July 9, 2017 at 4:39 am
Hello Slatsky of the Lidless Sky!
I just read your June 2017 statements. I read them by accident for I was hunting for information on the possibility of second collection of short stories. Me. I am nobody. But I have the street creds when it comes to dark fantasy literature. One earns personal accolade if one wants them after two scores delving into the ancient past, and keeping abreast of whispered names.
Alectryomancer has few rivals. No name dropping, but you’ve got the goods.
In the year 1999 do you know how many books were published in the United States? Over 300,000. That was before the world population went up a billion and e-publishing. The dark fantasy weird revival was a rumble of thunder over the horizon.
The chance that your name has been heard by anyone and that anyone cares enough to write you to honor all your years of work is way above the odds. The style of your writing, and the nature of the material will only appeal to a small numbers. Lovecraft died penniless, and Poe not much better. Leiber is largely forgotten. Hodgson who? Your alive and known. Maybe, only by a few, but known. If your goal is fame you’re looking into the abyss. Don’t look for praise from those you admire. Certainly, don’t write for fortune. Write to be you.
Ignore all I have written if you choose. I’ll still seek out your writings.
LikeLiked by 1 person
August 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm
I just wanted to express how much I am enjoying Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales,
I have enjoyed loads of weird fiction collections, especially recent ones but there are few books which manage to really get under my skin and stay with me as much as this collection. There are a number of stories that just wont leave my mind alone, especially “No One is Sleeping in this World” which is one of the most gut wrenching and unnerving stories I have ever read.
Thanks for writing and sharing such great and unique stories.
Best Regards, Jacob
Christopher Slatsky said:
August 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm
Thank you very much for the kind words Jacob.
The Sanguine Woods said:
November 13, 2019 at 5:15 pm
Hope things are well with you. Reading your upcoming collection. Brilliant.
November 13, 2019 at 7:31 pm
Thank you very much. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.
( Log Out /
You are commenting using your Twitter account.
( Log Out /
You are commenting using your Facebook account.
( Log Out /
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.