Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse

We’ve long been saying how much of an inspiration John Martin is. It’s true, there’s a whole visual culture in film, art and design that owes a lot to him.

So it was great to hear that the smart folks at Pornokitsch, a leading (and safe for work!) blog about all things fantasy, mystery, horror and science fiction were putting together a story anthology inspired directly by the works from our show. A new generation of inspiration from John Martin!

Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse is made up of over a dozen original stories set at the end of the world, as imagined by science fiction and fantasy writers such as Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Lauren Beukes, Jonathan Oliver, Sophia McDougall and Chrysanthy Balis.

The collection is edited by Pornokitsch’s Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin, with a foreword by Tom Hunter, director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

I’m very excited to share an exclusive preview chapter from forthcoming anthology Pandemonium with you. It’s a cracker: The Architect of Hell

Let us know if you’ve been inspired by John Martin in your fiction, music, art or other creative endeavour – we love to hear that his influence is still going strong!

Posted on by Hannah Flynn
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About Hannah Flynn

Hannah Flynn is E-Learning Assistant for Tate and Co-Ordinator for the Great British Art Debate online. Her favourite British artist is John Martin.

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