TIH 260: Steve Rasnic Tem on Secret Realities, City Fishing, and Early Life Lessons

TIH 260 Steve Rasnic Tem on Secret Realities, City Fishing, and Early Life Lessons

In this podcast Steve Rasnic Tem talks about secret realities, ‘City Fishing’, early life lessons, and much more.

About Steve Rasnic Tem

Steve Rasnic Tem’s collaborative novella with his late wife Melanie Tem, The Man On The Ceiling, won the World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild awards in 2001. He has also won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, and British Fantasy Awards for his solo work. His recent novel UBO (Solaris, January 2017) is a dark science fictional tale about violence and its origins, featuring such historical viewpoint characters as Jack the Ripper, Stalin, and Heinrich Himmler. Steve’s novel Blood Kin(Solaris, March 2014), won the 2014 Bram Stoker Award. His previous novels are Deadfall Hotel (Solaris, 2012), The Man On The Ceiling (Wizards of the Coast Discoveries, 2008, written with Melanie Tem as an expansion of their novella), The Book of Days(Subterranean, 2002), Daughters (Grand Central, 2001, also written with Melanie Tem), and Excavation(Avon, 1987). A handbook on writing, Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Fiction, also written with Melanie, appeared in 2017 from Apex Books.

Show notes

  • [03:40] Early life lessons
  • [13:10] St Alban’s Sanatorium lessons
  • [21:20] Writing about secret realities
  • [27:25] Religion on childhood
  • [43:30] The two movies Steve walked out of
  • [49:10] Best films seen in the last year
  • [55:20] Impact of first professional sale ‘City Fishing’ to New Terrors
  • [59:30] Writers Steve read after City Fishing

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