September 9, 2013 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Many of us are familiar with H. P. Lovecraft's infamous literary abhorrence of nature: the cosmic entity known to many as Cthulhu. A behemoth cursed with a writhing mass of facial tentacles and wings upon its colossal back, this Eldritch abomination first emerged to haunt the modern man in Lovecraft's short story, "The Call of Cthulhu."
Though slumbering deep beneath the Pacific Ocean within the cursed city of R'lyeh, this creature has slithered his way into popular culture through countless retellings, imagery, and iconography.
August 14, 2013 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Humans are interesting animals. Creativity seeps through our veins. I'm not entirely sure who came up with the following creatures, but it must have taken some incredibly unique (and perhaps problematic) imagination to bring these things into being.
A horse with a horn. A woman's body with a fish tail. A bird that turns to ash, but never dies.
Mythical creatures are fascinating, so its no wonder they inhabit the many fantasy stories we all love and cherish. Here are five of our favorites.
August 1, 2013 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Performance art in the street is pretty cool. The art of The Resurrectionist is really cool. Bring the two together live, on a sidewalk? Amazing.
On August 18th, from 11 to 2, come on out to New York City's fabulous Strand bookstore to see author/illustrator E.B. Hudspeth recreate his book cover in chalk, in 3D—on the sidewalk. Stop and watch on the store's Broadway side and see the cover take chalky shape on the ground, then stop inside for your own (portable) copy of The Resurrectionist. (And, in the meantime, check out this interview with the author)
July 1, 2013 • Fiction, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Fiction: MG & YA, Handbooks: Literary Figures, Humor, On Writing
RC: Hi everybody, Rick Chillot here. You know what I like? Free time, sanity, a pain-free spine, a good night's sleep, what's left of my hairline...the list goes on and on. So when I came across the one-month-novel-writing event Camp NaNoWriMo, from the people behind National Novel Writing Month, my horror could not have been greater. And yet, I kept thinking about it. Is it truly possible to write a 50,000 word novel in one month? What would that experience be like? Would I absolutely hate it, or just moderately hate it? In the end, it seemed the only way to punish myself for even considering this was to sign up and try it, with the hope that the emotional scars would prevent me from making similar decisions in the future.