Weird World News magazine 13-05-2019

20 hours – ArchivesThe Golden Age Was More Diverse Than You Thinkcorabuhlert.com – Shared by Paul Weimer📷I’m currently in the middle of reading the 2019 Hugo finalists, alternating with the 1944 Retro Hugo finalists to avoid overdosing on either contemporary or vintage SFF. I just finished reading the f…

Japan’s Top 3 Weirdest Monsters – #FolkloreThursdayfolklorethursday.com – Shared by Folklore ThursdayJapan is monster country. Nowhere else on earth has the sheer variety of bizarre beasties lurking in every shadow. And no-one’s monsters are as weird. By official count Japan is haunted by eight mill…

The Fascination of the Abominationthestrangecontinent.com – Shared by Ben ThomasFor as long as I can remember — and probably longer — I’ve been intrigued by monsters. At preschool age, I had what my parents called an “overactive imagination,” and a long series of nightmares from…

MIA: African Black Authors In Speculative Fiction –bookmag.co.za – Shared by Nyashadzashe Chikumbu.Orcs, geo-storms and time travel: these are things we’ve all read about in fiction books. But what do they mean to us as Africans, and why are we not writing about them? Growing up poor and black, th…

kris neville Archives – Galactic Journeygalacticjourney.org – Shared by alleypatThe history of our genre, like that of all things, contains several ups and downs. From its beginnings in the pulp explosion, to its near-extinction during the second world war, to the resurgence dur…

Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber – SFFWorldwww.sffworld.com – Shared by LobsterBooksWith the nominations for the 2019 Hugo Awards being recently announced, I was also pleased that this year’s Worldcon in Dublin also nominated books for a Retro Hugo – for 1944 (which means books/stor…

Gene Wolfe Turned Science Fiction Into High Artwww.theringer.com – Shared by Stunt GrannyIn Belhaven, North Carolina, there’s a girl who has trouble eating. Her name is Mary Ayers. Mary has a gastric ulcer, and Mary can only get a few bites down before it starts to hurt, so Mary stays th…

Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structureswww.defconone.com – Shared by DefCon One Publishing“It takes time for a space to become a place. I’d never quite pinned down at what point during the gradual accretion of events and memories that houses became more than the sum of their parts, but I’…

CLOCK’S WATCH II: DAUGHTERS OF THE BLACK MOONpromotehorror.com – Shared by PromoteHorror“This isn’t your typical Modern-day Urban Fantasy; it’s infested with non-corporeal demons and multi-dimensional machine entities. A great read.” “Reyes writes excellent action scenes and if you are …

LOVECRAFT BLOCH COMICS TRIOchadschimke.blogspot.com – Shared by Author Chad SchimkeLOVECRAFT BLOCH COMICS TRIO – This post reviews weird short stories interpreted by Marvel Comic’s Journey Into Mystery series. HP Lovecraft was published in Weird Tales but never really made it as a …

HP LOVECRAFTchadschimke.blogspot.com – Shared by Author Chad SchimkeHP LOVECRAFT – HP (Howard Phillips) Lovecraft was born to a lunatic father and fragile mother in Providence RI where many of his tales are set. His grandfather, a successful businessman, died. Result…

FANTASY FICTIONchadschimke.blogspot.com – Shared by Author Chad SchimkeFantasy fiction – Fantasy can often be separated from other speculative fiction genres by the lack of scientific or macabre themes, but not always. It is set in a fictional universe, often without an…

Music: A Subversive Historytedgioia.com – Shared by Ted GioiaAbout Love Songs: The Hidden History: This book represents the first comprehensive survey of the music of romance, courtship and sexuality, and encompasses the complete story of the love song from an…

The Normal(ish) Lovecraft: Wilfred Blanch Talman and H.P. Lovecraft’s “Two Black Bottles”www.tor.com – Shared by Kat StilesWelcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get girl cooties all over old Howard’s sandbox, from those who inspired him to those who were inspired in turn. This week, we’…

SFM: Roanhorse, VanderMeer, Theodoridou, Moore & Kuttner, Divya | Fantasy Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book and Audiobook Reviewswww.fantasyliterature.com – Shared by Fantasy LiteratureShort Fiction Monday: Our exploration of free and inexpensive short fiction available on the internet. Here are a few stories we’ve read that we wanted you to know about. “Welcome to Your Authentic I…

Lands of the Earthquake and Under a Dim Blue Sun: Another winner from DMR | Fantasy Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book and Audiobook Reviewswww.fantasyliterature.com – Shared by Fantasy LiteratureLands of the Earthquake by Henry Kuttner & Under a Dim Blue Sun by Howie K. Bentley The publishing company known as DMR Books had previously been a very solid 2 for 2 with this reader. Earlier this y…

Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates by Tim J. Myers – Multicultural Children’s Book Daymulticulturalchildrensbookday.com – Shared by ReadYourWorldMay is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, a…

John Linwood Grant – Interviewhughashtonbooks.com – Shared by Hugh AshtonThe first interview on this blog, with John Linwood Grant, writer and editor of weird fiction, sharer of space with lurchers, and creator of several strange characters who live and move and have thei…

The Unnamable (1988) Reviewbasementrejects.com – Shared by BasementRejectsA monster is born to a woman and deemed “unnamable” by its parents. For years, the monster remains trapped in abandoned home until a college student named Joel Manton (Mark Parra) accidentally unleas…

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