New Gidney Fiction in FORBIDDEN FUTURES

Check out my illustrated flash piece Knaiveté in the magazine Forbidden Futures. It’s a cross between Jack Vance and Jean Genet…. Warning: the issue is only for mature (18+) audiences…..

FORBIDDEN FUTURES has never shied away from controversial subject matter, but for this special issue, we tack recklessly into the riptide of controversy, trawling for taboos to smash. And if you think there’s nothing left out there that needs smashing, step into our orifice.

An eeriness of weird fiction enthusiasts: The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019

The third annual Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird occurred last weekend. It was a confluence of readings, panels, and academic presentations all held in a special effects studio in Atlanta, under the watchful gaze of silicon monsters. Attendees came from all parts of the country, as far away as Hawaii. The readings spanned the entire cosmos of Weird Fiction, from the absurd to creepy to literary and all points in-between. The lively panels were full of passionate participants.

I have no idea where my own fiction fits in this constellation but it definitely has a home, embedded there amongst the other dark stars. In fact, I pitched A SPECTRAL HUE at last year’s symposium (check the acknowledgements of the book). Thanks to everyone who had a hand in organizing this event.

Till next year!

A few of the other attendees (Silver Scream FX Lab)