These Fantastic Worlds, Jake Jackson, dark Fantasy, jakejackson451

Dark Fantasy – Fiction, Art, Movies

From gothic art and fiction to modern writing, illustrators, artists and movies,  These Fantastic Worlds offers a dark and fascinating journey from William Blake to H.P. Lovecraft, Brockden Brown to Virgil Finlay, The Avengers to Pan’s Labyrinth with new short tales and art by host, Jake Jackson. Articles on Time, mythology, an sf and fantasy podcast (These Fantastic Worlds, weekly on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify) and a series of philosophical dialogues between three characters of my fiction, Hunter, Bain and Shi Xin, are also featured here, with some occasional thoughts on writing, editing and publishing.

These Fantastic Worlds

And there’s so much more to come, with the launch of my first fiction titles, Fibonacci Rising and Graveyard Planet, in 2021-22, more paintings, a new album and more dialogues. The next few years will see the unfolding of the fictional universe of These Fantastic Worlds which has dominated my creative life for the last 8 years and 7 books so far, juggling themes of fate vs determinism, notions of time, the ancient conflict of gods and darkness, and the confluence of memory, dreams and narrative.

Use the top menu to navigate categories in the article section, the Podcast menu to sift through the episodes of flash fiction, and the Fiction menu to some background and concepts.

In the meantime, here are some links to start: