Friday, January 11, 2013

The Universal Mind

Not sure if horror magazine The Universal Mind ever made it beyond Issue 1. It was put together in Rhos, Wrexham, in 1997, by Carl Thomas. It included stories by Welsh writers such as Rhys Hughes (A Horse Called Man), and Tim Lebbon (Meat). From over the border there were contributions from Nicholas Royle, Paul Pinn, Simon Clark and Ramsey Campbell. And from across the pond work by S Darnbrook Colson, Edward Lee, and a previously published interview with Poppy Z Brite. The magazine also included reviews. It was A4 in size, ran to 52 pages and retailed at a very reasonable £2.50. The striking cover art was by Virgil Vinlay.