Graveyard Rendezvous 37 – Fan Fiction Christmas Special. Fanzine review

GRAVEYARD RENDEZVOUS 37 – FAN FICTION CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, self-published, magazine, £3.00, http://guynsmith.wordpress.com

Reviewed by Stewart Horn

A Christmas edition of the Guy N. Smith fanzine, and quite entertaining for what it is.  It features the usual GNS-themed articles, features and reviews, some short fiction by the man himself, and four very short stories by fans.

The fan fiction is the most fun – all Christmas-themed and appropriately macabre.  There is an old-fashioned ghost story, a contemporary ghost story, and nice graphic EC comic style piece, and a guest appearance by Satan and his festive fairies.  The whole Christmas package really.

The quality of the writing is uneven, often clumsy or clichéd, but there are ideas here not directly filched from Smith’s books.  As far as I know.

A harmless and seasonal way to pass half an hour.