One hundred years ago today, June 27th 1914, Robert Fordyce Aickman was born at 77 Fellows Road in London. Aickman is primarily remembered for two things: his campaign to save the English waterways, and his "strange stories".
In Aickman's honor, I plan to re-read one of his strange stories tonight, but the question is which one? There are forty-eight in number, spread out over some seven collections. Shall I chose a favorite? Or a less often re-visited tale?
I think I shall select from Powers of Darkness, solely because it's been a while since I have perused this volume. Shall it be the old favorite, "The Wine-Dark Sea"? Or maybe "The Visiting Star"? Or maybe both. I'll decide later.
Anyone else up for honoring Aickman by reading one of his stories?
Dorothy Macardle (1889-1958)
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