What is North of Reality?

North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each piece can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology.


Who writes all of this?

Uel Aramchek is the site's sole author.


How can I subscribe?

The most common ways are emailtumblr and Twitter. For RSS readers, I recommend using this page.


Why are the pieces so short? I feel like X could have been much longer.

It could have been longer, but then it is far less likely that you would have read it. That, and if I spent more time on each individual idea, I wouldn't be able to produce as many. My goal is to create a space for a wide exploration of topics, rather than an in-depth study of a handful.

I do occasionally revisit older works and expand upon them, however. When I do this, I include the original text in the comments.


What do you call this genre?

Weird fiction? Speculative fiction? Magical realism? Whatever feels right. Every piece is different.


Can I make something based on or inspired by your work?

Of course! I'd love to see it when you're done.


Can I use this in my role-playing campaign?

Definitely. Tell me how it goes!


Do you have any writing in print?

There is a book in the works- a project called Hexward. Beyond that, it takes some hunting to find my other work. It's out there in a few zines and podcasts.


Why not pursue traditional publishing for North of Reality?

I do plan to pursue traditional publication for other endeavors, but I like having this space to myself.


Do you need an editor?

It would be nice to have one, but I'm not looking at this time. Like many independent online publications, this is a one-person operation, and there isn't room for two. Not yet, anyway.


What are some of your influences? Do you have any book recommendations?

Here's a few:

VALIS, by Philip K Dick

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami

Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino

Pataphysical Essays, by Rene Daumal

The Book of Imaginary Beings, by Jorge Luis Borges

Vurt, by Jeff Noon

Cyclonopedia, by Reza Negarestani

The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut

House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Red Book, by Carl Jung

Codex Seraphinianus, by Luigi Serafini

Hyperobjects, by Timothy Morton

The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow

The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison

Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis

Synergetics, by Buckminster Fuller

Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle (inspired the secret fiction)


What did you use to make the website?



Where did you get the logo?

This site's logo was made by Devine Lu Linvega, and the banner image was made by Will F. Brennan.