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 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 […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

“The mere touch of cold philosophy.”   –   Keats Reviewed in this column: Love Among the Particles and Other Stories by Norman Lock (Bellevue Literary Press, 2013) The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla; trans. Mitch Ginsburg (Tor Books, 2013) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books, 2013) The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain; […]