By John H. Stevens I am conflicted about M. R. James’ stories. His English ghost stories are formulaic narratives, tangled with details that seem to dull the progress toward that ineffable, terrifying moment of recognition of the past’s weight and… Read More ›
The debut novella The Border Keeper is being compared to a lot of the great male New Weird Fiction, already, and it’s apt. But what is surprising is how the many contributions of women New Weird Authors, some of the… Read More ›
The People’s Republic of Everything is a collection of short stores and a short novel that exemplifies the power of Nick Mamatas’ combination of sharp, witty observations with prose that is clear and evocative. Most of these stories have a political theme,… Read More ›
“Let me tell you something about the Pacific. Fill your lungs with it just once, and all your responsibilities will dissolve, and you’ll waltz drunken circles with the surf in your arms. Try this on for size: the gift of abandon.”
Doodle Review: Venomoth Feels Great Kinship with Helena Maria Viramontes’ Women Out of Place in the Classic Collection “Moths and Other Stories”
(The Moths and Other Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes is a classic that most genre readers do not know to embrace.)
I am so excited by the myth of Atlantis. Honestly, it’s an incredible wealth of story and myth that stems from a few cryptic lines of text in a Greek Philosopher’s tall tale telling. I am endlessly fascinated by the… Read More ›
The Luminous Dead will live in the caverns of your mind for a long, long time.
1984: Is this the one with Facebook, or where they burn books?
Fahrenheit 451: Read it now on Hulu