• Remembering Charlee Jacob: This Symbiotic Fascination

    Remembering Charlee Jacob: This Symbiotic Fascination0

    Having spent years charting a landscape of atrocity, degradation and twisted ecstasy across her short fiction, as discussed in the previous post in this series, Charlee Jacob made her debut as a novelist in 1997 with This Symbiotic Fascination. This novel tells the story of two employees at an electronics shop, Tawne Delaney and Arcan Tyler;

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  • A Tarnished Legacy: The End of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress

    A Tarnished Legacy: The End of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress2

    Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress, the once-influential anthology series that was founded in 1984, saw its thirty-fourth and final instalment this year. The series managed to survive a number of significant setbacks: one was the death of original editor Marion Zimmer Bradley in 1999; another was publisher DAW dropping the series with the 2004

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  • The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 11: Urban Fantasies

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 11: Urban Fantasies1

    The period following the publication of Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire saw vampire fiction entrench itself not as a subgenre of horror, but as a substantial body of fiction in its own right. Author David J. Schow would look back on this state of affairs in his 2018 collection DJStories: You know how zombie-flavoured

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