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 […]

101 Weird Writers #46 — Ryūnosuke Akutagawa: "Life is more hellish than hell itself"

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. Rynosuke Akutagawa (1892 – 1927) was a Japanese writer active in Taish period Japan and often called the ‘father […]

101 Weird Writers #41 — Hagiwara Sakutarō: Hagiwara Sakutarō’s “Cat Town”: Seeing Things in Prose and Poetry

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. Hagiwara Sakutarō (1886 – 1942) was a Japanese writer known primarily as one of the foremost poets […]