TOD 067 Quarantine Readings: Molly Tanzer and Michael Griffin

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. 

Show Notes

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

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Additional Links

TOD 051 The Secret Life of Molly Tanzer

Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joe Pulver (Chaosium, 2015)

Molly Tanzer (and the Toad) are creative writing (Patreon)

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (TOR)

Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna (Penguin Random House)

Undertow Publications

A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

The Cuckoo Girls by Patricia Lillie (Trepidatio) – Publishers Weekly review

Hope Island by Tim Majors (Titan Books)

Unbecoming by Lesley Wheeler (Aqueduct Press)

Weird Dream Society, edited by Julie C. Day (benefiting RAICES)

Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People, ed. Scott Gable (Broken Eye Books)

Dim Shores Presents

Weird Fiction Review #10 (Centipede Press)

Weird Whispers magazine online

Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

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


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