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Weird Tales #341
Wildside Press Zine  ISBN/ITEM#: 0898-073
Date: Aug/Sept 2006 /

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Weird Tales #341 – August-September 2006 – ISSN 0898-073

Table of Contents
Fiction: The Elixir of Youth by Brian Stableford * Firth Avenue Interlude by Richard Lupoff * Corpse's Wrath by Keith Taylor * Aftermath by Tina & Tony Rath * Conversation at the Tomb of an Unknown King by Richard Parks * Revival by Natalia Lincoln * Children of Moriah by Robert Weinberg * Blackwater Ghosts by Terry Sofian Features: The Eyrie * The Everlasting Barbarian: Robert E. Howard by Leo Grin Verse: A Cautionary Terzanelle by Joan Silsby * Creative Solution by Lee Strong * A Request of the Minstrel by Frederick S. Durbin * Dark Fantasy Film Festival by David Bain * The Hunli and the Kublevex

I have now grown quite accustomed to knowing that when I start to read an issue of Weird Tales that I am going to like every story. This issue lives up to that standard.

The first story is "The Elixir of Youth" by Brian Stableford. This is set in medieval times and concerns a young winemaker who finds a way to make wine that gives life-restoring properties. But the way he goes about this leads to disastrous results. "Firth Avenue Interlude" is a wonderful little reminiscence by Richard Lupoff about working as a young boy in a famous book store. There is not much fantasy but the story is so charming that you don't care. Keith Taylor's "Corpse's Wrath" is an adventure story about a thief who is given a very perilous job. "Aftermath" by Tina & Tony Rath is a great story about a dying hermit and an elderly Abbess who share a very famous past.

In "Conversation at the Tomb of an Unknown King", Richard Parks gives us a nice little tale about a wight who guards a tomb and a young man seeking his fortune. "Revival" by Natalia Lincoln reminds me of Manly Wade Wellman in its setting. A young girl encounters a haint underneath the stump of a 'Killing Tree' and must protect her family. Robert Weinberg contributes a chilling little story in "Children of Moriah" about a man who has a very distasteful job but very noble intentions for doing it. It's just the sort of high-quality that you'd expect from one of the masters of the field. Last of all, "Blackwater Ghosts" by Terry Sofian is a quiet little tale about a man who must recover dead bodies from deep waters for a living.

This is a great magazine that you should subscribe to or pick up at your local bookstore.

(Source: Wildside Press)

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