One sub-species that got left out of my GOTH IS [NOT] DEAD series is my own favourite mash-up genre, Gothic Weird. You can find my (not comprehensive) list of Gothic sub-genres here. Weird Fiction was, as far as Lovecraft was concerned, pioneered by Edgar Allan Poe, and is a term that is used to describe… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: What is Gothic Weird Fiction?
Guest Post: Clementine Wells Miss Clementine Wells was alive [or, as she prefers, a member of the Ante-dead community] for twenty-two years and has been dead since 1793. She prefers the term 'Revenant'.1 This is a type of undead which does not require the blood of the living, but is known for its violent rages.… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion
Congrats again on your big move! The neighbours at No. 7 are, as you suspected, just like you, and you know that you'll fit in here just fine. How lovely it is to be with your own Kith and Kin again, after hiding your true nature for so long! Well, admittedly, you still have to… Continue reading So You’ve Moved To Pagham-on-Sea: Getting Medical Help
I'm taking a short break from my Goth posts to blog about my own work, and read a few more modern Gothic fic stories that I can review in the Goth is [not] dead series. So, without further ado, here's a few fun things about Pagham-on-Sea where my contemporary novels are set! N. B.: Pagham… Continue reading So You’re Moving To Pagham-on-Sea: Doing the Groundwork
While darkness and isolation are themes that pervade the setting and characterisation, corruption is arguably a meatier concept that nestles at the heart of what many authors want to say in this genre. Corruption can on the surface simply be part of the grotesque, with signs and symbols of physical decay building on/adding to this… Continue reading Goth is (not) Dead: Corruption