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 […]

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 […]

Interview: Weird Fiction and More at Valancourt Books

Robert Aickman is no stranger to us here at Weird Fiction Review. So when Valancourt Books published a collection of his strange tales last year called “The Late Breakfasters and Other Strange Stories,” we took note. Valancourt has been on our radar for a while, though, for not only publishing dark fiction—Gothic, horror, supernatural, and, of […]

Interview with Kij Johnson: Dream-Quests, Updating Lovecraft, and Combating Rodents

Kij Johnson (b. 1960) is an American author of several novels and dozens of short stories of fantasy and science fiction. She received a BA from St. Olaf College, an MFA from North Carolina State University, and has taught writing at Louisiana State University and the University of Kansas, where she is associate director at […]

Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume 3: An Interview with Simon Strantzas

The Weird is a notoriously nebulous mode to define. Ask ten different authors or readers to define the genre and you’re likely to get ten different responses. But this aspect of Weird fiction need not be a bad thing. In fact, one of the great things about the Year’s Best Weird Fiction series from Undertow Publications is that it leverages […]

The Age of Blight: An Interview with Kristine Ong Muslim

This week we’re featuring two stories—“Day of the Builders” and “Beautiful Curse”—from Kristine Ong Muslim’s haunting 2016 collection, Age of Blight from Unnamed Press. Muslim resides in the rural southern Philippines where she has written a total of seven books of fiction and poetry. She was co-editor this summer with Nalo Hopkinson of Lightspeed Magazine‘s special issue, People of Colo(u)r Destroy […]