Happy birthday to the multi-talented David Sandner, writer, editor, and fan of weird things

Author and editor David Sandner‘s poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous publications including Asimov’s Magazine of Science FictionWeird TalesRealms of FantasyPulphouseBaseball FantasticThe Mammoth Book of  Dark MagicThe Mammoth Book of Sorcerers’ Tales, and The Mammoth Book of Black Magic. A noted scholar, his book length award-nominated works on weird fiction number The Fantastic Sublime (1996), Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader (2004), Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831 (2011), and Philip K. Dick: Essays of the Here and Now (2020).

Alongside his frequent collaborator Jacob Weisman, Sandner edited the groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology THE TREASURY OF THE FANTASTIC (2001). The duo have also written several stories together including the acclaimed Mingus Fingers (2019). Sandner co-curated the Zines to the Future! exhibition (October-December 2020) for Cal State Fullerton and maintains The Frankenstein Meme, his ongoing scholarship on the literary influence of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Cover by Thomas Canty

Everyone at Tachyon wishes the freakishly tall David a happy and suitably weird birthday.