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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

Schlock’s Podcast #19 – World Fantasy Convention, Consecration, Satin

Hi, and welcome to Schlock’s podcast. Yes, that podcast. Or rather, this one. The one you’ll be listening right now! Yes, its schedule has been erratic – to say the least – but on the last day of 2013 the Schlock hivemind gathered around and solemnly swore that podcasts will be at least a bit more regular. How about that, huh?

Schlock Talks | Theodora Goss

Fairy tales are stock-in-trade for Theodora Goss, the award-winning and oft-anthologised Hungarian-American writer who has carved a prominent niche for herself in fantasy fiction, thanks in large part to her immersion in and reinvention of some of the most familiar and timeless stories of world literature. In this edition of Schlock Talks, she lets us