Bad Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Case Files of Erik Rugar by Misha Burnett

Burnett fuses the possibility of weird fiction with the solidity of crime noir to create a collection that is both a gritty detective story and a baroque urban fantasy. Dracoheim is a human city, but abuts the Realms of Nightmare. Ancient treaties and modern laws define the appropriate uses of magic, mysticism, and migration. Mostly … Continue reading Bad Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Case Files of Erik Rugar by Misha Burnett

Dark Corner Newsstand Open for Business

I like short stories. I like reading them and I like writing them. And, whether you’re here for my reviews or to find out more about the stories I write, I suspect many of you like a good short story too.

So, I wanted to share this new project from the talented Misha Burnett: a repository of magazines and anthologies featuring short fiction.

That shared, I’m off to read something weird and abrupt.

Dark Corner Newsstand

This is something that I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. If you got here from my other blog, you know that I feel passionately about the need for a healthy market for short fiction. To this end I have been actively seeking indie magazines and anthologies that publish short genre fiction.

The market is growing fast now, and I’ve gotten to the point where I need a way to organize all the links I have into one place.

This is the place. Please pardon my dust, this is a work in progress.

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Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device by James Aquilone

Blending the tropes of an Everyman hero walking the mean streets with a world where the average is the only thing that isn’t present, Aquilone creates a narrative that offers much to both fans of detective fiction and humorous horror. Dead Jack is Pandemonium’s best (only) zombie P.I. Mostly, he keeps the mindless hunger for … Continue reading Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device by James Aquilone

The Good, The Bad And The UnGodly by G.M.Hague

In this brutally beautiful novel, Hague transplants classic noir from 50’s America to modern Australia without chipping the edges off a single shadow. Not content with one transformation, he splices in the supernatural too. Lukas Boston is a private eye. Cast out from the police force but owed for no making his disgrace contagious, most … Continue reading The Good, The Bad And The UnGodly by G.M.Hague