Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 10:08 am: |
I am re-reading the entire 37-issue canon of the legendary "Peeping Tom" magazine at the moment, with a view to publishing a "Peeping Tom" anthology next year (was supposed to be this year but you know how it is). "Peeping Tom" is famous for being the seed-bed for many writers who have gone on to become well known and successful.
About an hour ago, I read the first story in Issue 12 (1993), "Among the Leaves" by our very own Joel Lane and wanted to say what a beautiful, haunting, subtle (see the "Ambiguity" thread)and terrible (in the literal sense) story it is. "Among the Leaves" is why I love the work of Joel Lane.
Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 12:36 pm: |
I'm guessing this will be in your antho, then, Terry? This is one of Joel's tales that I don't think I've read...
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 02:06 am: |
Thanks, Terry! That's very encouraging, and much appreciated.
Simon, with nearly 26 issues of PT still to be read I wouldn't take anything for granted.
Some of the imagery in 'Among the Leaves' was reworked in a later story, 'The Hunger of the Leaves' (one of my rare attempts at outright fantasy). One of the two will be included in a collection I'm currently working on.
My favourite Peeping Tom memory is the Conrad Williams story in which one character is said to have been expelled from school for his interpretation of a Shakespeare text. (I'm paraphrasing somewhat.)