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Schlock Magazine - The Utopia Issue - Cover by Daniela Attard

Utopia Issue – June 2016

This month Schlock presents an entire issue dedicated to one of the most misunderstood concepts of political debate: Utopia. In this issue, led by guest editor Elise Billiard, we will proclaim that Utopia is not dead, that Utopia is not an escape to or from reality, but on the contrary a way to propose new possible realities.

Pure Bylex "tourist city", copyright Goethe Institute

Mourning can bring us together

Utopias are often based on architectural models,[1] or on rules about the division of labor and the ownership of land for instance. However, it seems to me that little is being written about the need for the powerful binding that keeps people responsible of each other, and that make them feel part of a same common society.

Michael Wilson

Schlock Talks | Michael Wilson

Since Halloween allows us to both revisit and discover what’s what in the horror genre, we thought it apt to seek out Michael Wilson, head of This is Horror, for a chat about the website and podcast’s origins and mission.

SCHLOCK TALKS Mike Davis

Schlock Talks | Mike Davis

As part of our series of Halloween-themed chats this month, we caught up with Mike Davis – editor of the dynamic and much-loved weird fiction hub Lovecraft eZine, as well as its more recent publication arm. Is Lovecraft, however, the be all and end all of the zine, and what kind of influence does he still exert on horror?

STORY Again by Kris Green - PHOTOGRAM by Claire Micallef

Again

I woke up screaming. Incoherent, inconsolable. Something hit me in the stomach, hard, and I bit my tongue. The bedside lamp came on.