Liam Hogan is an Oxford Physics graduate whose award winning short story, “Ana”, appears in Best of British Science Fiction 2016. “The Dance of a Thousand Cuts” appears in Best of British Fantasy 2018 (both from NewCon Press). His dark tale “Groomed” appears in “The Twisted Book of Shadows”, from Haverhill House Publishing. He lives and avoids work in London.

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Show Time

by Liam Hogan   It’s the same every night: the waiting, otherworldly forms, thronging the hallway, packing the stairs. Almost the same. Different individuals. He tries not to see their faces, or their strange attire. He’d avoid them altogether, but the waves of disappointment linger, tainting his home. He hurries through the ordeal, looking neither […]

Colloquy

Dialogue Competition Runners-up

The Lay-By

by Liam Hogan   I don’t like to stop. The cab fulfils my needs, from somewhere to sleep, to food and drink: coffee and instant noodles, a travelling kettle serving for both. But you can’t resist a call of nature forever. No need for a truck stop or gas station, not when there’s woodland either […]

Eye of Phone

by Liam Hogan   “When shall we three meet again?” There was silence as they unzipped metal mesh bags and pulled out smartphones. It would be wrong to claim occultists don’t move with the times, but they did have to be careful. Many a witch had been lured from a protective circle by a demonic […]

Liam Hogan

Liam Hogan

Liam Hogan is an Oxford Physics graduate whose award winning short story, “Ana”, appears in Best of British Science Fiction 2016. “The Dance of a Thousand Cuts” appears in Best of British Fantasy 2018 (both from NewCon Press). His dark tale “Groomed” appears in “The Twisted Book of Shadows”, from Haverhill House Publishing. He lives and avoids work in London.

First Time

First Time

by Liam Hogan   The hunter waited, trembling. Across the glade, his younger sister whimpered into her gag. It was worth the risk. Worth what his father would do if he found out. Jewels, gold, fame: all it took was the right bait. There was a rustle in the undergrowth. Into the clearing stepped a […]

After Glow

After Glow

by Liam Hogan   Huh. Zombies. Of course it was zombies. The apocalypse scenario that never dies. The dead reborn through the years. Fast zombies, slow zombies, space zombies. Explained away by genetically engineered viruses, or airborne fungal spores, or alien parasites. All of them after your flesh, if not your brains. A numbers game; […]