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.
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.
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the only annual conference centered around contemporary Weird fiction. Find out more at TheOuterDark.org.
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