Sunday, March 10, 2019

O Have You Seen the Devle with his Mikerscope and Scalpul?, by Jonathan L. Howard

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Time-Travel Horror) Someone from our era look back to 1888 London and the Jack-the-Ripper murders. (9,543 words; Time: 31m)

"O Have You Seen the Devle with his Mikerscope and Scalpul?," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 118, published on .

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Review: 2019.172 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: If you’re not familiar with the particulars of Jack the Ripper, this story goes over the key bits in fairly memorable detail.

Con: It's really dull and then a miracle happens. For all but the last page or so, it drones on and on reciting the facts of the murders without giving us a clue what the point of the story is. Abruptly, a mythical creature from the past catches him and rips him to shreds. The end.

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