Author: Alexis Kennedy
“Too long near the woods to be frit by owls”
We have been inspecific about exactly where Hush House is… But if I were a fifteenth century Cornishman hiding in a hedgerow as the King’s horses trampled the ground and spoilt the frost around me, then no matter what I’d done, Hush House would be the place to go.
Cultist Simulator: Holometabolous Incipience
As you know, holometabolous metamorphosis is one of the most ghastly things in nature.
‘Against Worldbuilding, And Other Provocations’: Bonus Material
Matt teaches Classics at St John’s, Oxford, where I’m delighted to say that he specialises in the study of ancient literary parody.
Work has been getting on top of me over the last six months. Then I had a passle of family miseries and an unrelated health scare.
/kəˈbal/, Part 3: The Society of Simon
The following is an extract from an article Alexis wrote decades ago, in 1996, for British roleplaying magazine Valkyrie. It’s juvenilia, and some bits make him wince – but it’s an insight into his early style and fiction which later became Fallen London, Sunless Sea and Cultist Simulator. [ Part 1, Part 2 ]
/kəˈbal/, Part 2: The Denied
The Denied are a small cult – perhaps two hundred in all, including children – most of whom live in a sizeable but remote village in Kurdistan.