Getting in Trouble with Kelly Link

New Wave Fabulism, New Weird, Magical Realism… Kelly Link’s fiction has been described under a number of labels, and they all inevitably feel insufficient. Her new collection, Get in Trouble, brings with it characteristics that undoubtedly belong to the above categories. Nonetheless, to describe these stories as strictly belonging to any particular genre, regardless of how […]

Edward Gauvin’s 2014 Holiday Recommendations

2014 was a year of grad exams, with their attendant reading lists, and merciless work, so I virtually read nothing I wasn’t assigned or paid to. That said, at least some of my reading overlapped with the Weird corner of my personal interests. As we head into winter a year later, I can still recall the few quiet, precious weeks […]

The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume One: A look at the first entry in weird fiction's newest series

The short story is by far the most popular form of weird fiction — after all, when an idea or situation becomes familiar, it ceases to be weird. Thus, we find the landscape of strange literature littered with short story after short story — some good, others bad. With thousands of potential new short stories being written each year, it’s nothing […]