A New Kind of Indie Publisher Opens its Doors in Brooklyn

This summer, I got the chance to correspond with Sarah Lopez, one of the co-owners of Radix Media, a new Brooklyn-based publisher that focuses on beautifully designed, illustrated books with a high attention to detail. So far, they’ve published speculative works by John Dermot Woods, Vera Kurian, Ashley Shelby, and others. All look and feel like collector’s items, objects that truly do justice to the ideas they contain.

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Conspiracies, Scandals, and Disappearances: John Dermot Woods on “The Baltimore Atrocities”

John Dermot Woods’s The Baltimore Atrocities is a novel of mysteries, obsession, and subtle conspiracies. As a young man, its narrator befriends another young man as they bond over a shared characteristic: both have had siblings vanish from Baltimore. Slowly, the question of what happened to each of their siblings lures them back to the city. Interspersed with this story are short scenes in which crimes, scandals, and other horrific events play out. Sometimes, these are overtly connected to the narrator’s […]

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