Prachya Review, April 2018
Horace Walpole established Gothic literature when he wrote his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto in 1764. The genre focused on ruin, decay, terror, death and chaos. Gothic literature is important for introducing the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the works of Stephen King, and many more. Today’s culture has a growing fascination for horror, terror, the supernatural, vampires, werewolves and zombies.
Fantasy has played a crucial role in story telling from its beginning. Noted authors of the 20th century, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S Lewis and J.K. Rowling still live on today in the 21st century.
Our world is one that runs on technology; without technology where would we be? Sci-fi is credited to foreshadowing our future. Technology that was once thought impossible exist today. From tablets, mobile phones, cashless payments, autonomous cars and more, the sky is the limit. If you can dream it you can do it.
So Prachya Review invited writers, poets, and artists to explore more from these special genres in stories and poems along with artworks. They leaned into darkness, and mesmerized us with the horror they created in their works.