Schlock Magazine, July 2014 Issue. Cover art by Nel Pace, info and free contents: schlockmagazine.net.
"A bi-monthly magazine with a monthly podcast and other occasional oddities and goodies scattered throughout, Schlock Magazine encompasses fiction, non-fiction, illustration, criticism and music. Taking a liberal sweep across a variety of artistic genres, Schlock aims to galvanise the underground - and, every now and then, overground - artistic community to have fun and create. It’s with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome you to our midsummer edition – our only issue for a few months yet. Poetry features strongly this time around – both in its more traditional, and a more experimental, visually enhanced form, as Thom Cuschieri’s contribution shows. Perhaps this is just as well, what with summer being the perfect time to take in words in smaller, sneakier drops. We’re also very happy (and honoured) to be able to feature Anna Tambour’s intense and uniquely disquieting story ‘The Jeweller of Second-hand Roe’, with an equally unnerving illustration by Schlock regular Daniela Attard. We hope you’ll also check outour interview with the World Fantasy-award shortlisted author. Being fans of hybrid formats, apart from Cuscheri’s Nonet, we also hope you enjoy Robin Wyatt Dunn’s haunting prose-poem (of sorts), Random House."
Nonet by Thomas Cuscheri
College by Herb Guggenheim
Random House (THIS IS A DEATH SENTENCE) by Robin Wyatt Dunn
Shadows in the House of Lights by Stanley M Noah
The Jeweller of Second-hand Roe by Anna Tambour
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Agosto 2 2014
Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy (Studies in Supernatural Literature), by Jason V Brock, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014. Info: rowman.com.
"Over the past century or more, the genres of fantasy, horror, and supernatural fiction have increasingly expanded beyond literature and into an array of media—film, television, comic books, and art. Many of the leading figures in the field engage in multimedia enterprises that allow their work to reach a much wider public than the mere readers of books. In Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy, Jason V Brock analyzes the intersection of literature, media, and genre fiction in essays, reviews, and pioneering interviews. Beginning with the pulp magazines of the 1920s, Brock studies such dynamic figures as H. P. Lovecraft, Forrest J Ackerman, Harlan Ellison, and the Southern California writers known collectively as ‘The Group’—Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, and William F. Nolan. This collection also includes filmmakers Roger Corman, George Romero, and Dan O’Bannon, and such fantasy artists as H R. Giger. Graced with dozens of photographs from the author’s personal collection, this wide-ranging study offers a kaleidoscopic look at the multifarious ways in which fantasy, horror, and the supernatural have permeated our culture. Brock—himself a fiction writer, critic, and filmmaker—concludes the book with touching eulogies to the recently deceased Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen."
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Agosto 1 2014
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Dark Discoveries, Issue #28: Zombie Creature Feature! Edited by James R. Beach. JournalStone Publishing, Summer: July 31st. 2014. Info: darkdiscoveries.com.
"All new Fiction by Kevin J. Anderson, Graham Masterton, Tim Waggoner, Gene O’Neill, Harry Shannon and Brett J. Talley. Interviews with: Doug Bradley, Graham Masterton, Jeffrey Combs, Owl Goingback and Lloyd and Pat Kaufman. Articles on Gutmunchers! The Italian Zombie Films by James R. Beach, JournalStone Publishing’s DoubleDown Series: The Revival of the Ace Doubles, Get on the Midnight Meat Train: A Special Anniversary Edition by Trever Nordgren. Jade Sky Comic by Joe McKinney and Patrick Freivald with artwork from Chris Bell."
The Writing on the Wall (A Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Adventure) by Kevin J. Anderson
Unholy Ghost by Graham Masterton
The Talking Dead by Tim Waggoner
On the Right Side of the Road by Gene O’Neill
Bait by Harry Shannon
What You Were Born To Be (A Story of The Reborn) by Brett J. Talley
“Doug Bradley on Horror’s Safety Dance” by Jim Smiley (Interview with Doug Bradley)
“Gutmunchers! The Italian Zombie Films” by James R. Beach
“JournalStone Publishing’s DoubleDown Series”: The Revival of the Ace Doubles’ by Various
“Reading the Cards with Graham Masteron” by Aaron J. French (Interview with Graham Masterton)
“The Aroma of Troma: An Interview with Lloyd and Pat Kaufman on the 40th Year Anniversary” by James R. Beach
Interview with Jeffrey Combs by Steve Holetz
“Get on the Midnight Meat Train: A Special Anniversary Edition” by Trevor Nordgren
What the Hell Ever Happened to… An Interview with Owl Goingback by Robert Morrish
Castlevania: Where Monsters Dwell by Richard Dansky
Double X Chromosome: Lions and Tigers and Monsters, Oh My! by Yvonne Navarro
Once Upon a Nightmare YA Horror: Reflections of Monsters and Creatures, Past and Present by Amy Shane
Things That Bite: Cryptids (Part 3) by By Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer
Monsters: Through a Perspective Glass by Michael R. Collings
Jade Sky Comic by Joe McKinney and Patrick Freivald - Artwork by Chris Bell
(Fonte: Dark Discoveries, Issue )
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Luglio 31 2014
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Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines (Palgrave Gothic), by Aspasia Stephanou, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Info: palgrave.com.
"Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the promiscuous circulations of blood in science and philosophy, vampire novels, films and vampire communities to draw a vascular map of the symbolic meanings of blood and its association with questions of identity and the body. Stephanou seeks to explain present-day biotechnologies, global neoliberal biopolitics and capitalism, feminine disease and monstrosity, race, and vampirism by looking to the past and analysing how blood was constituted historically. By tracing the transformations of blood symbols and metaphors, as they bleed from early modernity into the complex arterial networks of global and corporate culture, it is possible to open new veins of signification in the otherwise exhausted and dry landscape of vampire scholarship."
Introduction: Blood Bank: A History of the Symbolics of Blood
Chapter 1. A Matter of Life and Death: Transfusing Blood from a Supernatural Past to Scientific Modernity and Vampiric Technology
Chapter 2. The Biopolitics of the Vampire Narrative: Vampire Epidemics, AIDS and Bioterrorism
Chapter 3. ‘ ’Tis My Heart, Be Sure, She Eats for Her Food’: Female Consumptives and Female Consumers
Chapter 4. ‘Race as Biology Is Fiction’: The Bad Blood of the Vampire
Chapter 5. ‘The Sunset of Humankind Is the Dawn of the Blood Harvest’: Blood Banks, Synthetic Blood and Haemocommerce
Chapter 6. ‘Many People Have Vampires in Their Blood’: ‘Real’ Vampire Communities
Conclusion: The Blood of the Vampire: Globalisation, Resistance and the Sacred
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Luglio 30 2014
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Sanitarium, Issue #23, edited by Barry Skelhorn, Eye Trauma Press, July 2014. Cover art by Kevin Spencer, info: sanitariummagazine.com.
"Sanitarium - Bringing you the best in horror, one case at a time. Published monthly, Sanitarium showcases stories from both up and coming writers and seasoned pros. Within its pages Sanitarium is filled with stories from the supernatural to the psychological and everything in between. Zombies, witches, vampires, lycanthrope, Lovecraftian and classic ghost stories, it’s all here waiting for you. Each issue also brings a mixture of ‘Group Therapy Sessions’ where we cover all things horror, interview leading publishers and published authors and we see "Where the Horror Happens" with fellow writers. We welcome you to the Sanitarium, committed to bringing you the best in horror!"
The Offering by Magenta Nero
In the Wrong Hands by Dave Dormer
The Spy Glass by Steven Mace
Lucy by S.L. Dixon
The Problem Without A Name by A Sasha Seymour
Chamber by Vikki Heather
Ward 6 by James Greenfield
Trinket by John W. Dennehy
Hunger by Caitlin Marceau
Smell of nitrate by Mathias Jansson
Other Side Of the Mirror by Liesalette Sarelli
My Syneh by H.H Bond
See who’s riding high in the US and UK Kindle charts.
We spend a moment with Adam J. Nicolai
And we see “Where the Horror Happens” Thomas M. Malafarina
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Luglio 29 2014
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First Tales, by Clive Barker, SeraphimINK, 2014. Cover art and internal illustrations by Clive Barker, info and free audio version: realclivebarker.com.
'First Tales, the inaugural self-published release from Clive Barker's Seraphim Ink is a book that contains two original stories of fantastic fiction penned by Clive when he was a young man of seventeen. The book begins with “The Wood on the Hill”, a short story about a bourgeois woman who is soon to learn a terrifying lesson concerning her complete disregard for anyone other than herself. The second tale, “The Candle in the Cloud”, is a dark fantasy novella which follows three children who discover a magical candle that transports them to a world where a plague-cloud is destroying everything in its wake. These two tales, the first ever written by Clive, are offered here for the very first time. Their production has been lovingly supervised by Clive himself to ensure that these are not mere books, but works of art to be cherished. Complete with original illustrations and appendices on select editions, First Tales is sure to delight everyone from longtime fans to new readers.'
The Candle in the Cloud (novella)
The Wood on the Hill (short story, with illustrations exclusive to the
limited edition, by Clive Barker, from 1971)
Appendix (exclusive to the limited edition)
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Luglio 28 2014
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Ghosts of the Gothic: Austen, Eliot and Lawrence (Princeton Legacy Library), by Judith Wilt, Princeton University Press, 2014 (1980). Info: press.princeton.edu.
"In a fascinating study of what, during the last decade, rekindled an avid readership, Judith Wilt proposes a new theory of Gothic fiction that challenges its reputation as merely a formula to be outgrown or a stock of images for the creation of terror. Emphasizing instead its status as an enduring component of the imagination, she establishes the Gothic as the mothering form for three other popular genres – detective, historical, and science fiction. Originally published in 1980."
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Luglio 27 2014
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Broken Apostole, by Igor Kieryluk for Wizards of the Coast, via igorkieryluk.com.
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Luglio 26 2014
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The Horror Zine Magazine, Summer 2014, edited by Jeani Rector, July 2014. Cover art by Lorraine Hall, info: createspace.com.
"Since 2009, The Horror Zine has published exceptional horror fiction by emerging talent and today’s leading authors. Editor Jeani Rector selects only the most inventive and captivating tales for each issue. In addition to short fiction, The Horror Zine features horror-themed poetry and artwork. Now The Horror Zine brings you the dark delights from the ezine into a print magazine. This Summer 2014 issue features Michael Pendragon, Thomas Joyce, Bennett Durkan, Thomas Kleaton, J. C. Nicholl, Bruce Memblatt, Trevor Denyer, Mario Piumetti, Rachel Coles, Andy Mee, Jeremy Simons, Erin T. McMillon, John Grey, Ashley Dioses, Stephanie Smith, Denny E. Marshall, Michael Randolph, Benjamin Blake, Kyle Hemmings, Teresa Frazee, John Frazee, Ronald Terry, Scott Urban, Randy D. Rubin, Angela Valdes, Ed Blundell, Lorraine Hall, Danijel Knezevic, Stephen Cooney, Jihane Mossalim, Rachel Parviz, Ebrius, Red Tweny, Twisted Perceptions, Rossana Castellino, and Jaee Apte."
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Luglio 26 2014
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