TOD 072 Quarantine Readings: Jayaprakash Satyamurthy and S.P. Miskowski

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy and S.P. Miskowski, plus Reviews from The Weird with Gordon B. White featuring Thin Places (Undertow Publications) by Kay Chronister and Terrible Things (Black Shuck Books) by David Surface. The readings were recorded on Tuesday June 2, 2020, and Reviews from The Weird was recorded Thursday June 4, 2020. 

Show Notes

Then in the fourth installment of The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy (0:24:20) and S.P. Miskowski (1:01:55) offer their thoughts from India and Canada on a global pandemic and social distancing in a time of social unrest, writing and book promotion in a stalled world and their quarantine reading recommendations, plus discuss and read from their most recent books:  Broken Cup (0:48:00), Jayaprakash’s new poetry collection (out July 21 from CLASH Books; preorder here), and the novella Strength of Water(0:51:08) from Polyversity Press (order from Lulu here); and S.P.’s novella The Best of Both Worlds (1:13:35; order here), a companion work to The Worst Is Yet to Come, her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, both from Trepidatio (Journalstone).  The episode opens with a fresh installment of Reviews from The Weird by Gordon B. White (0:06:00) featuring two of 2020’s most exciting weird fiction debut collections: Thin Places (Undertow Publications) by Kay Chronister and Terrible Things (Black Shuck Books) by David Surface. Listen to Kay discuss her book in Episode 68 and David discuss his in Episode 70.

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Additional Links

TOD 071 Quarantine Readings: Weird Dream Society

Adrian Ernesto Cepeda – La Belle Ajar (Clash Books)

Kim Vodicka – The Elvis Machine (preorder)

Jerrod Schwarz – No Name Atkins (preorder)

Christine Sloan Stoddard – Heaven is a Photograph (preorder)

Wrath James White – If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse (Clash Books)

Seb Doubinsky (Goodreads)

Sonya Taaffe

TOD 069 Quarantine Readings: Christina Sng and Mike Allen

Djinn and Miskatonic (Bandcamp)

Fighting Fantasy game book series

Weird Tales of a Bangalorean by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

A Volume of Sleep by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

The Unnamed Country by Jeffrey Thomas (Word Horde)

Atlantis by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)

TOD A03 S.P, Miskowski: Tall Tales & Little Lies

The Best of Both Worlds: S.P. Miskowski (interview by Angela Slatter)

Book Review: The Best of Both Worlds (By Thomas Joyce; This Is Horror)

Book Review: Revenge by Yoko Ogawa (NPR)

The Ax by Donald Westlake

READ ONLINE: Go Fish By Ian Rogers ( 

Bleedthrough and Other Small Horrors by Scarlett R. Algee

Samantha Kolesnik

‘Barbara Neely, The Activist-Turned-Crime-Writer Who Inspired a Generation’ By Kellye Garrett (CrimeReads)

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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