Midian Unmade

At Last, the Night Has a Hero

Written by Joseph Nassise “At last, the night has a hero.” That was the subtitle given to the short novel, “Cabal,” by horror fantasist Clive Barker when it was first published in 1988 and I have to admit, it’s pretty catchy. Rather cool, too, in some indefinable way. But then again, the whole book is…

November #TorChat Lineup Revealed

This month, #TorChat focuses on the importance of setting, from real world places to imaginary spaces. Joining us on November 14th from 4 to 5 PM EST are Suzanne Johnson, Felix Gilman, and Joseph Nassise, to talk about the richly developed worlds they’ve populated in their books! Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the…

King of the Dead

The Care and Feeding of a Villain

Written by Joseph Nassise I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of psychopomps; those creatures, spirits, or deities that show up in many myths and religions, whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls to the afterlife, and while looking for a villain for the sequel to Eyes to See, I decided to dig into…

Ghost Collection Sweepstakes

Sign up for the Tor/Forge Newsletter for a chance to win the following collection: About our newsletter: Every issue of Tor’s monthly email newsletter features original writing by, and interviews with, Tor authors and editors about upcoming new titles from all Tor and Forge imprints. In addition, we occasionally send out “special edition” newsletters to…

Eyes to See

Characters We Love To Hate

By Joseph Nassise Captain Ahab.  Gollum.  Holden Caulfield.  Professor Moriarty.  Literature is full of characters that we just love to hate.  Characters that infuriate us, that cause us to rant and rave, that have us cheering on the opposition even when they are the villains of the story.   The types of characters that get under…