“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”

~ Philip K. Dick

Hope The Killer

Some are born into greatness. All others serve. Luuk Maru is like every other no-cred struggling to exist in the southern canal district of Sorgbjerg—a worker, a father, and a broken man yearning for just one more chance at life. What the hopelessness of his reality cannot provide, the drug Synth offers a temporary substitute, however fleeting. But perhaps the world he escapes to is not so far away as it seems.

Set in the popular universe of Sebastian Doubinsky’s “City State” series, this story was originally published as the lead piece in SILENCE IS WHITE, an anthology dedicated to the lauded Danish poet/author who continues to influence so many other speculative fiction authors, including Ted Fauster.

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A little George Carlin. A lot of PKD. Ten tons of heart. At a young age, the malleable mind of Ted Fauster was modified by aliens to perceive multiple realities. These weird stories are the result. 

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HOUSE OF WINDOWS | A book review by weird speculative fiction author Ted Fauster

HOUSE OF WINDOWS by John Langan A book review by weird speculative fiction author Ted Fauster I’m a sucker for a good haunted house story. HOUSE OF WINDOWS delivers. Here’s the thing: if you’re looking for a quick, jump-scare read then you can pass on this one. The language in this book is slow and …

THE WEIGHT OF MEMORIES | A short story review by weird speculative fiction writer Ted Fauster

“The Weight of Memories” by Cixin Liu A review by weird speculative fiction writer Ted Fauster This is a piece of short speculative fiction by Liu Cixin, whose name is also shown in publications as Cixin Liu. The original piece was written in Chinese and translated into English by Ken Liu. The Weight of Memories …

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