I’m about halfway through a book of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories, and I recently finished his popular “The Colour Out of Space.” What a strange and delightful story! Continue reading
I’m making my way through a book of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories, and I recently finished “Herbert West – Reanimator.” It’s a fascinating story, but apparently it’s been called one of Lovecraft’s worst. Continue reading
The Lovecraft eZine, founded and managed by editor Mike Davis, focuses on weird fiction, cosmic horror, and the Cthulhu Mythos.
I’ve been reading more short stories lately to get a sense of what makes a story great, and I think I came across a good example in a recent issue of Clarkesworld. The story is called “Western Heaven,” and it’s written by Chen Hongyu, a Chinese writer who’s been nominated for the Chinese Nebula. Continue reading
I recently saw the new sci-fi movie Arrival and really liked it. As it turns out, the movie is based on a novella called “Story of Your Life,” written by Ted Chiang. The novella won a Nebula Award in 2000. (Disclaimer: There are spoilers in this post!). Continue reading
Here’s a piece of flash fiction I dreamed up while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic one day. Teleportation would be great, right? But I imagine that, if it was made available, it wouldn’t quite go as planned: Continue reading