Wednesday

NONFICTION: HANNAH'S HORRORSHOW - 'BLOOD FEAST'

 Please welcome our new horror film columnist, HJ RODGERS, who will be writing regular reviews of classic horror movies, in the series we're calling HANNAH'S HORRORSHOW! First up, a review of the classic movie by Herschell Gordon Lewis, BLOOD FEAST!

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Monday

SERIAL: WEAPON EYES, SIR, CHAPTER 12

 Paul S. Grimsley's biopunk SF thjriller WEAPON EYES, SIR continues! Hemmed in by military espionage brute Grunewald, Stanley panics and searches for help in the transhuman underground. But will he get more than he bargained for?

he had to tread carefully everywhere he went - at least that was the point he had been operating from, but that way of thinking was starting to drag him down and he needed to do something else. one accident, one stupid mistake, and this was where he found himself? the whole world gone topsy turvy? the response to his fuck up seemed disproportionate to him ...READ SERIAL: 'WEAPON EYES, SIR' CHAPTER 12 NOW!


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FLASH FICTION: SISTERLY LOVE

Please welcome Vic Errington, new to Weaponizer. His first flash fiction piece for the site is a short, suspenseful tale about the conflict in the Middle East.

She first came at noon on Monday. Soldiers scrambled for cover. The old woman stood naked, gazing vacantly into the Green Zone. Western soldiers shouted in Arabic:“Put your hands in the air and drop to your knees.” I watched as the woman remained silent, unmoving, unnerving, in the dusty Baghdad sunlight. Then the Muezzin called midday Adhan, interrupting the standoff ...READ FLASH FICTION: 'SISTERLY LOVE' NOW!

FLASH FICTION: DREAMS OF MUTILATION


Welcome back! We've been in hiding for the last week, as editor Bram did some work on his own projects, and the fearless buccaneers aboard the good ship Black Lantern stayed busy, as they re-launched their website. We're back this week with more installments of our serials, more flash fiction and more new writers! First, meet Langdon Hickman, who describes himself as a 'young, foolish man.' His first tale for us is an SF / fantasy flash fiction about a barren, sleeping world. Watch out for the locusts...

Once, before their existence was reduced to the dream, they had cities, buildings, great gates that lead to other worlds. Their locust hordes swarmed out, swept clean the countless millions of worlds they found, bringing back bits of bone and flesh and stone with which the dreamers stitched their home ...READ FLASH FICTION 'DREAMS OF MUTILATION' NOW!

Friday

WELCOME TO WEAPONIZER

Welcome to Weaponizer.

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SERIAL: WEAPON EYES, SIR, CHAPTER 11

Paul S. Grimsley's biopunk thriller WEAPON EYES, SIR continues! Someone shady is putting the frighteners on Burlesk... What will this mean for Stanley?

sat in his office, burlesk was worried about what he had done; wondered how, given the power grunewald possessed, how he had even managed to leave the area without being picked up on some kind of surveillance device. the phone rang. he didn't want to pick it up ...READ CHAPTER 11 OF 'WEAPON EYES, SIR' NOW!

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Wednesday

WEAPONIZER WRITERS HARLEQUINADE & I-CAM READING IN EDINBURGH: THIS FRIDAY!


From Edinburgh Guide.com:

Esc f8, the country’s only theatre company dedicated to producing science fiction is to take its maiden voyage this Friday in ‘Black Sky’ – an evening of science fiction stories.
The setting is the Scottish Storytelling Centre, but director Tom Freeman promises an intergalactic experience. “We have a great group of stories to tell, a touch of classic science fiction and some excellent local writers performing their own work. The audience will be taking an Intergalactic tourism flight with us, and we hope to provide some fun in-flight entertainment. Explore the strange and the strangely familiar; Time, Space and Worlds beyond this... oh and maybe even a robot or two if you’re lucky.”

Freeman is an experienced Edinburgh actor and will be performing, along with actress and clown Cat Somerville. ‘Dark Clown’ Harlequinade, and local writer Cam Wong will be performing their own work. Both are regular contributors to the fiction magazine Weaponizer. It is hoped this event will be a launch pad to further opportunities to see Science Fiction on stage in the capital. Esc f8 was founded this year by Freeman and physical performer Cameron Hall as a reaction to a lack of examples of the genre in local entertainment, and as a way to engage with writers and fans of the genre. “This storytelling event is just the beginning” Freeman explained, “We have plans for all sorts – Zombies, Cowboys, Victorians… just watch this space, if you excuse the pun.”

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The event starts at 7pm and tickets are £6/£4 from Scottish Storytelling Centre. As there will be some bad language under 12s are not advised to attend.

Tuesday

FICTION: PROPER PREPARATION



Richard Fannon's an old hand round these parts - he was one of the first clutch of writers to join the Weaponizer clan. Today, he brings us a speculative fiction story about people with 'complex lifestyles.' Intrigued? Read on...

The door identified him as he approached and had unlocked itself by the time he touched the handle. Last out and first in, as always. In an hour or so, the first regulars would start filtering in from wherever they had spent the night and everything needed to be ready. The roomba trundled up to him – it had cleaned and polished the floors overnight and wanted to be resupplied. He nudged it away and it trundled back to its charging point, correctly interpreting the nudge to mean that he'd deal with it later ...READ SHORT FICTION: 'PROPER PREPARATION' NOW!

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