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The Monster on the Moors: Wuthering Heights as Horror

‘Hell is other people.’

M.P. Diedrich referenced the famous Sartre quote at our recent panel for the anthology First Came Fear. It seems fitting to utilize it once again as I make a case for Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, to sit comfortably within the horror genre. Although tales of horror can include both the fantastical and the supernatural, my own training in psychology has taught me that if humanity itself possesses the potential for infinite kindness, it just as proficiently exercises the deployment of infinite harm. And no soil more richly cultivates cruelty than that of love.Read More

A Conversation with Heather Belle Adams

Heather Bell Adams’ short story, “Tuesday Night Chorus,” appeared in the first book in The NEW Series, Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South (2013). Her debut novel, Maranatha Road, was published by Vandalia Press in 2017. The novel is about two women: Sadie Caswell, whose son dies shortly before his wedding, and Tinley Greene, the young stranger who shows up claiming she’s pregnant with his child.Read More

Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: Literature and the Psychology of Change

a panel discussion moderated by Rose Yndigoyen,
editor of Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness

20 October 2015, 7PM

Teachers College Milbank Chapel, Columbia UniversityRead More

#StartlingSciFi Memes

Step Back into the Beyond!

Revisit all 13 stories from Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond, the third entry in our NEW series.Read More

Artist Spotlight: Stefanie Masciandaro

Stefanie Masciandaro

Stefanie Masciandaro

Stefanie Masciandaro is a New York-based artist with a love of all things fuzzy and sugary, not at the same time though. Sometimes she likes to pretend she looks like an old Renaissance painting. You know, those Italian ones with the great noses. Often she can be found wandering the streets of Manhattan in a slightly dazed state, and will frequently ask questions like “What day is it?” or “Is three cups of coffee in one sitting too many?” or “Yes, but is it feminist?” When not doing those things, she is probably hunched over a laptop working in Photoshop or pretending no one can hear her sing in her studio.

Startling Sci-Fi is available to buy in Paperback and eBook editions. The companion book, Visions of the Beyond, is also available.

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