Recently I happened upon a new journal, Thinking Horror: A Journal of Horror Philosophy, "created to address the void of a critical journal focused away from reviews and trivial interviews . . . it is a bridge between the academic journal and the fanzine." Thus we have volume one, "Horror in the Twenty-first Century," a one-hundred and seventy-five page journal of text without illustrations (save on the cover). Editor S.J. Bagley has several lengthy interviews, with Simon Strantzas, Nathan Ballingrud, Michael Kelly, Nate Southard, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Molly Tanzer. Critical articles are by Michael Cisco, Gary Fry (on a Ramsey Campbell novel), Helen Marshall, Jeremy R. Smith, J.T. Glover, Andrew P. Williams, and Kurt Fawver. There is some good stuff in here, and I look forward to volume two, which is announced as covering "The Horror Boom, 1979-1992, What Went Right and What Went Wrong". (My one minor design complaint is the overuse throughout the text of a thick bold font, which is distracting from the first encounter, and increasingly so the more you read.) Order via Amazon.com (US$12.84) or Amazon.co.uk (£9.99).
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