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Ideomancer!

http://ideomancer.com/ 

Editor/Publisher: Chris Clarke

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Nonfiction

Description:

Folks who tell stories are often stranger than fiction. A few sketches, among many, by way of illustration:

On a late afternoon in 1970, Yukio Mishima, one of Japan's greatest storytellers, scratched the last character on the last page of his last book then serenely disemboweled himself. He often mentioned his "heart's leaning toward Death and Night and Blood," so no one paying attention was particularly surprised.

Leo Tolstoy fell into a religious delirium, handed his fortune over to his wife, announced that he would ever after live under her as a peasant then died in a wintry railroad station after quarreling with her.

At thirty-four, Marcel Proust closed the door of a soundproof room, spent his remaining years in utter isolation writing Remembrance of Things Past then passed into history himself.

Ambrose Bierce went off to Mexico in search of "the good, kind darkness" and was never heard from again.

What does all this gloom and strangeness have to do with Ideomancer? What does all this tell you About Us? We want, in some small way, to illumine the geography of the imagination. We want to grope about for its borders, its elevations and contours. We'll do this by sharing the jewels we stumble across along the way, tossing these beacons up into the digital firmament, the better to see each other by. As the writers mentioned above knew far too well, the void is vast and cold. But look up. Here are a few more glimmers holding back the night.

 

Table of Contents Updated on: 01/03/02

 

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