The Fall single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Fall
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'Wilson is an Australian comic book writer who has traveled to Tokyo to meet his collaborators. Kyoko and Yoshi. They had created a web-based comic called The Conqueror Worm. "Wilson had written most of the story, Kyoko had translated it into Japanese and drawn the human characters, but Yoshi had designed the distinctive steampunk hardware, the elaborate deathtraps, the architecture of Hell, and most of the dreaming demons." Kyoko tells Wilson that meeting Yoshi is problematical. He is hikikomori, someone who cannot leave his bedroom unless there is no one around. Wilson manages to meet with Yoshi, who is something of a Poe-like recluse whose only company is a sex doll that he calls Midori. Things go downhill from there.'

Source: SFRevu (http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=14272). (Sighted: 18/2/2014)


  • Steampunk note: This story is not steampunk, but a major plot point is the steampunk story created by the characters.

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  • Appears in:
    y Exotic Gothic 4 : A Postscripts Anthology no. 28-29 July 2012 Z1916877 2012 anthology horror

    The fourth release in the Exotic Gothic series (and the first to be published by PS Publishing), this edition contains stories by 25 authors from nine countries - Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, USA, and Wales. Three of these authors are also members of indigenous nations, tribes or peoples (Abenaki, Métis, and Ojibway). None of the stories have been previously published.

  • Appears in:
    y The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 Liz Grzyb (editor), Talie Helene (editor), Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2013 6611515 2013 anthology short story Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2013
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  • Tokyo, Honshu,
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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