In churches and convents and other religious communities, sisterhood takes many forms, forged and tested by such mundane threats as disease and despair, but also by terrors both spiritual and existential—Satan’s subtle minions and the cosmic nightmare of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Sisterhood: Dark Tales and Secret Histories presents sixteen horror stories by some of the genre’s leading female... [click here for more]
EIGHTEEN WHISPERS TO THE DARKNESS
‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.’
So begins H. P. Lovecraft’s essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” arguably the most important analysis of horror ever written. Yet while hordes of writers have created works based on Lovecraft’s... [click here for more]
They gather in darkness, sharing ancient and arcane knowledge as they manipulate the very matter of reality itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – these are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. From the otherworldly visions of Conan Doyle’s father in Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Wrong Fairy’ to the diabolical political machinations... [click here for more]
When Joe Pulver approached S. T. Joshi about doing an anthology like his now-famous tomeBlack Wings, only for Robert Chambers' King in Yellow, Joshi had only one thing to say: "You do it, Joe." So he did. And here it is: A Season In Carcosa. H.P. Lovecraft. Karl Edgar Wagner. Peter Straub. Those are a few of the names that stand tall in our genre and when it comes... [click here for more]
Dark SF, horror, and dark fantasy from popular writers of the genre.
"L'esprit de L'escalier" By Peter M. Ball "Portage" By An Owomoyela "each thing i show you is a piece of my death" By Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer
POETRY -§- "The Chorus of Dead Girls" By JoSelle Vanderhooft "Ghosha" By Shweta Narayan
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Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Fiction To Die Dancing — Sam J. Miller Blood on Beacon Hill — Russell Nichols The Beacon and the Coward — Day Al-Mohamed Signal... [click here for more]