Welcome to Schlock’s first edition of 2021. It’s now ten years since your ’umble editor had the bright idea that it was about time he started editing a fantasy/sci-fi/horror webzine (although it took until April before the first issue saw the light), little anticipating the decade that awaited him.
More of that in the spring; for the moment we have a story of suburban wolves; shockingly undemocratic goings on Picklock Lane; and a story of bad odours and revenge is followed by another science fantasy detective adventure of Kassi and Sebastian.
Nostalgic memories unfold a tale of folk horror; an ageing hippie encounters a vampire; and a gangster steals a mad a scientist’s invention with chaotic results. Strange and magical things are going on behind the conventional facade of modern-day Edinburgh. Meanwhile, a Clock Criminal travels into the past. The Florentine Vampire sates all his lusts. And Gruntz eliminates another parasite.
By the way, if any of you want to hear me talking about weird fiction, I’ll be appearing on Justin Young’s Monsters, Madness and Magic (www.monstersmadnessandmagic.com) podcast on 26th January 2021, 5pm (UK time). See you there!
PS: Schlock is now open for submissions again.
Also available in ebook and magazine formats.
Now available from Rogue Planet Press—Lovecraftiana Halloween 2020