Monday, May 29, 2006


Rickard Berghorn, editor of the horror & fantasy magazine Minotauren, has been good enough to give me a column of my own. The first instalment of my writing under the heading Den klentrogne, "The Skeptic", is found in issue number 29 of Minotauren that reached subscribers today.

The piece treats H.P. Lovecraft's fear of the unknown, the absence of such fear in people who use alternative medicine, creationism, lie detectors, Chinese traditional medicine, Thomas Ligotti's short fiction and the first underground trial detonation of a nuclear charge in 1957, all in less than five pages. I'll put it on-line when the next issue appears; my column for that is already in the can.

Minotauren prints new and old short fiction and essays in Swedish, much of it translated by the editor, and also has review sections for books, magazines and movies. Jens Heimdahl is a regular contributor. This magazine caters unflinchingly to the horrific needs and cravings of all Scandinavia! I have never actually met its mysterious editor, although we live less than three kilometers apart. The unquiet waters of Lännerstasundet separate us.

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Anonymous Johan said...

So Minotauren will give us a steady dose of scepticism from now on?


30 May, 2006 17:19  
Blogger Martin said...

You can run, but you can't hide from the searing glare of Enlightenment. (-;

30 May, 2006 19:22  

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