Magical Fiction Forum

ONLINE VIA ZOOM, 27 FEBRUARY 2021 The Magickal Women Partnership proudly presents the Magical Fiction Forum: Fairy tales, fantasy, magical realism, surreal fiction: this forum aims to bring together leading authors and scholars to discuss the impact and influence of texts that transcend their genre and leave readers enchanted and transformed. Online via Zoom. TICKETS…

Punk Noir Mag: The Clown

I have a story up over at Punk Noir Magazine, ‘The Clown’; thanks as always to Mr B. I stumbled across a flash tale I had submitted somewhere, pulling the punch at the end as I thought it wouldn’t fly. They didn’t like it anyway. Lesson: do what you want and be liked for what…

Folk Horror Noir?

Originally posted on The Cultural Gutter:
This week Guest Star Kate Laity writes about Dorothy B. Hughes’ Ride the Pink Horse (1946) and “folk horror noir.” ~~~ In the back of my mind for some time has been the thought knocking around that the godmother of noir, Dorothy B. Hughes, could also be a godmother…

Silly Saturday: Princess Charming (1934)

‘What is that?’ ‘That is the revolution, your highness.’ ‘Much too early! So inconsiderate.’ Here’s a peek inside the ping-pong balls that crash about in my brain: yesterday Mr B posted his Film for a Friday Get Cracking, a fine George Formby offering — I assume! You see I started watching it, thinking I could…

Coming Through in Waves

Coming soon: crime fiction inspired by the songs of Pink Floyd COMING THROUGH IN WAVES – FINAL TOC –Edited and With Foreword by T. Fox Dunham Come in Number 51 – Your Time Is UP – dbschlosserNobody Home – Joseph S. WalkerMoney – Renee Asher PickupHeels on the Highway – Linda SlaterHeart Beat, Pig Meat…

Review: Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

I went to get this book the day my car died. I drove into Hudson to pick it up from Spotty Dog Books & Ale, then realised they had changed hours due to Covid. The car had been a little rough starting and it nearly didn’t start at all when I tried to leave my…

Classic Noir: The 7th Victim (1943) – K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Classic Noir: The 7th Victim (1943) I know what you’re thinking: isn’t that?Supernatural?Noir? While the Val Lewton production?The Seventh Victim?is usually referred to as a horror film, I think it’s really much more clearly noir. What confuses people are the trappings of horror – and of course the horror chops…