:53 pm

I am absolutely delighted with this cover! It conjures up all sorts of images --desolation, the threat of doom, loneliness and powers beyond our knowledge. Really fits with my story, too, I think. Can't wait to read the other stories!

Posted at 01:00 pm by Weirdmonger

Last Balcony Photograph

Last Balcony Photograph

posted Monday, 7 June 2010




This photograph was recently taken among a series of photos in Thorpe-Le-Soken.

 It now gives me goozebumps. It really does.




Posted at 12:58 pm by Weirdmonger

Saturday, September 04, 2010
Dr Who / Hung Parliament

Dr Who / Hung Parliament

posted Monday, 10 May 2010


I sense that Dr Who in the last few years has become a self-conscious series of role-playing or computer games where the main protagonist characters seem to *know* they are safe (or immortal) within each episode or 'choose your own path to adventure' scenario - all artificially tied by a running image like 'bad wolf' or a crack in the wall type of thing.
The audience is expected to collude in those terms and any suspension of disbelief is one that only the modern psyche (imbued with such 'games' and similar real 'macho' car-driving impregnability) can hope to manage.
The current shenanigans with the UK hung parliament represent a similar at-one-remove fabrication - playing games with our material well-being by means of a sense of (false) impregnability or 'null immortalis'.

1. Weirdmonger left...
Monday, 10 May 2010 11:28 am

The latest episode seemed to me -

"Hey, gal, let's take your fiance and go for an adventure. I know, an adventure about vampires - and wouldn't it be great to make the location Venice... change into your fish-net stockings, the skirt's just fine..."

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Monday, 10 May 2010 12:32 pm :: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/dr_who_

Doctor Who / Gordon Brown - earlier blog at link immedately above.

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Monday, 10 May 2010 12:59 pm

Matt Smith is a terrible Dr Who, to my mind. Someone from the Sixth Form acting the goat. I can understand he needs to be modern for modern viewers. But I'd draw the line at Prince Harry?

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Monday, 10 May 2010 1:00 pm

Pleased to see he carried a card with the original Dr Who on it (my Dr Who).

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Monday, 10 May 2010 6:23 pm

Des Lewis After the 'perfect snooker' of an election result, Brown has just released the inevitable random blast of the cue ball...

Posted at 10:08 am by Weirdmonger

Dr Who / Gordon Brown

Dr Who / Gordon Brown

posted Sunday, 2 May 2010


Doctor Who last night (as I recall him saying):
"If I always told you the truth, there would be no need for me to ask you to trust me."

Gordon Brown after Bigotgate?

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Sunday, 2 May 2010 3:28 pm :: http://shawnlunn2002.blogspot.com/2010/0

Thanks to the blog-owner at the link immediately above, the correct quote is:

The Doctor: "You need to start trusting me. It's never been more important."

Amy: “But you don’t always tell me the truth.”

The Doctor: “If I always told you the truth, I wouldn't need you to trust me.”

Posted at 10:03 am by Weirdmonger

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