TOD 069 Quarantine Readings: Christina Sng and Mike Allen

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Christina Sng and Mike Allen, plus Reviews from The Weird with Gordon B. White featuring Armageddon House by Michael Griffin. The readings were recorded on Sunday April 26, 2020 and Monday April 27, 2020, and Reviews from The Weird was recorded Thursday April 30, 2020. 

Show Notes

In the second installment of The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series, Christina Sng (0:16:30) and Mike Allen (0:58:45) offer their tips for surviving social distancing, writing, and book promotion in a stalled world and their quarantine reading recommendations, plus discuss and read from their new books: A Collection of Dreamscapes (0:37:33), Christina’s poetry collection from Raw Dog Screaming Press; Aftermath of an Industrial Accident (1:12:16), Mike’s upcoming collection from Mythic Delirium (out July 7); and  ‘The Comforter’ (1:35:25) in A Sinister Quartet, which also includes works by C.S.E. Cooney, Amanda J. McGee, and Jessica P. Wick, also from Mythic Delirium (June 9).  The episode opens with a few words about the passing of author/editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (0:02:20), a monumental loss to the Weird fiction community, and a new installment of Reviews from The Weird by Gordon B. White (0:06:00) featuring Armageddon House, Michael Griffin‘s new novella from Undertow Publications. Listen to Mike read from Armageddon House in TOD 067, part one of our Quarantine Readings series.

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

The Human Alchemy by Michael Griffin (Word Horde, 2019)

TOD 017 Christina Sng: All the Ends of the World

TOD 049 Mike Allen: Horror and The Weird

Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack by F. Paul Wilson

Grand Tour series by Ben Bova

Into the Woods (Broadway musical) 

Snow White, Blood Red, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (goodreads)

Leverage (TV series; Wiki)

‘Leverage is getting rebooted as IMDb TV’s first major original series’ (The Verge, April 23, 2020)

The Latest Kate Patreon

The Latest Kate Tumblr

Punktown by Jeffrey Thomas (Good Reads)

Transmissions from Punktown anthology, edited by Brian M. Sammons (Dark Regions Press)

The Spider Tapestries by Mike Allen (goodreads)

Unseaming by Mike Allen (goodreads)

Goblin Fruit poetry Webzine Archives

Angela Slatter

Patrons of the Dark Arts by Jeffrey Thomas (Forma Street Press, 2020; goodreads)

READ: ‘The Button Bin’ by Mike Allen (APEX Magazine, 2011)

READ: ‘The Quiltmaker’ by Mike Allen (APEX Magazine, 2017)

Weird Dream Society (anthology benefitting RAICES; edited by Julie C. Day)

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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