Carla Gannis: A carny’s explosion-in-a-pixel factory

There has been much ado about this term called The New Aesthetic: what it means, where it’s from, what it aims to do, how it might wander aimlessly through the rhetoric of revolutionary art movements with nary a ripple in that ocean. Bruce Sterling has described it as the “eruption of the digital into the physical,” throwing […]

The Gallows-Horse: "In its larval stage of development, it began to fully appear as a...linguistic crypto-object."

With the publication of Cyclonopedia, Reza Negarestani catapulted to the forefront of the most interesting uncanny writers of the twenty-first century. Given that his work partakes heavily of nonfiction forms and of philosophical approaches to The Weird, even though also quite visceral, Negarestani may not be to everyone’s taste. But he is clearly the most […]

The Weird: What Is It?…and Is It Watching You? (Give Us Your Picks)

  WFR Interrogatory: Dear Readers: –Who are some of your favorite writers of weird fiction, especially those who tend to be overlooked or are underrated in your opinion? Your answers will  help WFR determine who and what to cover in the coming months. Sincerely, Oddkin, Weirdie, & Old Peculiar Clarkesworld Magazine has hosted a roundtable with just […]