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A Multifarious Multiverse Reading List

A Multifarious Multiverse Reading List

Maria HaskinsFeb 20, 202435 min read

“When the multiverse was confirmed, the spiritual and scientific communities both counted it as evidence of their validity. The scientists said, Look, we told you there were parallel universes. And the spiritual said, See, we’ve always known there was more…

Death Husband Club

Death Husband Club

Meg ElisonFeb 19, 202430 min read

I got married when I was young and stupid, and ended up divorced. Tale as old as time. Before that, I got married when I was younger and even more stupid. Tale I never tell. I was 22 years old…

Top Five Most Deadly Episodes in Rick and Morty

Top Five Most Deadly Episodes in Rick and Morty

A.R. ArthurFeb 15, 202430 min read

Rick and Morty has become synonymous with sci-fi hijinks that span the universe and various realities beyond. Although Rick and Morty has consistently been advertised through the slogan which became widely shared; “Rick and Morty, ten more seasons!” In the…

A Voice Calling Available For Pre-Order Now!

Christopher Barzak’s chilling novella about a very bad house–a unique take on the haunted house genre, comes out on March 19th, 2024–but it’s available for pre-order now!

Six Gothic Novels to Read for Valentines Day

Rachael ConradFeb 14, 2024
Six Gothic Novels to Read for Valentines Day

There are a few things in particular that make a gothic novel truly, unequivocally gothic. Some of the key features include a decaying and isolated structure (the draftier the better),…

Novelette Announcement 2024: Part 1

Sean MarkeyFeb 13, 2024
a flower on an antique book

We at Psychopomp are thrilled to announce that we’ll be publishing four original novelettes in 2024–one per quarter–as part of our goal to bring readers “otherworldly stories.” Today, we are…

Five Paintings of Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

Five Paintings of Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

The gruesome image of a young woman gazing at the severed head of the man she has condemned to death on a whim has sparked the imaginations of many artists…

Why Funerals Make Us Horny

Meg ElisonFeb 12, 2024
Why Funerals Make Us Horny

It’s not easy to talk about. It might seem ghoulish or macabre. It might even make you feel like you’re disrespecting the dead. But it’s not just you. A lot…

Death, Personified

Avra MargaritiFeb 9, 2024
a screen capture from The Masque of the Red Death (1964 film)

The majority of cultures around the world like to depict Death—also known as Thanatos, the Grim Reaper, Santa Muerte, the Horseman, the Angel of Death—as an anthropomorphized figure. A pattern…

Hauntings & Jinn in the Gulf

A.R. ArthurFeb 8, 2024
Hauntings & Jinn in the Gulf

Between Netflix and TikTok, the paranormal and bizarre occurrences that break the dull mundanity of everyday life have made it to the forefront of our collective consciousness. Most, bar one…

Chaos Trifecta #11: Places of Death

Ai JiangFeb 7, 2024
chaos trifecta

(CW: animal death) For this month’s piece, I’ve decided to do something a little different and focus on the places of death I’ve visited in 2023. Of course, death has…

Umbras, Jakes, and Junzas – a review of FINDING ECHOES

Maria HaskinsFeb 6, 2024
Umbras, Jakes, and Junzas – a review of FINDING ECHOES

Finding Echoes, a brand-new fantasy novella from writer Foz Meadows, is a story where death, grief, loss, and perseverance, are at the center of the tale. The story’s narrator is…

Arts and Crafts with the Human Corpse

Meg ElisonFeb 5, 2024
Arts and Crafts with the Human Corpse

The human body is 14% bone. Human bones have been used to construct chapels and places of worship, most notably sites like the Sedlec Ossuary a Catholic chapel in the…

28 SFFH Books We’re Looking Forward to in February 2024

Maria HaskinsJan 30, 2024
a collage of book covers

The Tainted Cup, by Robert Jackson Bennett To someone like me who is a sucker for mystery novels, Sherlock Holmes stories, and fantasy, this book, described as “fantasy with a…

Black Pineapple: Tropigoth Occasions Upon Which to Get Weird

Meg ElisonJan 29, 2024
Black Pineapple: Tropigoth Occasions Upon Which to Get Weird

In 1988, dusty old artgrump Tim Burton gave us the gift that is Beetlejuice: the ultimate vehicle for Michael Keaton’s unhinged antics and Winona Ryder’s moody wraith act. The planned…

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