Memories of the Sword (협녀: 칼의 기억)

We usually try to avoid going to films on the weekend in Jochiwon, because the cinemas are crowded and because of the countrified behaviour of the locals during screenings really annoys us. (It’s not quite as ridiculous as in Saigon, though: I haven’t seen anyone surf the net on an iPad all the way through a film here yet…) […]

Marie de France, Orality/Mouvance, and “Magical Linguistics”

I recently mentioned reading The Lais of Marie de France. Now, I discussed her work specifically in that previous post, but the introduction actually reminded me of a nexus of things that connect in interesting ways: the medieval concept of mouvance, our modern concepts of remixing and the Creative Commons, and the profound difference between oral and literate cultures… and […]

Publication News: Cthulhu Fhtagn! and More…

I’ve been writing less short fiction since embarking on my novel project—which has once again taken over my life, as it does during work holidays—but I’m happy to announce that Ross Lockhart’s Lovecraftian anthology Cthulhu Fhtagn! Weird Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft is available for preorder at as a Kindle ebook; the print release is on August 15th, […]

The Return of Sarnath

“The Return of Sarnath” was published in the original anthology Cthulhu Fhtagn! Weird Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by Ross Lockhart and published by Word Horde on 15 August 2015. (It’s available at,,, or at the website of the publisher, Word Horde.) As with “Of Melei, of Ulthar”—a story to which this one […]

Recovery Complete; Recovery Irrelevant

Well, I’ve finally recovered the complete contents of my blog. I’d intended to do so for quite a while, so why don’t I feel more excited about it? I guess bevause it doesn’t amount to much: maybe the first ten posts on my original Blogger blog (somehow still online though I haven’t posted there since 2003!), which […]