Horror & Dark Fantasy

COSMIC POWERS

Advertisement

Nonfiction

Author Spotlight

Nonfiction

The H Word: Ghosts in a Void

Why ghosts? My primary interest as a writer is to ask and keep asking what it means to be human in a world indifferent to humanity. To my mind, a ghost, proceeding as it does immediately and directly from the individual after death, expresses many of our most intimate concerns—fear of mortality, loss of identity, loss of agency—while retaining at least a vague semblance of what was once physically, entirely human. A ghost is not a bizarre transformation initiated by an outside force. It may be seen, instead, as a last attempt at holding onto life and selfhood.

Editorial

Editorial: September 2017

Be sure to read the Editorial for a run-down of this month’s nightmarish content, as well as all our news and updates.

Author Spotlight

Nonfiction

Book Reviews: August 2017

This month, Terence Taylor reads both Charlie Stross’ new novel,The Delirium Brief , and the new anthology Sycorax’s Daughters.

Author Spotlight

Nonfiction

The H Word: I Need My Pain

Most often, we choose to invest ourselves in narratives because we feel a kinship with their protagonists, because we can recognize some element of our own experience in theirs . . . but the odd thing about people (or one odd thing, at any rate; one amongst many) is how few of us have any literal sympathy for each other’s joys, or victories, or pleasures. Happiness is discounted, even devalued; what’s that line about how all happy families are alike, while all unhappy families are unhappy in different—and far more interesting—ways?

Editorial

Editorial: August 2017

Be sure to read the Editorial for a run-down of this month’s chilling content. Plus, you don’t want to miss all our news and updates.

Author Spotlight

Nonfiction

Interview: Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly is the writer and director behind the films Donnie Darko, Southland Tales, and The Box. We’ll be speaking with him about his new 4K restoration of Donnie Darko, which hit theaters this spring.