Joshua Wilson

Joshua Wilson is the editor and publisher of The Fabulist Words & Art.

Once in a Blue Moon: October 2020

By Joshua Wilson / October 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

There are two full moons this month. October 1 brought us the harvest moon, a haunted orange beauty peering down at us through the wildfire smoke that shrouds The Fabulist’s hometown of San Francisco. Halloween, October 31, will bring us a hunter’s moon, the second of the month, and therefore a blue moon — a […]

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Where There’s Smoke: September 2020

By Joshua Wilson / September 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

This Month:Editorial • Publishing Schedule • Open Call for Short Fiction Editorial: “Where There’s Smoke” Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer in America with barbecues and weekend sales at the mall. This summer, the smell of smoke at The Fabulist’s San Francisco headquarters is not from the backyard grill. Rather, it’s the choking […]

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Fantastical Fiction, Art and Social Change

By Joshua Wilson / June 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Science fiction and fantasy are powerful vehicles for social critique. But that better future we all dream about occasionally requires a little real-world midwifery.

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Ellen Klages on the ‘fantastic constructs’ of her magical San Francisco

By Joshua Wilson / May 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

[Ellen Klages has won her share of literary awards, but the biggest prize of all goes to the reader, who gets to explore the familiar, but distinct, worlds she creates. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since the 1970s, Klages paints a sparkling alternate vision of that city as literally magical in her World Fantasy […]

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What Poe can teach us about the pandemic

By Joshua Wilson / May 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

But Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious. When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his crenellated abbeys.— Edgar Allan Poe, “Masque of the […]

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David Tennant reads vampire stories, Michael Moorcock’s rock ‘n’ roll chaos

By Joshua Wilson / October 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Above: Edvard Munch, “Vampyr”) David Tennant reads vampire stories: Hallowe’en has come for you a little early with this special treat — great vampire fiction by Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Edith Wharton and other great authors, as read by one of the great contemporary interpreters of fantasy and science fiction roles on screens large and […]

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