Dark Discoveries

Aaron J. French came on board the Dark Discoveries editorial team in 2012, working for then editor-in-chief James R. Beach, around the time the magazine was purchased by JournalStone Publishing. In 2013, Beach left the magazine to pursue other projects, and French stepped up as editor-in-chief and has been fulfilling that role ever since. Under French’s guidance, the magazine has been transformed into a highly professional publication that explores interesting and important themes, such as transhumanism, the occult, secret societies, and dark mysteries. Dark Discoveries has also become a premier venue for the most talented authors in the field of speculative fiction to display their original work, as DD ceased publishing reprints in 2013. Since that time the magazine has featured brand new fiction from Douglas Clegg, Brian Evenson, Tom Piccirilli, Laird Barron, Donald Tyson, John Shirley, Glen Hirshberg, Storm Constantine, Scott Edelman, Ray Garton, Cecilia Tan, Lisa Tuttle, Gregory Benford, Paul Di Filippo, Rebecca Cantrell, and Graham Hancock, with several being selected for Best of the Year collections.

 

Dark Discoveries – #37 Supernaturalism

All new Fiction by: Paul Tremblay, Reggie Oliver, Brian Lumley, Bracken MacLeod, Barbie Wilde and Molly Tanzer. Interviews with: Paul Tremblay, Peter Levenda, Ellen Datlow and more! Articles on: Fantasia Film Festival Reviews by Nancy Kilpatrick, Get out your Violin by Peter Levenda and Featured Film Reviews by Colleen Wanglund. Columns from Laird Barron, Robert Morrish, Donald Tyson, Brett J. Taleey and Richard Dansky!

 

 

 

 

Dark Discoveries – #36 Radical Spirit

All new Fiction by: Nisi Shawl, Lauren Beukes, Nancy Palmer, Kathryn Ptacek, R.A. MacAvoy and Christopher Golden. Interviews with: Christopher Golden, Richard Smoley, Philip Fracassi, and more! Articles on: The Subtle Spaces of Heresy by Craig Williams, and Featured Film Reviews by Colleen Wanglund. Columns from Mike Davis, Laird Barron, Robert Morrish, Donald Tyson and Richard Dansky! Dark Poetry: Michael Collings

 

 

 

Dark Discoveries – #35 Apocalypse

All new Fiction by: Ann Christy, Nick Mamatas, Kane Gilmour, A. Scott Glancy, Angela Slatter and Gary Raisor Interviews with: Joe Hill, A. Scott Glancy, Jeremy Robison, Kane Gilmour and more. Articles on: Words from the Wise: John Shirley, Nick Antosca, and Geoff Brown by Chris Kelso and Writing Conflict: A Lament with Lisa L. Hannett by Aaron J. French. Columns from Mike Davis, Laird Barron, Robert Morrish, Donald Tyson and Richard Dansky! Dark Poetry: Bryan Thao Worra

 

 

 

 

Dark Discoveries – #34 Vampyre

All new Fiction by: Darren Speegle, Gene O’Neill, Mercedes M. Yardley, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Nicholas Kaufmann and Gary Raisor. Interviews with: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, S. P. Somtow, Ken Hite and Justin Achilli. Articles on: “Stephen King’s IT: A Conjuration of Childhood Fears” by Aaron J. French, “A Tribute to Tom Reamy and “The Vampires of New England” by K.H. Vaughn and “Dark Poetry” by Linda Addison. Columns from Mike Davis, Laird Barron, Robert Morrish, Donald Tyson and Richard Dansky!

 

 

 

Dark Discoveries – #33 Bizarro

All new Fiction by: Cameron Price, John Palisano, Max Booth III, MP Johnson, Mary A. Turzillo and Shane McKenzie. Interviews with: Laird Barron, Hal Duncan and Thom Metzger. Articles on: “Bizarro Punk” by David Agranoff, “Bizarro World Got Me Dirty and Wet” by L. Andrew Cooper, “Coffee – Bootlegging – Labyrinths” by Aaron J. French and Bizarro Comic by Phil Differ and Gavin Boyle. Columns from Mike Davis, Laird Barron, Robert Morrish, Donald Tyson and Richard Dansky!

 

 

 

Dark Discoveries – #32 Occult Dark Fiction

All new Fiction by: Rebecca Cantrell, Mark Valentine, Damien Angelica Walters, Ronald Malfi and Jonathan L. Howard. Interviews with Graham Hancock and a decedent of C. M. Eddy, Jr. Articles on “Weird Fictionist & Esotericist Arthur Machen” by Mark Valentine,” and “A.E. Waite and Charles Williams: A Magical Relationship” by Aaron J. French. Columns from Yvonne Navarro, Richard Dansky, Robert Morrish, Michael R. Collings, Donald Tyson and so much more!

 

 

 

Dark Discoveries – #31 Transhuman

All new Fiction by:  Lisa Tuttle, Gregory Benford, Paul Di Filippo, R.B. Payne, John Shirley and John C. Wright. Interviews with: Paul Di Filippo, Nelli Kowalik and David Brin. Articles on: “A Conversation with Paul Di Filippo,” “The World of Neil Clarke,” “The Future Event of Global Transcendence,” “Hubbard, Parsons, and Scientology,” and “World Horror Convention 2015 Wrap-Up.” Columns from Yvonne Navarro, Richard Dansky, Robert Morrish, Michael R. Collings, Donald Tyson and so much more!

 

 

 

 30Dark Discoveries – #30 Sinister Appetites 

All new Fiction by: Storm Constantine, Scott Edelman, Ray Garton, John Everson, D. Harlan Wilson, Erinn L. Kemper and Cecilia Tan. Interviews with: Cecilia Tan, Del Howison and Joseph Nassise/ Articles on:  “Fear, Desire, and the stories of Robert Aickman” by Lawrence C. Connolly, “Inner Demons: Desire and Conflict in Horror,” and “Driving into the Sun SHRIEKFEST 2014” by John Palisano. Columns from Gary Braunbeck, Yvonne Navarro, Richard Dansky, Robert Morrish, Michael R. Collings, Donald Tyson and so much more!

 

 

 

29Dark Discoveries – #29 Secret Societies

Esoteric Introduction by Mark Booth. All new Fiction by: Laird Barron, Donald Tyson, John Shirley, Simon R. Green, Simon Strantzas, Glen Hirshberg. Interviews with: Adam Chamberlain & Brian A. Dixon, Glen Hirshberg, Donald Tyson. Articles on: “The Secret History of King Arthur” by Mark Booth, “Through the Darkest Lens: Conspiracy Theory in Fiction and Culture” by K. H. Vaughan, “An Unreading: Notes on a Narrative of Failure” by D. Harlan Wilson.

 

 

 

 27Dark Discoveries – #27 Dark Mystery

All new Fiction by: Douglas Clegg, Brian Evenson, Maurice Broaddus, John R. Little, Bentley Little, Tom Piccirilli. Interviews with: Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Sackett, and Tom Piccirilli. Articles on: “The Italian Connection: Crime Films of the 1970s” by James R. Beach, “Nightmare on Main Street: The Mad Slasher Pulps” by Frank M. Robinson & Lawrence Davidson, “Hannibal Lecter’s Reign of Terror” by Aaron J. French. Columns from Jonathan Maberry, Yvonne Navarro, Richard Dansky, Robert Morrish and so much more!

 

 

 

 25Dark Discoveries – #25 Femme Fatale

All new Fiction by: Rhodi Hawk, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Chris Marrs, Elizabeth Massie and Yvonne Navarro. Brand new Interviews with: Asia Argento, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Charlaine Harris, Leah Jung and Lynn Lowry. Articles on: The Giallo Girls and Hammer’s Karnstein Trilogy; Columns by: Yvonne Navarro, Richard Dansky, Robert Morrish, Jonathan Maberry and others; Richard Matheson Tributes, Reviews and more!