Celebrating the Launch of ENTROPY. From Executive Editor Peter Tieryas Liu:
Janice Lee and I have been working on the idea of doing a literary magazine for the past year. It would be a fusing of influences, HTMLGiant conjoined with Kotaku, Millions, and all the other amazing magazines out there. We knew what he wanted; the orphans, the brilliant pieces on gaming, genre fiction, drama, movies, and more that have a hard time finding homes. We wanted conversational reviews, 1-sentence reviews, speculations on the heat death of the universe, epistemological inquiries into religion and ontology. We wanted to make people’s eyes supernova over 1000 words. I’ve sometimes read reviews on my FB feed of various things that are way more brilliant than stuff in the best of magazines and we wanted to give those pieces homes. So we’re starting a new site—scratch that—a new COMMUNITY of like-minded folks who want to share, discourse, laugh, cry, yell, weep, and debate. We’re starting Entropy. We love submissions. We love you. Lots of amazing folks already involved and too many more to list here. Don’t blink, take deep breaths, swim in lava, run across hurricanes, devour whales using toothpicks. Literary chaos unleashed.
And the site’s write up:
A new website featuring literary and related non-literary content. A website that loves and builds off models such as HTMLGIANT, Kotaku, The Lit Pub, Gawker, & The Rumpus. A website that seeks to engage with the literary community, that becomes its own community, and creates a space for literary and non-literary ideas. A website that seeks to cover topics such as video games, graphic novels, interactive literature, science fiction, fantasy, music, film, art, and other topics in addition to literary reviews, interviews, conversations, and articles on experimental literature, translation, small press practices, and performance.
Already, Janice Lee has an excellent review of Sisphyus, Outdone By Nathanaël. And Leif Haven offers “an ecocritical examination of apocalypse in literature, film, and other media.”
Visit, and bookmark, ENTROPY