Alright, as far as excuses for this first POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION for 2014 being late go this one’s pretty terrible, but it’s also kind of true. I jetted to London for a week, before getting jetted near immediately after that to Amsterdam. And the Schlock hivemind didn’t even seem to care! In fact the one


by Nathan Ballingrud Illustration by Sam Sultana In the morning before going to work, Nick found his mother and gave her a kiss. He used the flashlight to locate her, careful as always to keep the beam from touching her. This time she was in the kitchen, her wheelchair backed into a small alcove between

Schlock Talks | Nathan Ballingrud

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

Schlock Talks | Greg Bossert

Greg Bossert. Photo: Francesca Myman. 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 Gregory Norman Bossert – an animation artist, sound designer and researcher currently employed in that vaunted castle of geekdom, Industrial Light and