The Dark Lighthouse : Tales of speculation and the fantastic
Forty-three stories of speculation and fantasy by David R. Grigg, exploring the future and the past, the horrific, the humorous, the mysterious, the fantastic, and the merely disturbing. - Awakened from a terrible dream, a young woman strives to avoid a tragedy in real life. - Driving alone through the dark night, a photographer encounters extraordinary reminders of his dead wife. - A teenage boy sees faces everywhere he looks. He is always in the midst of a crowd. An ugly crowd. - A king driven mad by an ancient prophecy forces his queen to live in terror for their unborn child. - An old man, once a famous concert pianist, struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. - Two hikers crossing a moor come across an unexpected and ultimately terrifying obstacle. - An academic dismissed from his position encounters support from a very unusual source. - A wealthy industrialist thinks he has found a way to leave his troubles behind, but has he? - A young woman flees a collapsing civilisation, only to find herself in a harsher world, facing a terrible dilemma. ... these and many other stories will keep you thinking for days.
- Paperback | 342 pages
- 140 x 216 x 19mm | 435g
- 12 Jun 2014
- Rightword Enterprises
About David R Grigg
David Grigg is a retired software developer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in the field of interactive multimedia for over two decades, and has also worked in public relations and as a journalist and sub-editor. He is married, with one grown-up daughter and two grand-children. Born in the north of England, he emigrated to Australia with his parents at the age of 13. He has lived in Australia ever since. During the 1970s and 1980s, David was deeply involved in the science fiction fan community in Australia, publishing fanzines and helping organize SF conventions, eventually becoming Chairman of the 43rd World SF Convention held in Melbourne in 1985. He is the author of a number of professionally published short stories and two short fantasy novels for teens, "Halfway House" and "Shadows". He is now trying to write novel-length fiction, and runs a website called The Narratorium devoted to publishing free short stories at http: //narratorium.com.