Navigating the Bleeding Edge

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Having wandered through multiple careers, hobbies, and educational paths over five decades of life, Robert’s body of work has ranged from systems analysis, work a butcher, a baker, a professional educator, and published author. A regular speaker at PhilCon and other events, he’s been a force multiplier for community youth outreach.  Steam-Funk Studios senior creative staff, his insights helped shape both The Unconventional and The Living Multiverse punctuated by his dry pronouncement, “Boom.”

Articles

  • Navigating the Bleeding Edge—Series Conspectus

    Navigating the Bleeding Edge—Series Conspectus

    A journey into the lurid and ineffable borders of fiction, as a published New Weird author pokes at and explains the various heirs to the grand horror tradition. Navigate the mysterious mélange of not-quite mapped terrain comprising the strange children of Sci-Fi, Horror, and other genres and the tropes therein.

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  • Authors of the Amorphous: Brian Lumley’s Necroscope

    Authors of the Amorphous: Brian Lumley’s Necroscope

    Continuing our journey into the lurid and ineffable borders of fiction, this week we examine the works of Brian Lumley, a master of the “new weird form.” His Necroscope series and assorted other works are exemplars of the genre’s balancing act, blending, sci-fi, horror, and a fair amount of mystery and detective tropes together in a seamless weave.

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  • Collective Unconscious and The Fourth Wall

    Collective Unconscious and The Fourth Wall

    We return to our examinations on “The New Weird” while pondering the very basis of narrative. Do we tell stories? Or do they tell themselves through us? That’s the challenge known as “The Borgesian Conundrum”, a potent tool in a genre with prophecy, visions and congress with alien powers in its collective toolbox. Made all the more relevant by The SCP Foundations collective font of stories.

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