In our morning reading: new nonfiction by Tara Isabella Burton and Kim Kelly, interviews with Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Ellen Datlow, and more.
Haunted Nights, a new anthology from editors Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, takes as its subject a logical blend of genre and setting: namely, horror fiction centered around Halloween. Stylistically, this encompasses a wide range of tales, from riffs on the origins of the jack o’ lantern to stories of supernatural revenge to “The First Lunar Halloween,” which moves off of Earth and into the cosmos. Among the writers included: Brian Evenson, Stephen Graham Jones, Pat Cadigan, and John Langan. […]
The books that have gotten our attention for the month of October are a wide-ranging bunch, ranging from eagerly anticipated works from literary titans to bold voices from across the globe appearing in translation. Here’s a look at some of the works that we’re most excited about for the weeks to come.