Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Ghost Penny Post, by Marc Laidlaw

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(Historical Fantasy) The Victorian England postal service sends Mr. Hewell to investigate some problems with the mail in Binderwood, where something very strange seems to be happening. (12,092 words; Time: 40m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: SFRevu:4

"The Ghost Penny Post," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|16, published on by .

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Pro: The description of the goings on in Spectralia is entertaining.

Con: The magic postage stamp backing, which seems to permanently enslave anyone who licks it, comes right out of the blue, making the end of the story impossible to believe.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. The realization that the shadow realm wasn't ghosts or fae but Victorian RPG by mail and LARPing was funny. But the addition of the special shroom stamps was just bizarre. In the end, everything has a mundane explanation.