Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thinking Horror

Recently I happened upon a new journal, Thinking Horror: A Journal of Horror Philosophy, "created to address the void of a critical journal focused away from reviews and trivial interviews . . .  it is a bridge between the academic journal and the fanzine." Thus we have volume one,  "Horror in the Twenty-first Century," a one-hundred and seventy-five page journal of text without illustrations (save on the cover).  Editor S.J. Bagley has several lengthy interviews, with Simon Strantzas, Nathan Ballingrud, Michael Kelly, Nate Southard, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Molly Tanzer.  Critical articles are by Michael Cisco, Gary Fry (on a Ramsey Campbell novel), Helen Marshall, Jeremy R. Smith, J.T. Glover, Andrew P. Williams, and Kurt Fawver.  There is some good stuff in here, and I look forward to volume two, which is announced as covering "The Horror Boom, 1979-1992, What Went Right and What Went Wrong".  (My one minor design complaint is the overuse throughout the text of a thick bold font, which is distracting from the first encounter, and increasingly so the more you read.)  Order via (US$12.84) or (£9.99).

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of a scholarly journal on horror. That kind of writing is rare, with the exception of Wormwoodia, and of course Wormwoodia covers more than strictly horror.