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.
A chilling tale in which monks gaslight the protagonist about the existence of a suffering man
Last October, I had the great privilege to attend the World Fantasy Convention in my home city of Montreal at the Hôtel Bonaventure. It was a relief to be able to meet writers from the United States and across Canada after nearly two years of pandemic shut-down. If it had been held in another city, I probably would not have risked travel or asked for the time off work to attend.
Things go wrong when an older couple decides to stay at the cottage past Labor Day.
The Dunwich horror is a metonym for the genre of weird fiction as a whole
A decadent tale of becoming overpowered by pleasure.
A dissection has never been described in such rich horror.
The seventh entry in my Archaeology of Weird Fiction challenge is a short, decadent tale set at an extravagantly cruel masqued ball.
Reading City of the Shrieking Tomb made me feel as if I was seeing something that, as a tourist, I was not meant to see. In fact, it was as if I’d been expressly forbidden from seeing it.
Are you an aspiring fantasy and science fiction writer? If so, I have good news! I am teaching a speculative fiction writing workshop at the Thomas More Institute (3405 Atwater Avenue, Montreal) called "Through the Leaf-Mould: Speculative Fiction Writing." You will read selections from speculative fiction authors such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia Butler, …