TOD 109 Quarantine Readings: Natania Barron and David Bowles

The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Natania Barron and David Bowles. This podcast was recorded on January 25 and 26, 2022. 

Show Notes

The first The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series installment of 2022 features two award-winning spec-lit authors and exclusive sneak preview readings from their exciting 2022 releases. David Bowles  treats us to an excerpt from the first episode of The Obsidian Codex (0:14:30), his new Mesoamerican cosmic horror podcast which premieres Feb. 14, and reads from YA historical novel The Prince and the Coyote (0:27:05) forthcoming from Levine Querido in Fall 2022. Natania Barron (0:40:55) reads from Queen of Fury (0:52:12), forthcoming this summer from Vernacular Books and a sequel to her feminist Arthurian retelling Queen of None, which won the Manly Wade Wellman Award in 2021. David and Natania also share their experiences with lockdown living in Texas and North Carolina respectively, as well as their publishing news, David’s involvement with Chispa Comics (new Latinx imprint of Scout Comics),  how Natania became a Twitter sensation, and what they’ve both been reading lately. Be sure to scroll down to Additional Links for order links and more. This podcast was recorded via Zoom on January 25 and 26, 2022. 

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Additional Links

@DavidOBowles (Twitter)

TOD 013 David Bowles: These Dark Borderlands of Flowers, Poetry, & Blood

TOD 035 The Outer Dark Symposium 2018, Part 1: The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera Panel + Readings by David Bowles and John Claude Smith

‘Scout Comics Launches Latinx Imprint’ (Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 7, 2021)

The Black Demon Movie and Comics Series (Chispa Comics Press Release, Scout Comics, Oct. 2021)

Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo (author Website)

Clockwork Cunandera (graphic novel series)

@NataniaBarron (Twitter)

TOD 084 The Outer Dark Symposium 2020: Weird Worldbuilding Panel (moderated by Natania Barron)

TOD 087 The Outer Dark Symposium 2020: Holiday Readings Special (including Natania Barron)

‘That Time the Ladies of the House of Worth Meme I Made Broke the Internet’ by Natania Barron

ThreadTalk (Natania Barron)

The Green Knight (trailer, A24, 2021)

@NataniaBooks (TikTok)


My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (Simon and Schuster)

Bonds of Blood: Gender, Lifecycle, and Sacrifice in Aztec Culture by Caroline Dodds Pennock (Palgrave Macmillan)

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation series

The Untamed (Chinese TV series, trailer)

Archive 81 (trailer, Netflix, 2022)

Brand New Cherry Flavor (Netflix, trailer)


She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor, 2021)

Basilisks and Beowolf: Monsters in the Anglo-Saxon World by Tim Flight (Reaktion Books/U. Chicago Press, 2021)

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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