In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Molly Tanzer and Michael Griffin, plus News from The Weird with Justin Steele. The readings were recorded on Saturday April 18, 2020, and News from The Weird was recorded Friday April 17, 2020.
In the premiere of The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series, Molly Tanzer (0:02:20) and Michael Griffin (0:29:50) offer their tips for surviving social distancing, writing, and book promotion in a stalled world and their quarantine reading recommendations, plus read from their new books: Creatures of Charm and Hunger, the third and final installment in Molly’s The Diabolist’s Library trilogy (John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; order here)(0:16:26), and Armageddon House, Mike’s latest novella from Undertow Publications (0:37:45). The episode closes with a new installment of News from The Weird by Justin Steele (1:02:37) spotlighting recent and upcoming 2020 publications, plus some spoiler-free appreciation of the now-streaming Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space and artist Liv Rainey-Smith, whose woodcut work is featured on T-shirts in the movie. See Additional Links below for direct links to order mentioned titles. Browse and support The Outer Dark Symposium Indiegogo campaign here.
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the only annual conference centered around contemporary Weird fiction. Health-safety allowing, the fourth annual symposium will be held August 14-15, 2020 at Silver Scream FX Lab and Hotel Indigo-College Park. Find out more at TheOuterDark.org.
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A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Weird Dream Society, edited by Julie C. Day (benefiting RAICES)
Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele
Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White
Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker
Music: Michael Griffin