Excerpt: Never Now Always

What follows is an excerpt from Desirina Boskovich’s debut novella Never Now Always out June 27th from Broken Eye Books. Boskovich’s short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, F&SF, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle, Drabblecast, and anthologies such as Aliens: Recent Encounters, The Apocalypse Triptych and Tomorrow’s Cthulhu. Her nonfiction pieces on music, literature, and culture have appeared […]

101 Weird Writers #39 — James Tiptree, Jr.: The Psychologist Who Wouldn’t Do Awful Things to Rats

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Alice Bradley Sheldon (1915 – 1987), more commonly known by the pen name James Tiptree, Jr., was a prolific […]

Transformations in Leena Krohn’s Tainaron

Leena Krohn (1947 — ) is one of the most respected Finnish writers of her generation. In her large body of work for adults and children, Krohn deals with issues related to the boundary between reality and illusion, artificial intelligence, and issues of morality and conscience. Her Collected Fiction has just been released by Cheeky Frawg Books […]

Portals, Labyrinths, Seeds: A Review of “The Deep Zoo” by Rikki Ducornet

Within a writer’s life, words, just as things, acquire powers,” writes Rikki Ducornet in the opening pages of The Deep Zoo, and the book itself unfolds as an exquisite exploration of such words, such things, such powers. It contains fifteen lucid and erudite essays on a kaleidoscopic array of subjects: natural history, fairy tales, the madness of […]

WFR’s 101 Weird Writers #21 — Caitlín R. Kiernan: The Slippery Reality of "A Redress for Andromeda"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Caitlín R. Kiernan (1964 —  ) is an American author who has steadily moved beyond a reputation as an heir […]

WFR’s 101 Weird Writers: #17 — William Gibson and John Shirley: Strange Tribes in "The Belonging Kind"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. William Gibson (1948 – ) is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the ‘noir prophet’ of the cyberpunk subgenre. […]