🚀Happy Science Fiction Day!

Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992)

Science Fiction Day, January 2, is the date that was chosen to correspond with the official birth date of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, born January 2nd, 1920. Asimov was responsible for some incredible works of science fiction literature such as Nightfall and the Foundation Trilogy.   January 2, is also the birth date… Continue reading 🚀Happy Science Fiction Day!

APPEARANCE: Jason V Brock — Orycon, Fall 2015 as Editor GoH

Jason V Brock is an award-winning writer, editor, filmmaker, composer, and artist, and has been widely published online, in comic books, magazines, and anthologies, such as Innsmouth Nightmares, Disorders of Magnitude (Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Nonfiction; Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Finalist for Best Book), Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities (fiction/poetry collection), Fungi, Weird Fiction… Continue reading APPEARANCE: Jason V Brock — Orycon, Fall 2015 as Editor GoH

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Araya

      And lastly, we turn our attention to our Artist Spotlight, the amazing Samual Araya and his full cover art for A Darke Phantastique.   Samuel Araya is a professional illustrator. His work has appeared in a variety of media, from videogames, T-shirts, posters, and records, to cards and books, including two editions of the prestigious Spectrum: The… Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Samuel Araya

Final Ballot Announced for 2015 Bram Stoker Awards®

The Horror Writers Association has announced the final ballot for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards®.  We at Nameless Digest are absolutely thrilled to see our own Cycatrix Press anthology, A Darke Phantastique, among many other fine contenders, as well as editor Jason V Brock’s nonfiction book, Disorders of Magnitude (Rowman & Littlefield), and managing editor S. T. Joshi’s Lovecraft and… Continue reading Final Ballot Announced for 2015 Bram Stoker Awards®

Interview with Jason V Brock on Comics Grinder – JaSunni Productions, LLC

Interview with Jason V Brock on Comics Grinder  BY JASUNNI FEBRUARY 18, 2015 INTERVIEWS Check out this very well-done interview with Jason V Brock by Henry Chamberlain over at Comics Grinder. http://comicsgrinder.com/2015/02/17/interview-jason-v-brock-and-the-world-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/     Related articles Preliminary Ballet Announced for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards The Pomegranate Architect

Preliminary Ballot Announced for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards®

The Horror Writers Association has announced the preliminary ballot for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards®.  We at Nameless Digest are proud to see our own Cycatrix Press anthology, A Darke Phantastique, among many other fine contenders, as well as editor Jason V Brock’s nonfiction book, Disorders of Magnitude (Rowman & Littlefield), and managing editor S. T. Joshi’s Lovecraft… Continue reading Preliminary Ballot Announced for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards®

March 22: LA Paperback Show

Join Nameless Digest editor Jason V Brock, and contributors William F. Nolan, Cody Goodfellow, Stephen Woodworth, and other notable authors and artists for the 36th annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show.   Sunday March 22, 2015, 9:00am to 4:00pm Glendale Civic Center Guest signing schedule can be found at: http://www.la-vintage-paperback-show.com/schedule.html

SIGNING: Oct. 25 – Horrorcon comes to Book Bin East (Salem, OR)

On Saturday October 25th at 7pm( just in time for Halloween ) horror writers from all over will be descending upon Salem for the great event of Horrorcon.

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

by Anne Serling

May 2013

Citadel Press Books

285 pages; hardcover; $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-8065-3615-6

 

My Dad as I Knew HimWith the death of the brilliant Columbian writer Gabriel García Márquez, the recent sharp loss of storytellers in the post-modern era zooms into focus: Just as Bradbury, Matheson, and Márquez, Serling was one of those rare talents able to transmogrify the ordinary into the sublime, the mundane into the magical. Of course, enamored as we are by their gifts—and as unwittingly influenced by their insights as we doubtless become—it is sometimes hard to believe that there was once a world before they came along… Collectively, we are always shocked when the reality of their death brings home to us the fact that they are, after all, human, with all of the fragility, dignity, embarrassment, beauty, horror and other emotions that appellation implies.

In her poignant memoir/tribute to her late father, Anne Serling brings this sense of loss home in a very powerful, personal way. Demonstrating the old adage that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” we are shown through her moving and lyrical prose what we have always suspected about the dapper man in the suit with the clipped voice from the original Twilight Zone series—that not only was he a superlative talent, a giant of television with a big heart and social conscience, but also a loving husband, caring parent, and deeply introspective soul.

Some of the most revealing aspects of the book are her intimate revelations from Serling’s letters home to his parent during his time in the Pacific Theater in World War II. In these, there is little evidence of the talent or drive that would come bursting out of him through the new medium of television in just a few short years.

Throughout the book, readers are treated to a generous number of family photos and images of the letters penned by Serling as a young man. These underscore the wistful nature, as well as the playful side, of Serling, allowing one to consider not only his artistic legacy in a new context, but the very personal nature of Ms. Serling’s memoir. This is a book about an artistic genius, yes, part biography, part tribute, part historical overview, but, in addition, it is an “autobiographical biography” replete with stirring reflections, thoughtful reminiscences, and soul-baring grief. This is also catharsis for a devoted daughter who venerated a kind, loving father, and who has been able to harness her obvious literary skills and sharp critical insights into a lasting testimony that reaches far beyond celebrity and enters itself into another dimension.

Highest recommendation.

 

 

MAJOR SIGNING EVENT 11-6: A Darke Phantastique release at Mystery and Imagination in Glendale, CA

Editor Jason V. Brock compares his 700-page collection Dark Phantastique: Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things with other towering works — Dangerous Visions in sf and Dark Forces in horror. William F. Nolan, a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achivement Award winner agrees: “The excellence of this important contribution to genre literature CANNOT be overstated…… Continue reading MAJOR SIGNING EVENT 11-6: A Darke Phantastique release at Mystery and Imagination in Glendale, CA