TOD 101 Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror Featuring Ellen Datlow, Cody Goodfellow, Cassandra Khaw, Brian Evenson, Gemma Files

This podcast features an interview with editor Ellen Datlow  and readings by Cody Goodfellow, Cassandra Khaw, Brian Evenson, and Gemma Files from Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror (Tachyon Publications, October 2021) . This episode was recorded between August 25-30, 2021.

Show Notes

In our first episode after a summer podcast break, Anya Martin interviews multi-award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, about her Body Shocks anthology, out in October 2021 from Tachyon Publications, as well as how it reflects her general editorial process for selecting stories for reprint theme anthologies, her other big fall release When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson (Titan Books),  and her thoughts on body horror and contemporary Weird fiction.  Ellen then introduces readings from Body Shocks contributors Cody Goodfellow  (0:33:43), Cassandra Khaw (0:48:12), Brian Evenson (1:06:03), and Gemma Files (1:17:08). The authors also share back stories on their Body Shocks stories and their latest publishing news. This episode was recorded between August 25-30, 2021. Be sure to scroll down to Additional Links to find out more,

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Additional Links

Jacob Weisman (Tachyon editor/publisher)

Ed Bryant (wiki)

Michael Blumlein (obituary,

Terry Dowling

ISFDB (The Internet Speculative Fiction Database)

‘A Seam as Wet as Wet Can Be’ by Gahan Wilson (SCI FICTION)

TOD 001 Alyssa Wong: A Shitstorm in Flavortown (TOD)

Richard Kadrey

‘Mbo’ by Nicholas Royle (ISFDB)

Stefan R. Dziemianowicz (editor; ISFDB)

TOD 022 Two Weird Panels: ‘Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: The Roots of Cosmic Horror’ at NecronomiCon 2017 and ‘Women in Weird Fiction’ from HPLFF 2017

TOD 052 The Outer Dark Symposium 2019, Part 3: The Fiction of Forking Paths and Readings by Larissa Glasser,  Selena Chambers, and Edward Austin Hall

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling  (Penguin Random House)

When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson (Titan Books) anthology reading (streamed live Sept. 21, 2021)

‘Announcing Screams from the Dark, a New Anthology Edited by Ellen Datlow’ (Tor Nightfire)

New Maps of Dream, edited by Cody Goodfellow and Joseph S. Pulver Sr (PS Publishing)

The Flying None by Cody Goodfellow (Perpetual Motion Machine)

Cassandra Khaw Nothing But Blackened Teeth Virtual Tour

TOD 094 Weirder Side of the Fantastic Panel (featuring Brian Evenson)

TOD 075: Quarantine Readings: Gemma Files and Alistair Rennie

Kissing Carrion by Gemma Files

Vertigo Comics (wiki, history)

Black Orchid (Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean, Vertigo, DC)

‘Police Truck’ Dead Kennedys (youtube)

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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