Ever heard of the New Weird literary movement in genre fiction? I’m embarrassed to admit I hadn’t either until Therese pointed out that Hal Duncan, one of our first interviews, is considered one of the titans of New Weird (apparently, according to the linked Wikipedia entry, the movement’s already over [eyeroll] ). I wanted to interview Hal because his debut novel VELLUM completely knocked my socks off. VELLUM was strange and compelling and completely mental in the best way possible.
Despite the fact that the New Weird literary “movement” is supposedly over, across the pond there’s still a lively debate about how genre fiction is the new realm of literary exploration, and that sci-fi and fantasy fic offer the most malleable edges for writers to turn it loose: [Read more…]