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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Lollo
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'The very first story, Martin Livings' "Lollo," unfolds its revelations slowly, with a science fictional twist on the Menacing Cursed Toy story. The nature documentary about scientists collecting specimens of animal species provides a wonderful foreshadowing of the probable motivations of the unseen aliens who planted the grotesque clown doll which begins to move, then to pursue the children and their babysitter through the house with Intent. And it is made even more frightening by the use of the False Resolution technique, in which the Menace appears to have been vanquished and the protagonist finally relaxes into apparent safety, only to discover that what she took as incontrovertable evidence that she had successfully destroyed the killer clown doll was premature, and what seems to be a happy ending suddenly turns instead into a Lady and the Tiger ending.'

Source: The Billion Light-Year Bookshelf (

Sighted: 2/6/11

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  • Appears in:
    y Close Encounters of the Urban Kind Jennifer Brozek (editor), Lexington : Apex Publications , 2010 Z1783472 2010 anthology short story horror science fiction

    'We've all heard the stories of what happens to those who go to lovers' lane and of the folly of flashing your lights at another car at night. We all know someone who knows someone that survived a meeting with Bloody Mary and another who picked up a hitchhiker that then disappeared. And we all know these stories aren't true. They're just urban legends. Right? Wrong. Sometimes the stories we hear are true. Often they're more than they seem. These are the urban legends with alien explanations and the alien encounters mistaken for urban legends. The line between one and the other is so blurred in this anthology of stories about Close Encounters of the Urban Kind that you will never look another urban legend the same way again.'

    Source: back-cover blurb

    Lexington : Apex Publications , 2010
    pg. 1-18
  • Appears in:
    y Living with the Dead Martin J. Livings , Edgewater : Dark Prints Press , 2012 Z1934204 2012 selected work short story horror

    'Nominated for the 2012 Aurealis, Australian Shadows, and Tin Duck awards, receiving an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow, and winning the 2012 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction (Birthday Suit), the collection Living with the Dead is a masterpiece of dark fiction. To mark the twenty year anniversary of his first publication, Dark Prints Press is honoured to collect and present a lifetime of work by author Martin Livings, one of Australia's very best dark fiction writers. Featuring a foreword by Kaaron Warren and 23 works of short fiction, including the best of Martin's dark fiction, rarities, and three new tales' (Amazon).

    Edgewater : Dark Prints Press , 2012
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