Under the Bright and Hollow Sky

Among the highlights … Under the Bright and Hollow Sky posits the existence of a great lost horror author named Cranston Alderton who may have been in touch with terrors that rivalled Lovecraft’s … It is fun to note the real-life figures he gets to reference along the way. — Adam-Troy Castro, SciFi.com.

For the first time in seven years, Edinburgh writer Andrew J. Wilson and his very special guests gather for a live performance of his postmodern tale of terror, Under the Bright and Hollow Sky. Originally published in the critically acclaimed international anthology, Gathering the Bones, this isn't your everyday nightmare — it’s a chilling vision of pulp fiction becoming awful reality and real life imitating decadent art.

Andrew J. Wilson’s short stories have been published all over the world, sometimes in the most unlikely places. He has also written two plays, both of which have been performed at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. With Neil Williamson, he co-edited the award-nominated anthology Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction.

Do you know the bookworm theory? Alderton swore by it and he was the one who came up with it. The egg is an idea planted in the writer's head. It hatches and produces a larva that takes the form of a text. This worms its way into the reader's head and forms a chrysalis, and when the time is right, a black and dreadful butterfly is born…

A special one-off show for Underword.

Tuesday 18th August, 7.50pm–8.40pm.