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ALTAR Cover Release (24 Hours Left of KS Campaign)

“Altar is redolent of hard-edged supernatural horror from the golden days of McCammon and King. Nobody is safe in a Fracassi story.” – Laird Barron It’s here: the last 24 hours of our Altar special edition Kickstarter campaign! In case you aren’t aware of the project, I’m posting the details of the campaign briefly below: This limited, signed,

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A Preview of Philip Fracassi’s “The Fate of Nero”

We’re in the heat of a Kickstarter campaign for our first single author publication: a limited, numbered, signed, illustrated hardback edition of Philip Fracassi’s Altar. (Check out our previous post to see the personal importance of this project to me). Here’s a recap of exactly what we’re looking to publish: This limited, signed, and numbered

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Altar: a Retrospective and Kickstarter Campaign

As you may know, our Kickstarter for a limited, signed, and numbered edition of Philip Fracassi’s Altar is underway. It’s worth taking a moment to share why this project is so important to me. Philip Fracassi’s Altar is a near perfect story. When I first read it back in 2016, I was just emerging from

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Philip Fracassi’s ALTAR: a Limited Edition Release

The following is taken from the ALTAR Kickstarter story. This 7-day campaign is now live! BACK THIS PROJECT ON KICKSTARTER “Altar is redolent of hard-edged supernatural horror from the golden days of McCammon and King. Nobody is safe in a Fracassi story.” – Laird Barron Few books have captured the admiration of readers and writers of cosmic horror like Philip

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Ten Weird Writers to Save Us in 2020

It’s that time again, and we’ve never needed saving like we have in 2020. Thankfully, these authors provided us with some exceptional work. It may not solve all the world’s problems, but we firmly believe that burdens grow a little lighter with the weight of a good weird book in hand. The writers listed below

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Trick or Treat: a Retrospective by Shannon Ryan

It was the 1980s, and America had stopped panicking about communists under every bed and started panicking about Satanists under every bed.  The main way Satan was influencing America’s teens was Dungeons and Dragons but closely following the Monster Manual was evil magic on Rock and Roll songs that could only be heard when you

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Vintage Sci Fi Reviews: Malzberg’s The Day of the Burning

I didn’t intend to collect Barry Malzberg paperbacks. When I started buying mass market sci fi by lot, an editor I admire asked me to keep an eye out for Malzberg titles (presumably to pass along to him). Well, I did, and the more of them I picked up, the more my intent to let

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Six Great Contemporary Philippine Gothic Tales You Can Read Online: a List by Kristine Ong Muslim

The Gothic tradition reimagined in a Philippine setting—more specifically in a palatial Spanish colonial-era mansion with dingy interiors—is captured in all its glory by a scene in the third installment of the Tagalog film anthology franchise Shake, Rattle & Roll, where the character played by actress Gina Alajar is shown fumbling with a flower pot

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OPEN CALL: Presenting Mysterium Tremendum, a Quarterly Chapbook

We originally conceived of Mysterium Tremendum as an anthology scheduled for release sometime in 2021. Due to frequent interest expressed in this project by writers and readers alike, we’ve decided to try something a little different. We’re excited to present Mysterium Tremendum, a quarterly chapbook featuring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry exploring the intersection between weird fiction/horror and the

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