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Author Spotlight: Ian Futter

Next up, we have poet of the dark, Ian Futter. His poem “Him”, is a beautiful piece in A Darke Phantastique. I fell in love with death. He stopped my heart and stole my breath. With charming smiles of bone and eyes like caves that called me home.   And what […]

Author Spotlight: Jerry E. Airth

Jerry E. Airth offers “Promise to Nessie” as the next spolight contributor to A Darke Phantastique. It begins as follows: A heart-seizing cry rose from the lake, a wild, lost, lingering cry, born of desperation and fear and a great desire to be understood, to be private, to be free, to escape. It was a […]

Author Spotlight: J. C. Koch

Continuing with our spotlight on contributors to A Darke Phantastique, we come to J. C. Koch and her story “Outsiders”. The beginning is eerie: I have lived in darkness for so long. The memory of light is still with me. It floats in my mind, tantalizing, so close yet so far away. […]

Science-Fiction and Megadeath

There is a peculiar sub-genre of science-fiction that deals with the total destruction of all human life, and it is a subject whose books and films are legion. In stories ranging from When Worlds Collide to The Killing Star, Humanity has suffered that most dire of fates, its light going […]