In our morning reading: exploring Chris Kelso’s fiction, new music from Soulside, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Afternoon Bites: Chris Kelso’s Latest, World Fantasy Award Winners, Climax Golden Twins Return, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Chris Kelso’s new book, talking with Climax Golden Twins, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Erika T. Wurth’s new novel, the language of horror, and more. Happy Halloween!
Afternoon Bites: Elisa Gabbert Interviewed, David Cronenberg and Lit, Meghan Gillis on Inspiration, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Elisa Gabbert, recommendations from Kristen Arnett, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Angel Bat Dawid, fiction by Dolan Morgan, and more.
A Prince in his Native Land (On Cronenberg’s “Transfer”): Chris Kelso In Conversation With Stephen Bissette
“I can observe my own body cut open, without suffering!… I see myself all the way down to my entrails; a new mirror stage… I can see to the heart of my lover; his splendid design has nothing to do with sickly sentimentalities… Darling, I love your spleen; I love your liver; I adore your pancreas, and the line of your femur excites me.”
–(from Orlan’s Carnal Art manifesto)
Fresh off the heels of selling his own kidney stones in a 24-hour auction, David Cronenberg teased fans with a tantalising soundbite regarding his upcoming film, Crimes of the Future:
“I cannot say much, obviously, but if people thought Crash was divisive back in 1996, this is going to create way more chaos and controversy for sure.”
How, exactly, is it June already? The passage of time is mysterious sometimes, but this year it’s especially so. And the June books we’re most excited about around these parts represent an intriguing cross-section of literary genres and styles. From speculative works to insightful nonfiction; from an influential road novel to a surreal and satirical work — these books cover a lot of territory. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite book on this list.