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 […]

Red Rabbit

The following story appears in Figures Unseen by Steve Rasnic Tem, out this week from Valancourt Books. Steve Rasnic Tem’s writings have garnered numerous awards including the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, and Bram Stoker Award. Tem has released a prolific number of short story collections since the late 1970s that have incorporated elements of […]

Cicisbeo

Cicisbeo” appears in M. John Harrison’s 2017 collection You Should Come With Me Now, published by Comma Press. We’re also featuring a review of the collection by Christopher Burke. Summer was half over before it had even begun. With a sense that my life was in the same state, I phoned Lizzie Shaw. She hadn’t changed. They lived in East […]

Spettrini

The following story appears in Mathew M. Bartlett’s 2017 collection The Stay-Awake Men and Other Unstable Entities, available from Dunhams Manor Press. Accompanying this story, we’re also featuring an interview with Bartlett. — The Editors Ketter Greyson was an illusionist by trade, schooled and experienced in all of the attendant disciplines and varieties of performance, but if […]

A Room in Dodge City Vol. 2 Excerpt: The Harmless Slaughterer

Today we are featuring the first of two excerpts from David Leo Rice’s A Room in Dodge City Volume 2. Weird Fiction Review recently interviewed Rice, a Brooklyn-based Weird author whose work has been published in The Collagist, Black Clock, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Hobart, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. As well as writing, Rice also creates surreal animations and is working on […]

The Voice of The People

Today we’re featuring a story from the 2017 anthology, Shadows and Tall Trees 7, the seventh entry in the acclaimed series of all-original weird fiction from Undertow Publications. Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse, won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards. Reviewing her latest novel, Death and the […]

Excerpt: Never Now Always

What follows is an excerpt from Desirina Boskovich’s debut novella Never Now Always out June 27th from Broken Eye Books. Boskovich’s short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, F&SF, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle, Drabblecast, and anthologies such as Aliens: Recent Encounters, The Apocalypse Triptych and Tomorrow’s Cthulhu. Her nonfiction pieces on music, literature, and culture have appeared […]

Review: “You Will Grow Into Them” by Malcolm Devlin

Maybe I’m susceptible to some lurking horrors more than others, but Malcolm Devlin’s first short story collection, You Will Grow Into Them, gave me the creeps before I even opened the front cover. Is the gritty, textured skin so prominently foregrounded being pulled off — or is it put on, the way one would a glove? Why is the […]

The City

I. The Detective The rabbit was dead. Was white. Was dead. Was six feet long. Supine. A trace of red against its mouth. A pocket watch half buried in the sand. Rubbery and indistinct, a blackish waistcoat curled across its midriff. While above us the mountain rose like a threat or a throat, unexpected. I could smell the death in […]