POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION returns for 2014, with Marco’s takes on Thor: The Dark World, the BBC’s Sherlock, the latest Mogwai album, and more! Also talk on THREE (count them!) manga series and what he’s been up to during the last month. SIGH. To think we assumed there was a valid reason for this column being basically a month late…
Nick's mother used to say that they'd lost his father to the horses. Throughout his childhood, Nick thought that meant that he'd been killed by them: trampled beneath a…
From the Wolf
I long to uproot the trees, topple the mountains, bring down the moon, set loose the stars.
The Rattenfänger’s Pipe
There’s a scuffle and a swish of a long, thin tail in the dust. Startled, he looks down, a fraction of a second too late as the yellow-eyed rat sinks its teeth into his boot.
The Observations of Lez
"please wait in our waiting area" she said nicely. that nice little receptionist. does she not know? or was she just taking the piss? you never say waiting area in a nice tone.…
Barb takes a quick look around and moves in close to share a secret with me. Something on her face tells me it's the kind everybody knows but nobody talks about.
"A smartmob headed for the plaza of the temples of retail, freshly branded for Crass-mas? Sure, what are the odds?" Nate said. What Tess saw in him beat me. Apart from the looks,…
It is with great pride and cheer that we welcome readers to the very first issue of Schlock Magazine released under our brand new redesign. But…
Rage and bad life choices appear to have fuelled Nathan Ballingrud’s critically acclaimed short story collection North American Lake Monsters, but he assures us that he’s not all about horror and despair as he looks forward to experimenting with various genres now that he has emerged as writer to watch out for with the field of speculative fiction and beyond.
He may have won the World Fantasy Award for his short story The Telling late last year, but fiction writing is just the tip of the creative iceberg for Greg Bossert – an animation artist, sound designer and researcher currently employed in that vaunted castle of geekdom, Industrial Light and Magic, from whence the special effects of Star Wars sprang. In a revealing and enthusiastic interview, he lets us in on the source of his boundless creativity.
Working among Pacific Island communities might be many people’s dream job but D. Thomas Minton recently traded a tropical Pacific Island for the cold, rainy Pacific…
Annette Bowman tells us about her experience at World Fantasy Convention 2013, prog rockers Consecration share a track and Kris Green reads a story about a very special cat. You like cats, don’t you?
In this edition of Schlock Talks, fantasy author Theodora Goss lets us in on some of the inner workings of the writer’s life… including its occupational hazards, and how she responds to the occasional bad review.
As the year comes to a close, Schlock Magazine takes a look at… no, wait, Marco is taking this look. Schlock Magazine actually distances itself from this article and the opinions contained within.
Who among us does not know this fact, Komrades? Who? I feel compelled to emphasize here that my partner and I embarked upon this internal review without prejudices. With goodwill, we embarked, with trust, alacrity, hope, and the twinkling eyes of a rosy-cheeked earthling clad in yellow chiffon. This training methodology has benefited the corporative health for numberless millennia.
He spray-painted on the side of the local sweet shop that “Charlie was a Christian” to see what response that would elicit. The sweet shop was directly across from the school. Charlie, the owner of the sweet shop, and not a Christian, but was a pretty fair and decent person. Kirk sipped on his morning coke and munched on an apple pie and took notice as people shook their heads, pointed to the spray job, and just laughed.