Bloody peculiar magazine.

Quite busy at the moment, and with somewhat depressing details to boot.  Rather than getting into all that, a small and undepressing anecdote about Weird Tales magazine, specifically about the fact that a copy arrived in my mailbox on Monday.

This would not even warrant a mention if it weren’t for the fact that I don’t have either a running subscription (mine expired a couple of years back) or a single unfilled order for the magazine in question.

It was definitely addressed to me (I checked), so I am not depriving anyone of their copy.  And I mean, it’s free genre reading material, so I am not complaining.  I’m just confused.  I checked with my mother and the light of my life and neither of them got me a subscription, and no-one has mentioned doing any such thing.  I doubt very much they’re doing mailouts to try and get former subscribers to resubscribe, since there was no note or flyer or anything along those lines in the envelope; just the magazine.

Someone I know did get a small interview in the pages, and I’m wondering if he asked that one of the contributor copies be sent my way.  That’s about the only thing left that I can think of that might have caused this to happen; otherwise, I’m simply going to assume that there was a glitch in the system.  Might actually call them and check; if it is a glitch, they would probably like to keep it from happening again.

(I like two of the stories rather well, but had to grind through a third.  Will finish the magazine later.)

4 thoughts on “Bloody peculiar magazine.”

  1. I’m pretty sure I know who the person who got interviewed is, and I’m pretty sure that he did not (sadly) request a copy be sent your way. In fact, he has not yet gotten his own contributors copies, if such a thing is even forthcoming. So: Mystery is still mysterious.

  2. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over
    again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

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