After Midnight is as dark as it gets. 

Whether thanks to an overnight college radio shift or cable pumping flickering videos into TVs across America, the music of the alternative era was the soundtrack to our lives, and sometimes our deaths. 

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Dark Fiction Inspired by the Alternative Era

“Generation X is the cynical generation of dark romantics”

Nick MamatasEditor- 120 Murders

Edited by Nick Mamatas

120 Murders, developed by Mamatas, allows writers to focus on the music of their generations while constructing a mystery, crime, noir, gothic, or horror story inspired by the song of their choice. 120 Murders will run about 80,000 words.

“Generation X is the cynical generation of dark romantics,” says Nick Mamatas. “We love dark fiction. Our idea was to create something unique while paying tribute to the songs, bands, and lyrics of this generation. 120 Murders is an anthology of power chord crimes and keyboard horrors—the best noir, dark fantasy, and transgressive fiction from writers inspired by grunge, goth, ska, synthpop, and every eclectic sound of the alternative era.”

Contracted contributors include Josh Malerman, a novelist, short story writer, film producer, and one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung. He is best known for writing his post-apocalyptic novel Bird Box. Cara Hoffman, author of the feminist classic So Much Pretty, which sparked a national dialogue on violence and retribution, brings us a haunting story of loss entitled “How Soon is Now?” Underground sensation Jeff Chon, author of Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun, channels the vibe of classic black and white music videos and jangle pop with “Equations for a Falling Body.” Guardian First Book Award and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nominee Elena Mauli Shapiro delivers us to Ground Zero in her hard-rock inflected “Never Forget.”  Many more authors, from indie darlings to best-sellers, will be announced!