Contained within this anthology are dark stories and works of art that explore the shadow side of reality. They are disturbed works that journey hopelessly through the downtrodden fringes of society, across the deepest reaches of space, and into the darkest, most troubled corners of the mind. Enter if you must, but beware.
The inaugural issue of Dark Matter Magazine boasts eight original dark science fiction stories, one story in the original Spanish, one reprint story by a comic book star, an essay on the state of modern scientific ethics, three art features, and two dozen illustrations in full color and black and white.
"Faulty Worker Process" by Derrick Boden
"The Past and Future Lives of Test Subjects" by Octavia Cade
"Bodhisattva From Bit" by Andy Dudak
"Tripping Through Time" by Rich Larson
"Evrim's Children" by Ray Nayler
"Finishers" by Christi Nogle
"A Bolt of Lightning" by Malena Salazar Maciá, translated by Toshiya Kamei
"La Corte de los Relámpagos" by Malena Salazar Maciá
"The Extermination Device of the Blacksmith" by Solomon Uhiara
With a reprint story by Sloane Leong: "A Billion Bodies More"
Essay by Octavia Cade: "The Past and Future Lives of Scientists"
Original cover art by Richard Wagner
And interior art by Miguel Aguilar, Arula Ratnakar, and André Vieira Auer