The Loathsome Presence of an Unmutual

After a period of consideration, I recently shut down my account on Facebook. I’ve been experiencing a¬†growing sense of unease over social media, especially since I started reading Jacob Silverman’s Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. My spouse recommended it to me after she’d read it and subsequently abandoned most […]

Jeitner’s Folly, or The Post in Which I Emit a Frustrated Noise, Gesture Wildly, Then Shrug and Shuffle Away

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I’ve changed my mind. About that weird fiction bibliography, that is. I thought about it a bit — kind of knew for some time, in some vague way, that I was dissatisfied with it. But I figured I would give it some time and then see. Maybe I’d come back […]

Weird Fiction: An Evolving Bibliography (1st Stage)

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I love weird fiction. It’s a literary interest, and one that I have a personal investment in, given that most of what I write tends to fall (as I see it) in the general vicinity of labels like “weird fiction,” “speculative fiction,” and “horror fiction.” (You know how I feel […]