December 15th 2022
Interview with Alyssa Quinn
You know what, sometimes I feel like I've come really far from those roots. I really don't read any sort of classic fantasy anymore, but I do like stuff that gravitates away from realism, however you want to define that. I like weird stuff. Maybe my roots in magic kind of inspired those interests...
August 24th 2022
Interview with John Colburn
There’s a deeper thing; there’s the source material that I always go to, and there’s the thing that was cool last week. And generally when I’m looking for inspiration, I look to traditional stories like folktales. I read a lot of folktales...
January 6th 2023
This pervasive idea of female excess—or ridding oneself of female excess in order to fulfill a standard defined by male connotations—runs both ways, from a writer’s actual human form to the intangible prose and back...
November 25th 2022
The image jumped out at me, crystalizing a specific posture, a way of sliding to the ground and propping up against a wall, a door, (or a car) that seemed to epitomize something in life and the world around the 1960's and 1970's and beyond. I've come to call it The Slump...
November 2nd 2022
On Thomas Ligotti's "The Town Manager"
...where Lovecraft is a fundamentally epistemological writer, Ligotti is something more like a fundamentally ontological writer. The inherent downfall not in what we are unable to know or understand, but in what we are unable to change—the state of affairs; the facts of the matter...