“He’s a powerful new writer you may not have heard of, but one I think you’ll know better in the coming years. Without having any wish to start a new moment or movement, I’d call him kind of ‘Next Weird.’ His work is transgressive and hard-edged and yet sometimes also experimental, while the influences seem to be everything from, well, authors typified as New Weird to mainstream literary to graphic novels” – Jeff VanderMeer, Nebula award winning author of the Southern Reach trilogy
Alistair Rennie is author of the weird, sword and debauchery novel, BleakWarrior. He has published weird fantasy and horror fiction, essays and poetry in The New Weird anthology, Weird Tales magazine, Fabulous Whitby, Electric Velocipede, Mythic Delirium, Pevnost, Schlock Magazine, Horror Without Victims, Weird Fiction Review and Shadowed Realms.
He was born and grew up in the North of Scotland, has lived for ten years in Italy, and now lives in Edinburgh in the South of Scotland. He holds a first class Honours Degree in Literature from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Literature from the University of Edinburgh. He is a time-served Painter and Decorator and a veteran climber of numerous hills and mountains in the Western Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Italian Dolomites.
Aside from writing, he also specialises in creating retro-futuristic synthwave concept albums inspired by 1980s Horror/SF soundtracks, the music of John Carpenter, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, and pioneering 80s artists like Bauhaus, Japan, Tones on Tail, the Cure, the Virgin Prunes and Cabaret Voltaire. (See oscurozone.alistairrennie.com for more).
He is also a member of the dark arcane music project, MONGALIECH.