The 85th anniversary issue of Weird Tales features our big list of “The 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years.” We’re breaking it down online, too: one honoree per day, in no particular order, for 85 days!
Let’s face it: math isn’t just confounding and painful for many of us word nerds — it’s downright weird. Nobody captured the weirdness of geometry and spacetime more viscerally, or rendered it more fantastically, than M.C. ESCHER (1898–1972). He took abstract notions of physical transformation and made them real places to see, touch and get lost in, complete with dimensionally transcendent staircases. But what lurks just beyond the walls? In Escher’s worlds, what he left out is brain food of the weirdest kind.