The Black Cat, No. 7, April 1896

Welcome to the 7th issue of The Black Cat and the Black Cat Project! This issue felt a little light even though it contained six stories and was about the same overall length as other issues. Maybe it was because all the stories were roughly the same length without one longer story. This was also … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 7, April 1896

The Black Cat, No. 4, January 1896

Welcome to the fourth issue of The Black Cat and the Black Cat Project! Alas, there was a problem with the January issue. It was missing a few pages! Stories "In Solomon's Caverns" by Charles Edward Barns Charles Edward Barns had his first appearance in issue one with "In a Tiger Trap." "In Solomon's Caverns" … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 4, January 1896

The Black Cat, No. 3, December 1895

Welcome to the third issue of The Black Cat and the Black Cat Project! Stories "The Great Star Ruby" by Barnes Macgreggor A group gathered late in the evening of the Melbourne Cup discuss the days events, including the opening of the opera house and the woman with the ruby headdress who caused quite a … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 3, December 1895

The Black Cat, No. 2, November 1895

Welcome to the second issue of The Black Cat and the Black Cat Project! While this issue weighed in with the same number of pages, fifty, it was a story lighter and all together felt shorter. Also, the stories didn't feel as strong. Here's to hoping that issue no. 3 is a return to form. … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 2, November 1895

The Black Cat, No. 1, October 1895

Welcome to the first issue of The Black Cat and the first post of the Black Cat Project! Something that I find interesting about 19th and early 20th century fiction magazines is that most of them were not "niche." While there were plenty of specialized nonfiction periodicals, genre magazines don't seem to gain traction until … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 1, October 1895

Review ~ Frankenstein Dreams

Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Science Fiction edited by Michael Sims Long before 1984, Star Wars, or The Hunger Games, Victorian authors imagined a future where new science and technologies reshaped the world and universe they knew. The great themes of modern science fiction showed up surprisingly early: space and time travel, dystopian … Continue reading Review ~ Frankenstein Dreams

Review ~ The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Seven

This book was provided to me by Night Shade Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven edited by Ellen Datlow   For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has … Continue reading Review ~ The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Seven