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Magic, Memory, and Menace

Magic, Memory, and Menace

MARY RICKERT'S debut novel begins like a sequel to Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, then seems like it might become a feminized version of Peter Straub's Ghost Story, then for a m...

A Ceaseless Storm of Matter and Energy

A Ceaseless Storm of Matter and Energy

NEAR THE BEGINNING of Monica Byrne’s relentlessly kinetic debut novel, The Girl in the Road, her protagonist, Meena, comments that “some people are like superconductors … They have no resistanc...

Grocer’s Gothic

Grocer’s Gothic

IN 2004, British television station Channel 4 premiered a brilliant and bewildering meta-comedy series called Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. The show was framed as a lost classic, a hospital horror-dra...