Synopses & Reviews
"Eleven authors contributed stories on surveillance and secrecy for the third issue of Black Candies: A Journal of Literary Horror from the San Diego-based writers' collective So Say We All. But the book isn't just worth its words; the paranoia-inspiring art will also keep you up at night worrying about who's watching while you sleep." –Dave Maass, Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Black Candies has that wonderful sort of alchemy where the art and the stories are in perfect concert with one another, and the fiction is top notch to boot. It takes a truly skilled editor to curate such a consistently quality publication.And perhaps the best part of Black Candies is the gamut that “literary horror” covers. There are stories about men turning into deer and stories about suicidal selfies in this issue. There are all types of speculative fiction–from cynical splatter to magical realism—leaving something for everyone’s tastes." - Quincy Rhoads, Entropy.com
We're never alone. Paranoia has replaced privacy. Secrets are the new currency. The strangers who watched from the street now watch from within. For this issue of Black Candies, we found 11 smart, terrifying stories that explore the theme of "Surveillance" in explicit, implicit and abstract ways. These stories not only touch on the contradiction of the securities of our modern era, but unearth the deeper terror, paranoia, and anxiety that results.
Featuring fiction from: Angus McIntyre, Valerie E. Polichar, Julia Evans, Gabriela Santiago, Melissa Gutierrez, Berit Ellingsen, Jake Arky, Matt Lewis, Chris Curtis, Kevin Sampsell, Ron Gutierrez, and Wade Pavlick.