Examining the Odd are pleased to share this guest post from Sam B Miller II. The Imagination of the Reader How much should an author leave to the imagination of the reader? Some readers want detail such as 'The rectangular dining room was lit by a small chandelier centered in a high ceiling over a [...]
Mike Russell is the author of two short story collections; Nothing Is Strange and Strange Medicine. His work is surreal and often humorous, with some stories even being described as erotic, absurd or disturbing. Mike has been performing his stories in the South of England for over a decade, wearing his famous top hat with its seeing eye.
His work was featured in Pick-Me-Up, The Idler and the Pall Mall Gazette, in fact he owned The Idler for two years. Many artists have said they were influenced by Sime's work, including fantasy illustrator Roger Dean. H.P. Lovecraft also claimed to be a fan too, but it was Sime's work for Lord Dunsany that secured his place in fantasy history. Read the whole of Dunsany's The Book Of Wonder, A Chronicle Of Little Adventures At The Edge Of The World (1912) and The Sword Of Welleran, And Other Stories (1908), including Sime's illustrations for free.