TOD 077 Quarantine Readings: John Langan and Brooke Warra

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by John Langan and Brooke Warra, plus Gordon B White reviews Children of the Fang by John Langan. The interviews were recorded on Tuesday July 14, and Reviews from The Weird was recorded on Thursday July 16, 2020. 

Show Notes

The seventh installment of The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series features John Langan (0:40:31) and Brooke Warra. Brooke discusses her recent Shirley Jackson Award (Best Novelette) for Luminous Body (Dim Shores), and John Langan, who is a SJA Board Member, goes behind the scenes on producing an online awards ceremony to air during a pandemic. Brooke reads her ‘only original monster’ story ‘The Scritch’ (0:13:27), first published in Mantid and included in The Outer Dark Symposium 2020 Program Chapbook. John reads an excerpt from ‘Sweetums’ (0:50:00), which opens Children of the Fang, his fourth collection coming in August from Word Horde, and which originally appeared in A Season in Carcosa, edited by Joseph S. Pulver. They also talk about their own experiences with lockdown living, their writing and publishing news, and their quarantine reading recommendations. The episode concludes with Gordon B White critiquing Children of the Fang by John Langan in an all-new Reviews from The Weird (1:08:33).

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the only annual conference centered around contemporary Weird fiction. This year’s event will occur virtually on the weekend of August 14-16, 2020. Find out more, including ticket link, at

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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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