Horror & Dark Fantasy

THE ROBOTS OF GOTHAM

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The H Word: Reviewing Horror

To me, horror is about fear. It’s about feeling. Which I think is why a lot of readers and reviewers shy away from looking at stories that are labeled as horror. Because fear is intense, and intensely personal, so what one person finds frightening another person will likely find . . . boring. And if a reviewer decides to judge horror stories solely on how well the stories scare them personally, they’ll likely find a lot of horror to be unsuccessful. But to me there’s so much more to horror than just the ability to make us afraid.

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Editorial: March 2018

Be sure to check out the Editorial for a rundown of this month’s content, plus all our news and updates.

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Launching Our Patreon and Drip, or How to Become a Dragonrider or Space Wizard

If you enjoy Lightspeed and Nightmare and my anthologies, our new Patreon and Drip pages will be a way for you to help support those endeavors by chipping in a buck or more on a recurring basis. Your support will help us bring bigger and better (and more) projects into the world. Read this to learn more.

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Book Reviews: February 2018

This month, Terence Taylor goes looking for fresh stand-alone fiction and finds He Digs a Hole, by Danger Slater, and Frankenstein in Baghdad, by Ahmed Saadawi.

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The H Word: Supernatural Horror in a Secular World

Last summer at NecronomiCon Providence, I moderated a panel called “Faithful Frighteners,” in which we discussed whether or not it’s harder for an atheist to be frightened by a story in which the horror depends on the trappings of a religious worldview. Faith is by definition the suspension of disbelief, so it struck me as related when at the same convention, renowned anthologist Ellen Datlow commented that she finds supernatural horror more effective in short stories than in novels because it’s harder to sustain that suspension of disbelief for an entire novel.

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Editorial: February 2018

Be sure to check out the Editorial for a run-down of this month’s dark content and to get all our news and updates.

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