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Science Fiction RebelsThe Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990$
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Mike Ashley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382608

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.001.0001

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The First Interlude: The Dark Corners

The First Interlude: The Dark Corners

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(p.92) 3 The First Interlude: The Dark Corners
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Science Fiction Rebels
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Mike Ashley

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DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.003.0003

Explores the reemergence of the horror fiction magazine following the success of writers like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, but now the emphasis was as much on the horrors of scientific development as they were the supernatural. As a consequence many of these magazines, notably TWILIGHT ZONE, NIGHT CRAY and THE HORROR SHOW were arguably as much sf magazines as horror. In the wake of cyberpunk the more extreme magazines created splatterpunk.

Keywords:   Horror fiction, Dark fantasy, Twilight Zone, Weird Tales, Splatterpunk, SF films and cinema, Stephen King, T.E.D. Klein

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