A window into another dimensions opens up a nostalgic view of another world, but not is all as it seems.
Weird #55: “Sandkings” by George R. R. Martin (1979)
An animal rights abuser gets his just deserts
Weird #54: “My Mother” by Jamaica Kincaid (1977)
A surrealist story about a mother and a daughter who undergo transformation
Weird #53: “The Beak Doctor” by Eric Basso (1977)
A Joycean jaunt through a foggy city plagued by sleeping sickness
Weird #52: “The Psychologist Who Wouldn’t Do Awful Things to Rats” by James Triptree, Jr. (1976)
A harrowing tale questions why science can be so cruel to animals
Weird #51: “It Only Comes Out At Night” by Dennis Etchison (1976)
The story of one lonely drive down a blistering desert highway.
Going on a Four-Week Hiatus
The Archaeologies of Weird Fiction Project will be going on a four-week posting hiatus starting today. This will enable me to focus on finishing my novel draft and to give me more time to build a backlog of scheduled posts. Weekly posts will resume July 25th, beginning with "It Only Comes Out at Night" by …
Weird #50: “The Hospice” by Robert Aickman (1975)
A ghost story that the reader pieces together only after it is told
Weird #49: “Don’t Look Now” by Daphne du Maurier (1971)
Daphne Du Maurier’s line is almost literally hypnotic
Weird #48: “The Sea Was As Wet As Wet Could Be” by Gahan Wilson (1967)
Gahan Wilson’s “The Sea Was Wet As Wet Could Be” hits quite differently than the other weird tales in this collection—his twisted, singsong references to Lewis Carroll form the background context to a story of the indifference of a barren universe.