Weird fiction is a subgenre of fiction from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that combines the supernatural, mystical and scientific to often macabre effect. Practitioners of the weird tale, such as H. P. Lovecraft, help serve as a bridge between the classic horror of Poe and modern writers like Stephen King.
This blog started as an attempt to explore the origins and history of weird fiction and how the genre has influenced later writers – and I will still attempt do that. However, instead of focusing exclusively on weird fiction, I have expanded my reach to encompass the broader genres of horror, fantasy, and science-fiction, with an emphasis on the weird.
When the blog was first conceived, I envisioned one entry a week. However, some of my essays are 2,000 words or more, and writing entries of this length was just not feasible week-to-week. In the blog’s early years, my busy schedule caused me to disappear for months, sometimes years, at a time. Therefore, the blog will more or less follow a bi-weekly format from now on. If an entry is ready early, I’ll publish it early.
New entries will be posted on Tuesdays at noon.