Table of Contents: Black Static #42

Here are the contents of the new highly-illustrated issue of Black Static, which features cover art by Dave Senecal…
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Here are the contents of the new highly-illustrated issue of Black Static, which features cover art by Richard Wagner…
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Table of Contents: Black Static #40

Here are the contents of the new highly-illustrated issue of Black Static, which features Wraparound cover art “The Devil in Dreams” by Ben Baldwin (for Paul Meloy’s “Reclamation Yard”)…
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Table of Contents: Black Static #39

Here are the contents of the new issue of Black Static, which features cover art by Ben Baldwin…
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Table of Contents: Black Static #38

Here are the contents of the new issue of Black Static (with cover art by Joachim Luetke), which is dedicated to the memory of Joel Lane.
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Table of Contents: Black Static #37

The contents of Black Static #36 (with cover art by George C. Cotronis) have been posted:
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TOC: Black Static #36

The contents of Black Static #36 (with cover art by Vincent Sammy) have been posted:
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TOC: Black Static #35

The contents of Black Static #35 (with cover art by Richard Wagner) have been posted:
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TOC: Black Static #34

The contents of Black Static #34 (with cover art by Ben Baldwin) have been posted:
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TOC: Black Static #32

The contents of Black Static #33 (with cover art by Richard Wagner) have been posted:
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TOC: Black Static #31

The contents of Black Static #31 (with cover art by Richard Wagner) have been posted:
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TOC: Black Static #30

The contents of Black Static #30 (in a new format and with cover art by Ben Baldwin) have been posted:

Stories

  • “The Pig Farm by James Cooper” (illustrated by Rich Sampson)
  • “All Change by Ray Cluley” (illustrated by Vincent Sammy)
  • “The Wayside Voices by Daniel Mills” (illustrated by Ben Baldwin)
  • “Recurrence by Susan Kim” (illustrated by Dave Senecal)
  • “The Orphan and the Bad, Bad Monkey by David Kotok” (illustrated by Rik Rawling)

Features

  • Coffinmaker’s Blues by Stephen Volk
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler

Reviews

  • Case Notes – Book Reviews by Peter Tennant
  • Silver Bullets – TV Reviews by Mike O’Driscoll
  • Blood Spectrum – DVD/Blu-ray Reviews by Tony Lee

TOC: Black Static #29

The contents of Black Static #29 (in a new format and with cover art by Ben Baldwin) have been posted:

Stories

  • “Sunshine” by Nina Allan (illustrated by Ben Baldwin)
  • “Horseman” by Renee Carter Hall (illustrated by Rich Sampson)
  • “Chodpa” by Baph Tripp (illustrated by Rik Rawling )
  • “Shark! Shark!” by Ray Cluley
  • “The Counterweight” by Tim Lees (illustrated by Robert Dunn)

Features

  • Coffinmaker’s Blues by Stephen Volk
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler

Reviews

  • Case Notes: Book Reviews by Peter Tennant
  • Silver Bullets: TV Reviews by Mike O’Driscoll
  • Blood Spectrum: DVD/Blu-ray Reviews by Tony Lee

TOC: Black Static #28

The contents of Black Static #28 (With cover art by Warwick Fraser-Coombe) have been posted:

Stories:

  • “The Pest House” by Carole Johnstone
  • “Cracks” by Jon Ingold
  • “The Ballad of Boomtown” by Priya Sharma
  • “Pale Limbs” by Daniel Kaysen
  • “The Messenger” by Joel Lane

Features:

  • White Noise – genre news
  • Coffinmaker’s Blues by Stephen Volk
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler

Reviews

  • Case Notes: Book Reviews by Peter Tennant
  • *NEW* Silver Bullets: TV Reviews by Mike O’Driscoll
  • Blood Spectrum: DVD/Blu-ray Reviews by Tony Lee

Check out the contents listing by TTA Press for story descriptions and more information.

TOC: Black Static #27

The contents of Black Static #27 have been posted:

Stories:

  • “Empty of Words, the Page” by Gord Sellar
  • “The Little Things” by Jacob Ruby
  • “Cuckoo Spit” by Stephen Bacon
  • “The Churn” by Simon Bestwick
  • “Family Tree” by V.H. Leslie

Features:

  • White Noise
  • Coffinmaker’s Blues by Stephen Volk
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler
  • Night’s Plutonian Shore by Mike O’Driscoll

Reviews:

  • Case Notes: Book Reviews by Peter Tennant
  • Blood Spectrum: DVD/Blu-ray Reviews by Tony Lee

TOC: Black Static #26

The contents of Black Static #26 have been posted:

Stories:

  • “I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing” by Ray Cluley
  • “The Demon Laplace” by Mark Rigney
  • “Remains” by Gary McMahon
  • “Dizzy Land” by Andrew Hook
  • “The Monster of Venice” by Carole Johnstone

Features:

  • White Noise – horror news compiled by Peter Tennant
  • Coffinmaker’s Blues by Stephen Volk
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler
  • Night’s Plutonian Shore by Mike O’Driscoll

Reviews:

  • Case Notes – Book Reviews by Peter Tennant
  • Blood Spectrum – DVD/Blu-ray Reviews by Tony Lee

TOC: Black Static #16

The contents of Black Static #16 (Cover art by Chris Nurse) have been posted:Stories

  • “The Overseer” by Tim Casson
  • “Extreme Latitude” by M.G. Preston
  • “One Last Wild Waltz” by Mike O’Driscoll
  • “The Empty Spaces” by Alison J. Littlewood
  • “The Moon Will Look Strange” by Lynda E. Rucker

Features

  • White Noise compiled by Peter Tennant
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler
  • Electric Darkness by Stephen Volk
  • Night’s Plutonian Shore by Mike O’Driscoll
  • Blood Spectrum by Tony Lee
  • Case Notes by Peter Tennant

GUEST REVIEW: Jonathan McCalmont on Black Static #15

[Jonathan McCalmont is a London-based critic whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, SF Site, The New York Review Of Science Fiction and The Escapist. In addition to writing about genre books and films he occasionally writes about music, video games and art house cinema before dutifully posting the links to his blog Ruthless Culture.]

MY RATING:

If you imagine Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror as three siblings then Fantasy is the popular one, Science Fiction is the brainy one and Horror is the one that never gets invited to parties. This was not always the case. Back in the 1980s, the Horror genre lived high on the hog as its titles filled shelves and minds across the globe. But then came the crash. Some say that in a desperate rush to satisfy the market, publishers put out too much bad stuff. Others say that certain demographic changes shifted the balance of power away from angst and viscera towards scratching the mythopoeic urge to immerse oneself in a fantasy landscape. Either way, the up-shot was that Horror became the unloved step-child of the genre family and despite the creation of the paranormal romance genre and the recent reinvigoration of Dark Fantasy and Horror as a whole, that taint remains. Great Horror authors go unpublished and great Horror novels go undiscussed. It simply is not right.

However, TTA Press – the publishers of Interzone – have made an attempt to redress this injustice in the form of Black Static. Now on its fifteenth issue, Black Static sticks quite closely to the Interzone formula : Every issue comes with a series of short stories, each accompanied by some specially-commissioned art work and separated by columns and reviews by regular contributors.

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TOC: Black Static #15

The contents of Black Static #15 (Cover art by Ben Baldwin) have been posted:

Stories:

  • “Eight Small Men” by James Cooper (novelette)
  • “The Knitted Child” by Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • “Maximum Darkness” by Alan Scott Laney
  • “Babylon’s Burning” by Daniel Kaysen
  • “Death By Water” by Sarah Singleton

Features:

  • White Noise by Peter Tennant
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler
  • Electric Darkness by Stephen Volk
  • Night’s Plutonian Shore by Mike O’Driscoll
  • Blood Spectrum by Tony Lee
  • Case Notes by Peter Tennant

TOC: Black Static #14

The contents of Black Static #14 (Cover art by Dave Senecal) have been posted:

Stories

  • “We, Who Live in the Wood” by Paul Finch
  • “The Eleventh Day” by Christopher Fowler
  • “Hootchie Cootchie Man” by Maurice Broaddus
  • “Survivor’s Guilt” by Rosanne Rabinowitz
  • “Teen Spirit” by Gary McMahon

Features

  • White Noise by Peter Tennant
  • Interference by Christopher Fowler
  • Electric Darkness by Stephen Volk
  • Blood Spectrum by Tony Lee
  • Case Notes by Peter Tennant
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