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Mark Pilkington

Mark Pilkington founded Strange Attractor in 2001 and the Press in 2004. He is the author of 'Mirage Men' (2010), which was made into a feature documentary film in 2013, and 'Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge' (2007). His writing has appeared in publications including Fortean Times (where he was a contributing editor) The Guardian, Frieze, Boing Boing, Sight and Sound, the Wire and various anthologies and catalogues. Mark is also half of the experimental synthesiser musical duo Teleplasmiste.

Titles by This Author

An Anthology of Hallucinatory Tales

An anthology of strange fiction and hallucinatory tales, The Moons At Your Door collects chilling stories by many innovators of the weird whilst drawing attention to little-known and shamefully underrepresented or forgotten scribes of the macabre.

The Moons At Your Door collects over 30 tales, both familiar and unknown from:

Titles by This Editor

After seven years of silence, the acclaimed Strange Attractor Journal returns with a characteristically eclectic collection of high weirdness from the margins of culture. Covering previously uncharted regions of history, anthropology, art, literature, architecture, science, and magic since 2004, each Journal has presented new and unprecedented research into areas that scholarship has all too often ignored.

Edited by Mark Pilkington

From Haiti and Hong Kong to the fourth dimension and beyond: discover the secrets of madness in animals; voodoo soul and dub music; ancient peacock deities; Chinese poisoning cults; the history of spider silk weaving; heathen mugwort magic; sentient lightning; Jesuit conspiracy theories; junkie explorers; Dali’s Atlantis; the resurgence of Pan (in London’s Crouch End); anarchist pirates on Madagascar; an ancient Greek Rip Van Winkle; French anatomical waxworks; Arthur Machen’s forgotten tales and the full text of Alan Moore’s unfinished John Dee opera.


Edited by Mark Pilkington

Contra Genesis – Catherine Eisner
Unusual cases of extra-genital conception, extra-uterine gestation, and other anomalous exits

Burmese Daze – Erik Davis
In which the author submits to the pleasures of a transgender spirit possession festival

Adventures in the Fourth Dimension – Mike Jay

A Victorian time machine and history’s first theme park ride

Ego in Exotica Sum – Ken Hollings
In memoriam Martin Denny, crown prince of the exotica sound

Edited by Mark Pilkington

My Travels with Münchausen Richard Burdett
In which the author deceives his friends on an adventure of the mind

Enter the Jaguar Mike Jay
Digging up the ancient psychedelic temple cults of Peru’s Chavínde Huantar

School for Shamans JasonLouv
Our intrepid young author braves Maoist rebels and astral collapse to learn the secrets of Nepalese sorcery

The Temple at the End of Time John Rowe
Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and its role in all our ends