Review: “Lost Objects: Stories” by Marian Womack: Endings and Beginnings in Womack’s "Lost Objects"

These days it is timely to be in mourning. So many people feel adrift and confused as if they have lost something intangible but precious. And perhaps they have. Jobs, relationships, even hope for the future — today, all of these shimmer and flash with the dangerous light of precarity. As so many of the characters in […]

Sisyphean: An Interview with Weird Scifi Author Dempow Torishima

One of our favorite works so far this year is Dempow Torishima’s Sisyphean. It’s an incredibly unique work that defies categorization. It’s weird for even weird fiction as it blends elements of science fiction and strange biotechnology. It also features illustrations by the author that might fit into a H.R. Giger or Zdzisław Beksiński exhibit, and familiar […]

The Ghosts of Empty Moments: A Review of M. John Harrison's "You Should Come with Me Now"

The following is a review of M. John Harrison’s collection, You Should Come with Me Now. We’re also featuring a story from this collection, “Cicisbeo.” I first encountered the work of M. John Harrison in the form of “Egnaro” when it appeared in The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories.  I knew immediately that I had found something special, […]

Review: “Monster Portraits” by Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar

This review is for Monster Portraits written by Sofia Samatar and illustrated by Del Samatar, which is out this week from Rose Metal Press. We’re also featuring an excerpt from Monster Portraits that readers can check out. — The Editors Monster Portraits, by Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar, explores the monster as a symbol of otherness. Through haunting, […]

101 Weird Writers #47 — Thomas Ligotti: Absurd Degenerations and Totalitarian Decrepitude in "The Town Manager"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Thomas Ligotti (1953 – ) is an iconic American writer of weird short fiction whose oeuvre has been […]