Sometimes you just have to follow the current. Our carefully prepared show (which airs next week!) has been derailed to talk about all things comics. It’s on our minds, so there’s no use ignoring the illustrated elephant in the room. Reboots! Retcons! What’s our take on DC Rebirth? The new Comixology subscription plan? The carefully orchestrated shitstorm surrounding Captain America #1? It’s all here, True Believers.
Creepy crawlies! We discuss all things horror: what scares us, who inspires us, what’s in store for the future of the genre (if it is a genre). Theramin courtesy of kirkoid at freesound.org
Books: The Exorcist, Little Girls, The Wan, Zombies and Shit, Apeshit, Metamorphosis, Merrily Watkins, The Shining, Pet Sematary, The Tommyknockers,The Shining Girls, Fitcher’s Brides, ‘Salem’s Lot, Hell House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Under the Skin, The Sparrow, Beloved, The Handmaid’s Tale, Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Mongrels, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, The Loney, North American Lake Monsters, The Buried Giant, Here’s to My Sweet Satan…
Authors: Stephen King, Rudy Rucker, Lauren Beukes, Shirley Jackson, Damien Angelica Walters, Tanith Lee, Richard Matheson, Joe Lansdale, Ray Bradbury, Graham Joyce, Adam Nevill, Sara Gran, Paul Tremblay…
Movies and TV: Planet of the Apes, Pinocchio, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Poltergeist, Hangar 18, ‘Salem’s Lot, Nosferatu the Vampyre, The Dead Zone, Carnivale, The New York Ripper, Zombi 2, Tenebrae, Eraserhead, The Descent…
We’re now on Patreon! As part of the process, Taryn Arnold from Patreon tells us about building a community and reaching an audience. She provides insight into how Patreon can enable creators to do what they love. If you’re thinking of setting up your own page, this interview will explain the basics. And if you love the show, consider supporting us on our own Patreon page! Or at least check out the supporting video. It has a dog and a cat.
Trina Marie Phillips is the editor of the brand spanking new anthology, The City of the Future. This new release from SciFutures explores metropolitan life in near future and how it could impact humanity. The book features a short story from our own Christopher Cornell, L.A. Loves You. Chris and Trina discuss the project, futurism and science fiction prototyping.
Laura Anne Gilman writes across many genres, from mystery to science fiction to urban fantasy. Her latest novel, Silver on the Road, kicks off the new series The Devil’s West. She joins us to talk about the process of writing, reading as inspiration, alcohol, pets, and anything else that springs to mind. Find out more at her website and join her Patreon account to enjoy the Adventures of Duchess, P.I.
Full disclosure alert: A certain Unreliable Narrator has a story in Mosaics 2, which releases on May 1st! They discuss intersectional feminism, the editing process, Nicki Minaj, selecting stories, and working on what you love.
The Final Hugo ballot for 2015 was announced this week. There’s plenty to grouse about, but instead we congratulate favorites among the worthy finalists, like N.K. Jemisin, Anne Leckie, Lois McMaster Bujold, Neal Stephenson, Nnedi Okorafor, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jessica Jones, Strange Horizons, and Alyssa Wong.
Then we swiftly move on to celebrating things we’ve enjoyed recently, noms or no. It’s a Pick of the Week Blowout! Featuring: Merrily Watkins; Lively St. Lemeston; Warren Ellis’ James Bond; Harriet the Spy; Black Creek; The Lives of Tao; One-Eyed Jack; The Everything Box; Zombies, Run!; Hex; Hatsune Miku; Panel Syndicate’s The Walking Dead; Forgotten; Godzilla Resurgence; Monster High; and The Ware Tetralogy.
Cath has big news, Chia can’t follow directions, George has been introducing his library to horror, and Chris misquotes Jimi Hendrix. Can you afford not to listen?
Last week we all gathered with a few good writer friends at our own writers’ retreat in Shohola, PA. Old house! Spooky woods! Creepy dolls! Limited internet! The perfect atmosphere for writerly productivity. We break down the long weekend and discuss the process of planting words firmly on pages. With short tangents on food, trolling and what the heck is going on with E’ville.