TOD 023 Sunny Moraine: Writing in the Time of Vivisection

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Sunny Moraine, author of Singing with All My Skin and Bone. Also an all-new News from the Weird featuring co-host Justin Steele!

Show Notes

Author Sunny Moraine joins Scott to talk about their debut collection Singing with All My Skin and Bone (Undertow Publications) including their first work, “Memento Mori” with editor Michael Kelly for Shadows and Tall Tales #2, their many-dimensional author voice, intimacy with the reader, their trajectory to Weird fiction via nonfiction and role-playing games, a dialogue with Donna Haraway (‘A Cyborg Manifesto’), The Body and Feminism, Heterotopia and Holocaust, struggling with writing spec- and Weird lit in Trump’s America, postmodern theory and an unknowable world, Gibson’s ‘Hinterlands’ and Pohl’s Gateway, the danger of intimacy, a reading of ‘All the Literati Keep An Imaginary Friend’ (00:52:57-0:59:44), a conversation of at least three people, ‘writing that doesn’t disappear’, consensual hallucination, so much passion for William Gibson, Mad Magazine font phobia, her story in Looming Low, forthcoming fiction, her serial horror podcast Gone, and her recommended writers including A.C. Wise, K.M. Szpara, and E. Catherine Tobler.

News from the Weird

(01:25:35) Justin Steele and Scott discuss the latest publishing news including the 2017 World Fantasy Awards, new Gamut, Test Patterns, and the return of Omni Magazine.

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Additional Links

Damien Angelica Walters

Uncanny Magazine

‘Heterotopian Choices: Samuel R. Delany’s Triton’ by Jo Walton (

Treblinka, Belzec, and Sobibor

‘The Long Walk and the Holocaust’

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudillard

Stories from the Borderland: ‘Hippie Hat Brain Parasite’ by William Gibson

Hinterlands animated series

‘In the Blind’ by Sunny Moraine (Clarkesworld)

Richard Siken

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara

Shimmer Magazine

Artist Jeffrey Alan Love

Grizzly (1976) Body Count (YouTube)

The Willows graphic novel by Nathan Carson & Sam Ford

‘Wayward Emu Tracked Down in Seaford’

Show Credits

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

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