Dark Matter is a blog for literary speculative fiction. Speculative literature is about searching for meaning through the use of natural metaphor. It explores the natural world for new ways to create meaning from nothingness. It is a quantum Tao, a way of knowing that relies on no dogma or creed. It forms the quantum connection between human knowledge and the nature of the universe.
Dark Matter is an online journal for poetry, flash-fiction, essays, and musings about natural metaphor in all of its manifestations. Traditional natural metaphor comes from an appreciation of landscapes, ecology, and our connection to the world we see, hear, smell and touch. Modern science, however, has reached far beyond this traditional well of wisdom. Quantum mechanics, cosmology, evolution, relativity, string theory, and many other new discoveries and ideas, have opened up vast new areas for natural metaphor.
Dark Matter is a project of the Natural Science Department at the University of Houston - Downtown. The editors of Dark Matter will be faculty and students from both the Natural Science Department and the English Department at UHD. We are looking for fresh ideas and new ways of looking at the natural world for meaning and enlightenment. If you are interested in contributing to Dark Matter, send us an e-mail, or check out the submission guidelines. We look forward to publishing the best speculative literature on the web!
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."