Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 4: An Interview with Helen Marshall

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Undertow Publication’s Year’s Best Weird Fiction series. Each year we’ve interviewed the guest editor—our first interview was with both Laird Barron and Michael Kelly, then we interviewed Kathe Koja, and last year we spoke with Simon Strantzas. This year is no exception. Today we have an interview […]

Psychic Rituals and Political Machinations: An Interview with Nadia Bulkin

Nadia Bulkin is a Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of short fiction.  Her stories have appeared in outlets such as Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3, Aickman’s Heirs, Walk on the Weird Side, the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows, and many more.  Her debut collection, She Said Destroy, was released by Word Horde in […]

Interview: Ramon Glazov on “The Twenty Days of Turin”

This year marks the first time that The Twenty Days of Turin, written by Giorgio De Maria in 1975, has been translated into English. Its translation couldn’t be any more timely: De Maria’s novel, partly a reaction to the violent fascism that plagued Italy during the 1970s, perfectly reflects the bleak political landscape and uncertain times we find […]

Introducing Two Weird Scifi Stories from Serge Brussolo

Today we are very pleased to print two works by French writer Serge Brussolo (1951 — ). The first story “Son of Sulfur” (“Soleil de soufre”) originally appeared in the 1980 collection Vue en coupe d’une ville malade, while “Funnyway” (“Funnyway”) first appeared in the 1978 anthology Futurs au present (ed. Philippe Curval). Although less […]

Erik Simon on Alfred Leman’s “Two Episodes”

It’s pretty rare to see science fiction from Germany much less from the German Democratic Republic (aka East Germany). Today we’re featuring a weird scifi story called “Two Episodes” from GDR writer Alfred Leman (1925 – 2015). This story combines two episodes from Leman’s second short story collection, Der unsichtbare Dispatcher. We asked translator Erik Simon, […]

Women in Horror Month

February 2017 marks the 8th annual Women in Horror Month. Over the years, Weird Fiction Review has supported countless women writers in the weird fiction community by publishing fiction and nonfiction pieces by and about women authors. To celebrate the 8th annual WiHM, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite horror short stories […]

Interview: Weird Fiction and More at Valancourt Books

Robert Aickman is no stranger to us here at Weird Fiction Review. So when Valancourt Books published a collection of his strange tales last year called “The Late Breakfasters and Other Strange Stories,” we took note. Valancourt has been on our radar for a while, though, for not only publishing dark fiction—Gothic, horror, supernatural, and, of […]

Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume 3: An Interview with Simon Strantzas

The Weird is a notoriously nebulous mode to define. Ask ten different authors or readers to define the genre and you’re likely to get ten different responses. But this aspect of Weird fiction need not be a bad thing. In fact, one of the great things about the Year’s Best Weird Fiction series from Undertow Publications is that it leverages […]

Strange Scifi Summer

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been posting a series of strange scifi stories this summer at Weird Fiction Review. These are stories that were uncovered by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer as they edited The Big Book of Science Fiction, out this year from Vintage Books. So far we’ve posted stories by two early-20th-century German fantasists […]