Spettrini

The following story appears in Mathew M. Bartlett’s 2017 collection The Stay-Awake Men and Other Unstable Entities, available from Dunhams Manor Press. Accompanying this story, we’re also featuring an interview with Bartlett. — The Editors Ketter Greyson was an illusionist by trade, schooled and experienced in all of the attendant disciplines and varieties of performance, but if […]

A Room in Dodge City Vol. 2 Excerpt: The Harmless Slaughterer

Today we are featuring the first of two excerpts from David Leo Rice’s A Room in Dodge City Volume 2. Weird Fiction Review recently interviewed Rice, a Brooklyn-based Weird author whose work has been published in The Collagist, Black Clock, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Hobart, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. As well as writing, Rice also creates surreal animations and is working on […]

The Voice of The People

Today we’re featuring a story from the 2017 anthology, Shadows and Tall Trees 7, the seventh entry in the acclaimed series of all-original weird fiction from Undertow Publications. Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse, won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards. Reviewing her latest novel, Death and the […]

A Twilight

The following story appears in the collection Spells by Michel de Ghelderode, out this year from Wakefield Press. It is translated from French by George MacLennan. Michel de Ghelderode (1898−1962) was a Belgian author of drama, poetry, and short stories.  Born to a royal archivist father and devoutly religious mother, the author began writing plays in 1916.  His work, […]

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 […]

Excerpt from the Novel “Borne”

The following is an excerpt from the 2017 novel Borne by Jeff Vandermeer. In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech. One day, […]

The City

I. The Detective The rabbit was dead. Was white. Was dead. Was six feet long. Supine. A trace of red against its mouth. A pocket watch half buried in the sand. Rubbery and indistinct, a blackish waistcoat curled across its midriff. While above us the mountain rose like a threat or a throat, unexpected. I could smell the death in […]

Exhibit H

Torn Pages Discovered in the Vest Pocket of an Unidentified Tourist (note the rust-red discoloration in the lower left corner) AN EXCERPT FROM HOEGBOTTON’S COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE SOUTHERN CITY OF AMBERGRIS Chapter 77: An In-depth Explanation For the City’s Apparent Lack of Sanitation Workers (And Why Tourists Should Not Be Afraid) Upon the […]