by Angela Slatter. First published in Shimmer #4, Summer 2006 Illustration by Nel Pace Her breath smells like champagne, but not bitter as you might expect. Something inside her turns it sweet, I’m not sure what. She’s a sugar-candy kind of girl, bright and crystalline as she reclines on the sofa – a chaise longue,
by Jeff B Willey Illustration by Jennings Falzon Stepping off a 1970s discount airliner they take first deep breaths and almost choke. The atmosphere seems equal parts water and air, enveloping them in a rich jungle stank of putrescent vegetation with a tang of shit. No clocks anywhere, time only hinted at. Concrete structures poking
Illustration by Thom Cuschieri Eighth avenue midtown mid-day mayhem. Business suits scuffled along, elbows out, the mobile phones snuggled to their ears now of a smaller, sharper model— a welcome departure from the obtuse, portable tanks of a decade prior, yet the decrease in size somehow inversely proportional to the collective level of obnoxiousness. Garish
I’m pretty sick and tired these days. Sick of the heat, sick of the bugs, sick of all the nonsense approaching my way. Okay fuck along now. your pop culture destroyer, last night DESTRUCTION NEWS So the Spike Lee directed Oldboy remake gets a trailer and it’s, well, a thing. That exists. Jim Steranko
Action! Violence! Dismemberment! This month’s Pop Culture Destruction is all about the tearing of shackles and rejigging of the status quo this month. Find out how and why by sending an email telling all that your soul desires on schlocksubs (at) gmail (dot) com. The Schlock Magazine hivemind will thank you! DESTRUCTION NEWS Here’s the
Angela Slatter The ‘realistic’ core of fantasy and horror, the secret to successful collaboration and what it means to be an ‘Australian’ author (or rather, not). Award-winning author Angela Slatter chats to Schlock about all of this and more, in the wake of her latest ‘mosaic novel’ co-written with Lisa L. Hannett, Midnight and Moonshine.