Gregory Frost. No Others Are Genuine. (Asimovs Oct/Nov 2013)

asimovs131011A chilling horror set in the days of knickerbockers and wax cylinder phonographs. Those two items are pertinent to the story, as the main protagonist is a young boy wearing knickerbockers, and the wax cylinder phonograph is a key to the story and to the horror. The young boy is enamoured of the young woman who lives in the room across the corridor of the boarding house in which he lives with his widowed mother. When she mysteriously disappears and is replaced by an altogether less pleasant character thinks take a turn for the worse, as the new lodger also has a phonograph, and his can record……

Frost sets the scene nicely and builds up a palpable sends of dread.

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