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Space and Time Magazine

A good friend and occasional commenter here, Greater Czarina (a.k.a. Hildy Silverman), happens to own and publish and operate a great quarterly magazine called Space and Time. It’s been around for more than 40 years, and deals in what she calls “strange and unusual fiction, poetry, and art” of the fantasy, horror, and science fiction variety.

As somebody who mostly reads genre fiction these days, when Hildy bought the book a few years ago, I was thrilled by the news. I’ve really enjoyed reading the issues every few months, and really really enjoy knowing somebody WHO OWNS A MAGAZINE. Seriously, how cool is that?

Another personal bonus is that Space and Time gave me the opportunity to live out a lifelong dream — writing a comic book. Well … half a comic book anyway. A 10-page story that has played out over the course of a year, and was illustrated with much brilliance by Jeremy Simser, another good friend of mine who draws storyboards for a living. The final 4-page installment appears in Issue #106, which hits the shelves any day now. So visit the website — which I recently redesigned — and learn how you can subscribe to this magazine, read some great fiction and poetry, and support a fellow gagglefrakker.

(Note to self: “gagglefrakker” sounds like a really nasty word. Never use it again.)

Edited to add: I just added to the site the first 6 pages of the comic story.  Enjoy!

Remember When Sci-Fi & Horror Were the Same?

“It’s 1984 and you’re seated in a dark theater. A beautiful woman … is on the run from an unstoppable killing machine, a marginally human force focused only on death. Her death. Shoot it, light it on fire, blow it up … it just won’t stop. Merciless and unrelenting, its sole goal is to kill this particular woman, preferably in some unspeakably horrible way.

“Now answer me this: Are you watching The Terminator or one of the Friday the 13th flicks?”

Such is the premise of an interesting post by Todd Brown over at AMC’s SciFi Scanner. It’s a great point, and he traces it all the way back to the granddaddy of all genre-bending classics, Frankenstein — a “horror” monster created through scientific means. So where do you draw the line … and why are we even drawing lines to begin with? Give it a read, and let me know what you think.

Evil Dead: The Musical: The Posters

What you see below might be the most brilliant marketing for a musical ever. And definitely for a musical based on a classic campy horror movie. Freakgirl and I got to see this show in 2006, before it fled the country and moved to Toronto, and I LOVED it. The script was hilarious. We sat three rows back from the stage, and had to wear disposable ponchos in case blood splattered on us. Can’t wait for it to come back to the U.S. so I can see it again!

Evil Dead the Musical poster

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