In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Desirina Boskovich, author of Never Now Always. Also a mini-roundtable preview of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon (Oct. 6-8, Portland, OR) featuring Philip Gelatt (They Remain World Premiere), Gwen and Brian Callahan, and Justin Steele, plus reviews by Gabino Iglesias (LitReactor, Zero Saints) of They Remain and Desirina’s Never Now Always.
Author Desirina Boskovich joins Scott to talk about her novella Never Now Always (Broken Eye Books) released in June 2017, including the aggressive cover art by Jeremy Zerfoss, festering influences such as the movie Dark City and author Caitlin R. Kiernan, unreliable narrators versus unreliable reality, C.S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair, writing from a personal perspective, the absence of dogs in speculative fiction and their importance for humanity, child protagonists, cracks and fault lines where Weirdness is seeping into fiction and political reality, delusional narratives, and more. Desirina then treats listeners to her first reading of an excerpt from Never Now Always (0:57:24), and the discussion wraps (1:05:17) with the importance of breakfast, the novella in Weird fiction, what’s next for Desirina, as well as her recommended writers including Brian Evenson, M. John Harrison, and Megan Abbot.
News from The Weird
(01:22:33) The episode wraps with a mini-roundtable preview of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon (Oct. 6-8, Portland, OR) including the World Premiere of They Remain, based on the story by Laird Barron. Joining Scott are screenwriter/director Philip Gelatt, festival co-director Gwen and Brian Callahan, The Outer Dark co-host Justin Steele, and Gabino Iglesias (LitReactor, Zero Saints) with reviews of They Remain and Desirina’s Never Now Always.
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Host/Executive Producer: Scott Nicolay
Co-Host, News From the Weird: Justin Steele
Associate Producer/Show Notes: Anya Martin
Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker
Music: Michael Griffin