Weird British Fiction with James Machin

The Ransom Center Magazine interviews James Machin about weird fiction in Britain. “Weird fiction is a subgenre of fiction that utilizes aspects of fantasy, horror, and supernatural fiction, while often featuring nontraditional alien monsters. Well-known weird fiction authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, and M.R. James, while Edgar Allan Poe is often considered a pioneer. Machin’s book documents how the genre evolved from Victorian literature and conventional Gothic horrors into something more unique and contemporary. Machin’s book focuses on the history of weird fiction and its cultural contexts before the well-known author H.P. Lovecraft.” (Thanks to a Gutter reader for sharing this interview with us!)

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