The Relic

by Jeffrey Ford Illustration by Ivana Bugarinovic First published in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, 2012 Out at the end of the world on a long spit of land like a finger poking into oblivion, nestled in a valley among the dunes, sat The Church of Saint Ifritia, constructed from twisted driftwood and

Schlock Talks | Jeffrey Ford

One of the most decorated authors of contemporary fantasy fiction, Jeffrey Ford ­– whose latest anthology, Crackpot Palace, collects some his most memorable short stories – tells Schlock how it all started “around 125 stories ago”, the one theme that drives his writing and the one reason why anyone should write in the first place. How