Dystopic Nordic Weird: Review of “Amatka” by Karin Tidbeck

Weird fiction is increasingly international even as it returns to traditional themes and concerns. It was not so long ago that Finnish fiction from authors such as Leena Krohn, Johanna Sinisalo, and Jyrki Vainonen became prominent in English-language discussions of the weird. WorldCon 75 is being held this August in Helsinki. There exists a palpable […]

Interview: Jeff VanderMeer on “Borne”: "People can be in their memories a kind of resistance against the dominant narrative"

This interview originally appeared in Gulf Coast magazine on April 28. It is reprinted here with permission of the author. Author Jeff VanderMeer’s newest novel Borne (FSG, out April 25th) has been named one of the most anticipated of 2017 by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and others. Colson Whitehead writes, “Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach […]

“Borne” Artwork

This gallery contains 13 photos.

One thing that’s fascinating about Jeff VanderMeer’s 2017 novel Borne is the weird artwork the novel has inspired: from a wordcut of Mord above the ruined city to a sculpture of Borne to colorful illustrations of the dead astronaut and foxes. We wanted to compile a gallery of some of the pieces of art to highlight […]

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 […]

Interview: Tartarus and Singing Stones with R.B. Russell

Ray (R.B.) Russell is an English author, publisher, composer, and filmmaker.  His written works include numerous short stories and novellas, the most recent of which is The Stones Are Singing.  Russell’s fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy Award, and works such as Bloody Baudelaire and The Dark Return of […]