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Douglas Gwilym has been known to compose a weird-fiction rock opera or two. His short story "Poppy's Poppy" is a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award this year, and "Year Six" is on Ellen Datlow's recommended reading list for Best Horror 14. He edited Triangulation for four years and now co-edits The Midnight Zone—forthcoming edition, Novus Monstrum. See him read classics of the proto-Weird on YouTube and check out his stories at LampLight, Dark Horses, Lucent Dreaming, Penumbric, and Tales to Terrify.
Douglas Gwilym reads tales of the Proto-Weird...
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