One of the Creepiest Books We've Read in Ages Is Becoming a TV Series

We were utterly creeped out by the “insomnia epidemic” novel Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun. There have been other books and stories about a world where almost everybody suddenly can’t sleep recently—but Calhoun’s vision was especially horrific. So it’s great that this book is becoming a TV show. »9/22/15 2:15pm9/22/15 2:15pm


Karen Russell's Imaginary Nonprofit Saves The World But Costs Your Soul

There's been a wave of fiction about an insomnia epidemic, as if some collective anxiety is bubbling up. Most recently, Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon freaked us out. But Karen Russell's new novella "Sleep Donation" is still something pretty unique: a look at people in the nonprofit sector, struggling with insoluble… »4/18/14 7:37pm4/18/14 7:37pm

Black Moon's Insomnia Epidemic Is The Most Unsettling Apocalypse Of All

We're living in a golden age of apocalyptic books right now, with everybody from Margaret Atwood to Cormac McCarthy to Colson Whitehead telling apocalyptic tales. We've had a plague apocalypse, and an apocalypse where children's voices are toxic. But the insomnia plague in Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon is still… »3/31/14 7:30pm3/31/14 7:30pm