GRANFALLOON is named after a word invented by Kurt Vonnegut in Cat's Cradle. As described in the book, a GRANFALLOON is an example of a false karass. And according to Bokononism, the religion Vonnegut dreamed up for the novel, "No karass is without a wampeter...  just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree, a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail."


Well, our wampeter is the imagination! It's the hub around which GRANFALLOON revolves.

At GRANFALLOON, we celebrate authors and works that explore the imaginary. It goes without saying — the power of imagination is infinite. It flows from the writer into readers, stirring their imaginations in turn. This alchemy allows readers to transcend their own worlds and embrace new, previously unknown perspectives and possibilities.

At GRANFALLOON, we strive to feature works of speculative fiction, poetry, and art — imaginative, experimental stories set in far-flung, alien landscapes, fantasy realms, impossible universes, and parallel dimensions. Along the way, we present visions of the future that are both dark and bright, dystopian and utopian, disturbing and optimistic...


We thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy the journey! If you are an author and would like your work featured in our zine, please click here.

Image by Jonathan Formento

  “Round and round we spin, with feet of lead and wings of tin.” 

― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

A Speculative fiction ZINE