Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
J.R. Campbell Charles Prepolec Fred Saberhagen Christopher Fowler Stephen Volk William Meikle Tom English Simon Clark
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Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM By J.R. Campbell Charles Prepolec Fred Saberhagen Christopher Fowler Stephen Volk William Meikle Tom English Simon Clark

From the comforting glow of Baker Street gas lamps to the gloom of the ocean s depths, Sherlock Holmes lays bare the secrets of men, monsters and evil in twelve new tales of the bizarre, the uncanny and the arcane Featuring stories from Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Tom English, William Meikle, Simon K Unsworth, Fred Saberhagen, Simon Clark, Kevin Cockle, From the comforting glow of Baker Street gas lamps to the gloom of the ocean s depths, Sherlock Holmes lays bare the secrets of men, monsters and evil in twelve new tales of the bizarre, the uncanny and the arcane Featuring stories from Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Tom English, William Meikle, Simon K Unsworth, Fred Saberhagen, Simon Clark, Kevin Cockle, Lawrence C Connolly, Paul Kane and Tony Richards.
  • Title: Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: J.R. Campbell Charles Prepolec Fred Saberhagen Christopher Fowler Stephen Volk William Meikle Tom English Simon Clark
  • ISBN: 9781894063609
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback

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Ken Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
I just finished reading the anthology Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes. Reviews of each story are below.As with any collection, there were highs and lows. Fortunately, the highs greatly outpaced the lows.As a collection, this is a hearty 4 STARS. "The Comfort of the Seine" by Stephen VolkYoung Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and the origins of Holmes as a detective. Great Story!5 STARS"The Adventure of Lucifer's Footprint" by Christopher FowlerThis story was missing something. The flow [...]
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Riju Ganguly Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
In the "Gaslight." series, this third offering appears to be the weakest, despite a few bright spots. Its contents, and my personal thoughts concerning them, are:(*) Introduction by Charles Prepolec: a candid view of the origin of this series of Holmes-dealing with-supernatural books, and some thoughts.1) The Comfort of the Seine by Stephen Volk: a sad piece that suggests why & how Sherlock Holmes might have caught the fever (addiction?) of solving mysteries. Very gothic, very Poe-esque. "A" [...]
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J K Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
Very impressive collection, all enjoyable and all, to my interpretation anyway, seem to nail the character of Holmes, Watson and Moriarty within a collection of supernatural mysteries. Highly recommended indeed.
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Philip Jones Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
This collection is the fifth by this pair of editors and it is, perhaps, their best yet. The first two collections consisted mostly of more conventional writings that told some of the Untold Tales. The three later collections lean strongly toward the eerie and outré. A few of the tales in this book can be explained by modern science and rational circumstances, but even that is not always comforting. All are interesting, some are exceptional and a few are unpleasant.“The Comfort of the Seine [...]
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Sem Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
This is a better collection than Gaslight Grimoire but I can't give more than 3 stars to a multi-author work as the quality is invariably uneven and the weaker offerings drag the others down. As you can tell, I don't like short story collections on the whole but I'm always up for a Holmes pastiche. One criticism I have that applies to several of the stories concerns the abrupt or inadequate conclusions. The end should be the place where the story naturally stops rather than where the author seem [...]
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Paul Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
Here is a new collection of fantasy/mystery stories about that most famous of detectives, Sherlock Holmes.Who was Sherlock Holmes before he became a famous detective? He was a student at Cambridge University, who, while living in Paris, learned the art of detection from another famous person, Edgar Allan Poe. Holmes and Watson travel to the English countryside, where, according to the locals, the Devil himself is causing hoofprints from invisible horses to appear in the turf during frequent stor [...]
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Ellie Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
As always in an anthology of stories, some appeal and some don't. The best story by far was Kim Newman's 'The Adventure of the Six Maledictions' - part of his Moriarty & Moran Victorian mash-up series - but unfortunately I'd already read it. Still, it's an excellent story (without it, I'd have given this 3 stars). I also enjoyed Christopher Fowler's effort - he has a good knack for Holmes stories. I also liked the story he wrote told from Mrs Hudson's point of view. I enjoyed most of them, b [...]
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Eddy Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
My full review is on Flames Rising: flamesrising/gaslight-Conclusion: Every anthology ends up having a few stories that don’t appeal, and this one is much the same. But most of the stories are good for a variety of reasons, and the last two stories are absolutely worth the price of admission. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and novel approaches to well-loved characters, this anthology is well worth a look.
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Danny Dunn Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
In my opinion very true to the characters of Holmes and Watson, at least as close as possible given the setting.
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Mark Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
Good stories by good authors. An anthology well worth reading if you like Sherlock on the dark side.
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Leah Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
Gaslight Arcanum is actually the third anthology in a series edited by Campbell and Prepolec, its predecessors being Gaslight Grimoire (2008) and Gaslight Grotesque (2010). It is not (with one exception) a reprint anthology. Nothing wrong with those, but in Arcanum, Campbell and Prepolec have brought together a collection of new stories by very talented and respected writers. Some stories may be familiar to you, as they have since been reprinted elsewhere, but here they mark their débuts. Let [...]
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Kate Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
The Comfort of the Seine - Stephen Volk (2/5): So really Holmes was a normal guy until he met up with the so totally not dead Edgar Allan Poe and learned his mad skills of deduction from him. That's basically it and I just didn't particularly like it. The Adventure of Lucifer's Footprints - Christopher Fowler (3/5): Rather average mystery with the supernatural twist. Just sort of happened and then ended and then it's alluded that there's some great rift between Holmes and Watson because of their [...]
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Cris Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
I was expecting a collection of mystery/detective stories featuring supernatural/paranormal features. That's not what this collection contains, though. Several of the stories are mysterious, but only one or two are actual mysteries.I prefer Watson to accompany my Holmes, so I wasn't thrilled with "The Comfort of the Seine" from the start. But Holmes was so out-of-character that I couldn't finish the story."The Adventure of Lucifer's Footprints" by Christopher Fowler is weak at best. It's a sketc [...]
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Bailey Marissa Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
This is an anthology so bear with meE COMFOR OF THE SEINE - Just skip the first half. Holmes is portrayed as a wimpy guy with a crush. I was having flashbacks to Sherlock in Love: A Novel and about threw the book across the room. (Also avoid that book as much as you can.) The second half however, it's great; there's a special guest and a mention of Phantom of the Opera. (What? I'm a phangirl. Sue me.)THE ADVENTURE OF LUCIFER'S FOOTPRINTS - Acts and sounds canon; nothing bad about itE DEADLY SIN [...]
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robyn Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
As a horror OR a Holmes collection, this is so-so. Its best horror story left me disgruntled, due to an unexpected but unwelcome twist, and its best overall story doesn't contain Holmes at all, it's about Moriarty and Moran. The best story ABOUT Holmes was probably the first one, The Comfort of the Seine, and that's less because I actually liked it than because it was original and presented a dark, interesting slant on Holmes' emotional distance.Here and there, there was a line or a story plot t [...]
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Anna Lord Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
I love a book of short stories for lots of reasons but the main one is the bringing together of different authorial voices. Here, some tales are more gripping than others but none are disappointing. Genres you wouldn't normally wade through in a large novel take you quickly to new worlds when served up short and sweet - science fiction, horror fiction, gung-ho adventure - they are all here. Sherlock and a Satanic diving bell, Sherlock and Poe, Sherlock and some mutant bees, and the tongue-in-che [...]
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Stephen Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
Any multi-author anthology is likely to be uneven. Mixing the macabre with Sherlock Holmes adds to that, as it may places Holmes in an environment that you are uncomfortable with. A few of the stories were pretty good (especially the one about the very young Holmes and the one the one with no Holmes at all, written by Sebastian Moran), but several of them were just a little too weird for my tastes.
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Jenny T Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
This anthology of paranormal-themed Sherlock Holmes tales was a bit lukewarm, except for the first and last stories. The Comfort of the Seine by Stephen Volk proposed an intriguing idea for Holmes's origins and captured the language of the originals beautifully. The Adventure of the Six Maledictions by Kim Newman was an absolute treat, told from the point of view (and in the unique voice) of one of Moriarty's henchmen.Worth requesting from the library for those two stories!
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Leslie Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
I would have given this book three stars, but I found the last story to be just so excruciatingly long and dull that it knocks a star off for me. It seems that a lot of reviewers don't agree with me, since quite a few seem to be citing that story as the best, but I kept wondering if it would ever end. De gustibus non est disputandum!
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Krista Ivy Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
amazing short stories that bring into question how Sherlock Holmes would respond to the supernatural. Some where he is actually a part of it himself.
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Robert Oct 27, 2020 - 15:36 PM
Nowhere near as good as the precious entries in this series. Saved only by the inclusion of gems like Kim Newman's "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions"
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Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes By J.R. Campbell Charles Prepolec Fred Saberhagen Christopher Fowler Stephen Volk William Meikle Tom English Simon Clark From the comforting glow of Baker Street gas lamps to the gloom of the ocean s depths, Sherlock Holmes lays bare the secrets of men, monsters and evil in twelve new tales of the bizarre, the uncanny and the arcane Featuring stories from Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Tom English, William Meikle, Simon K Unsworth, Fred Saberhagen, Simon Clark, Kevin Cockle, From the comforting glow of Baker Street gas lamps to the gloom of the ocean s depths, Sherlock Holmes lays bare the secrets of men, monsters and evil in twelve new tales of the bizarre, the uncanny and the arcane Featuring stories from Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Tom English, William Meikle, Simon K Unsworth, Fred Saberhagen, Simon Clark, Kevin Cockle, Lawrence C Connolly, Paul Kane and Tony Richards.

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