MICAH DEAN HICKS is the author of the story collection Electricity and Other Dreams—a book of dark fairy tales and bizarre fables that won the 2012 New American Fiction Prize. He is also the winner of the 2014 Calvino Prize judged by Robert Coover, the 2016 Arts and Letters Prize judged by Kate Christensen, and the 2015 Wabash Prize judged by Kelly Link. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of magazines ranging from the New York Times to Lightspeed to the Kenyon Review. Hicks teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Blurring the lines between detective story, horror and sci-fi, Hunters & Collectors is a mesmeric trip into the singular imagination of M. Suddain – a freewheeling talent whose poise, invention and sensational sentences have already earned him comparisons to Vonnegut, Pynchon and Douglas Adams.
This month, Mimi Mondal plays with a classic Bengali trope about ghosts in her new short story "Malotibala Printing Press." Remember being in school and writing bibliographies for your papers? Well, Nibedita Sen spins that academic exercise into true horror in her new short "Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island." We also have some nightmarish reprints by Micah Dean Hick ("The Deer Boy") and Philip Fracassi ("Fail-Safe"). Writer, podcaster, and all-around geek Aaron Duran brings us the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word." Of course we have author spotlights with our authors, and we also have a feature interview with Gabino Iglesias. Plus, our e-book readers will get a special e-book exclusive excerpt from Mary SanGiovanni's new novel, INTO THE ASYLUM.