The Nightmare Factory’s Missing Links for March 2015

Tonight is the night that The Nightmare Factory Book Club dons our black robes, straps on our sacrificial knives, and gathers together in the BookPeople cafe to celebrate the unholy ritual of discussing Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. To prepare ourselves, The Nightmare Factory has scoured the non-euclidean corners of the internet and found … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory’s Missing Links for March 2015

Neal Stephenson’s ‘Reamde’ & the Course of Speculative Fiction (Or, Joes Goes to Casino El Camino, Brings Pen)

~Post by Joe T. With the release of Neal Stephenson's Reamde (pronounced, I'm pretty sure, as "Read Me"), I've noticed a certain trend amongst the speculative fiction writers I've grown to enjoy the most:  a preoccupation with World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer online role playing games (or MMOs from this point onwards). These … Continue reading Neal Stephenson’s ‘Reamde’ & the Course of Speculative Fiction (Or, Joes Goes to Casino El Camino, Brings Pen)