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Love, Death and Robots: Season 3

Love, Death and Robots: Season 3

A.R. ArthurJan 11, 202430 min read

Love, Death and Robots season three is more concise than season one and just one episode longer than season two. However, this season is just as punchy as previous seasons with a great emphasis on rich imagery and otherworldly stories…

Memento Mori, Memento Vivere

Memento Mori, Memento Vivere

Avra MargaritiJan 10, 202430 min read

If you’ve spent enough time on social media, you might have eventually discovered the weirder, goth-er, more macabre corners of each app, and the communities that mushroom there in the half-dark. For Tumblr in its heyday, the go-to hashtag used…

We Need a National Memorial for the Covid Dead

We Need a National Memorial for the Covid Dead

Meg ElisonJan 8, 202431 min read

There is only one American memorial to the victims of the Great Influenza epidemic of 1918, the so-called Spanish Flu. An estimated 675,000 Americans died over four years of brutally ebbing and flowing pandemic. Like the one we’re in now,…

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!

A Multitude of Multiverses

Tim PrattMay 30, 2023
A Multitude of Multiverses

Multiverses are having a moment—from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s recent excursions to Everything Everywhere All at Once to countless cartoons and video games and comics—and I couldn’t be happier about…

Eating Endings #3: Amma’s Kitchen

Ariel Marken JackMay 23, 2023
Eating Endings #3: Amma’s Kitchen

One of the things I think about instead of sleeping at night is this: There is, it seems, no end to the ways in which a person might be consumed.…

Chaos Trifecta #3: Death Note

Ai JiangMay 2, 2023
chaos trifecta

I’ve watched Death Note three times now, and I’m planning on a fourth, which I think is most fitting given the name of the show, its content and theme—along with…

Novella Announcement: Lovely Creatures, By KT Bryski

Sean MarkeyApr 24, 2023
Novella Announcement: Lovely Creatures, By KT Bryski

Eugie Award and Aurora Award finalist, playwright, and Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 contributor KT Bryski’s Lovely Creatures, a novella that transforms classic fairy tales into a traveling circus…

Novella Announcement: A Voice Calling, By Christopher Barzak

Sean MarkeyApr 18, 2023
Novella Announcement: A Voice Calling, By Christopher Barzak

A Voice Calling is an obsessive tale of a family haunted by a very terrible house. Psychopomp is excited to announce that we have acquired Christopher Barzak’s novella A Voice…

Eating Endings #2: The Honey Witch

Ariel Marken JackMar 23, 2023
Eating Endings #2: The Honey Witch

Something I find funny—both in the sense of something humorous and something curious—is how consistently it seems that horror stories about love turn to metaphors of consumption. I wonder what…

It Can’t Rain All The Time: The Crow and Masculinity

Jordan KurellaMar 13, 2023
It Can’t Rain All The Time: The Crow and Masculinity

Two movies released when I was eighteen years old. One was The Crow, and the other was Pulp Fiction. One changed my life; the other was by Quentin Tarantino. I…

Chaos Trifecta #2: On Guilt—Bound Feet, Helpmeet, Alice in Borderland

Ai JiangMar 2, 2023
chaos trifecta

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the ways guilt influences our actions, how it can drive us into irrationality, towards darkness, and sometimes, towards death. Like loss, guilt is something that…

Reimagining the Gothic

A.C. WiseFeb 21, 2023
Reimagining the Gothic

Gothic literature has long been associated with mist-covered moors, lonely manor houses, and women locked away for being “mad,” among other tropes. The past few years have seen a resurgence…

Eating Endings #1: Bonesoup

Ariel Marken JackFeb 17, 2023
Eating Endings #1: Bonesoup

I think a lot about how often stories represent food as an enticing imperilment. Consider the pomegranate seeds that require Persephone to remain in Hades half the year. Consider the…

Chaos Trifecta #1: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Ai JiangJan 19, 2023
chaos trifecta

I fell into Guillermo del Toro’s work the same way many have—after watching Pan’s Labyrinth—which, if you haven’t yet watched it, take this as my fervent persuasion and recommendation to…

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