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‘The Lights Of Armageddon’ by William Browning Spencer

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Something of a rarity in that it actually attempts to be funny. Basically it plays Lovecraft for laughs with eldritch ancient ones hidden inside lightbulbs and deadpan stage magicians who can perform real magic:

The Amazing Max shrugged his shoulders. “I believe your precise marital status is incidental to the larger issue – which is the approaching end of civilisation.”

‘The Lights Of Armageddon’ doesn’t actually go anywhere but the fact it even turns the engine on is remarkable in this setting.

Quality: ***
Wit: ***

Written by Martin

14 December 2009 at 10:00

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