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?
Buried Shadows by John Howard, Egaeus Press
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