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.)