TOD 091 Quarantine Readings: Orrin Grey and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Orrin Grey, as well as an all-new Reviews from the Weird with Gordon B. White’s highlights of 2020 and most anticipated 2021 reads. This episode’s content was recorded on Feb. 1, 2, and 3, 2021. 

Show Notes

The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series continues with  Silvia Moreno-Garcia (0:28:04) and Orrin Grey (1:03:46). Silvia reads an excerpt from her bestselling novel Mexican Gothic (Del Rey, 2020), and Orrin reads the complete short story ‘The Splitfoot Reel’ from the NecronomiCon 2019 Memento Book. They also share their experiences with lockdown living, their writing and publishing news, and their reading (and Orrin’s gaming)  recommendations. PLUS Gordon B. White offers his highlights of Weird fiction published in 2020 and his most anticipated 2021 reads in an all-new Reviews from The Weird at the start of the show. Be sure to scroll down to Additional Links to find out more, including order info, for the many fantastic books, games, and media mentioned in this episode.

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Additional Links

TOD 068 Kay Chronister: Arms that Hold You in the Middle of Nowhere

TOD 079 Lesley Wheeler: All the Smart Women Are Practicing Magic

Bodies Full of Burning: An Anthology of Menopause-Themed Horror, ed. Nicole M. Wolverton. (Submission Call; Sliced Up Press)

The Skeleton Melodies by Clint Smith (Hippocampus, 2020)

The Worm and His Kings by Haley Piper (OffLimit Press, 2020)

Stonefish by Scott R Jones (WordHorde, 2020)

The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher (Penguin, 2017)

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and African Diaspora, eds. Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Aurelia Leo, 2020) 

Black Cranes: tales of Unquiet Woman, eds by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn (Omnium Gatherum, 2020)

Alma Katsu

Sheree Renée Thomas

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (subscription info)

Fantasy Magazine

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez (Penguin Random-House, Jan. 2021)

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons by Keith Rosson (Meerket Press, Feb. 2021) 

‘Page-Turner: Denis Johnson’s Lasting Advice’ by David Means (New Yorker, June 6, 2017)

Nightmares in Yellow:A Tribute to Joseph S. Pulver, ed. Duane Pesice (Kickstarter, coming 2021)

Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn (Tor,c oming 2021)

Summer Suns by Lee Mandelo (Tor, Sept. 2021)

TOD 075 Quarantine Readings: Gemma Files and Alistair Rennie

Antisocieties by Michael Cisco (Grimscribe Press, May 2021)

TOD 053 The Weird: The Next Wave, Readings from Rising Weird Authors at NecronomiCon 2019

The Shipbuilder of Bellfairie by M. Rickert (Undertow, July 2021)

Weird Horror (Undertow, subscribe here)


The Dark (Patreon subscription)

Hairsbreadth by Craig Laurance Gidney (serial novel; subscribe to Eyedolon Patreon)

‘Mexican Gothic Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia  shares what fans can expect from the Hulu series’ (EW, Aug. 24, 2020)

‘Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s book Mexican Gothic riding high on New York Times best-seller list’ (Vancouver Sun, Sept. 8, 2020)

Find PreOrder links for Silvia’s 2021 releases at her Website

‘Let’s talk about fantasy and science fiction books that have fallen off the radar’ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar (Washington Post, Jan. 13, 2021)

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon (Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 2021)

The Rock Eaters by Brenda Paynardo (Penguin, May 2021)

Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer (MCD Books, Feb. 2021)

The Conductors by Nicole Glover (HMH, March 2021)

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Hachette, May 2021)

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books, 2021)

Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki (Penguin, April 2021)

‘A Brief History of Pamela Sargent’s Women of Wonder Anthologies’ by James David Nicoll (, Apr. 18, 2019)

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbil Weiden (HarperCollins, July 2021)

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

Panic Fest (Film Festival, April 9-11, 2021)

Signal Horizon

The Hill and the Hole  (based on the Fritz Leiber story; dirs, Bill Darmon & Christopher Ernst, 2019)

The Iron Kingdoms: Requiem (game, Privateer Press)

Listen to The Horror Pod Class here (scroll down for interview with The Beach House director Jeff Brown)

Something Weird on TV: Friday the 13th The Series (column by Orrin Grey; Signal Horizon)

TOD 077 Quarantine Readings John Langan and Brooke Warra

Descent (game)

Streets of Steel (game)

‘The Moorcock Connection: Sailors on the Seas of Warhammer Quest’ by Orrin Grey (boardgame column, Unwinnable)

The Killing (1956, dir; Stanley Kubrick; trailer)

The Killers (Criterion boxed set)

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951; trailer)

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962; trailer)

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

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin

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