PseudoPod 566: Flash On The Borderlands XL: Halloween Street
This Flash on the Borderlands is a set of stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, all set on Halloween Street.
“Halloween Street” is narrated by Alasdair Stuart.
“Masks of Me” is narrated by Daniel Braum.
“Butcher Paper” is narrated by Setsu Uzume.
“Tricks” is narrated by Brian Lieberman.
The music accompanying the Halloween Parade is “Creeper” from the album “Necrophiliac Among the Living Dead” by Terrortron, a side project of Anders Manga.
About the Author
Steve Rasnic Tem
Steve Rasnic Tem’s last novel, Blood Kin (Solaris, 2014) won the Bram Stoker Award. His new novel, UBO (Solaris, February 2017) is a dark science fictional tale about violence and its origins, featuring such historical viewpoint characters as Jack the Ripper, Stalin, and Heinrich Himmler. He is also a past winner of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards. Recently a collection of the best of his uncollected horror—Out of the Dark: A Storybook of Horrors—was published by Centipede Press. A handbook on writing, Yours To Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Fiction, written with his late wife Melanie, has appeared from Apex Books. In the Fall of 2018 Hex Publishers will be bringing out Steve’s middle-grade novel The Mask Shop of Doctor Blaack.
About the Narrators
Daniel Braum is the author of the short story collections Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales (Cemetery Dance 2016) and The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic (Independent Legions Publishing 2017) His short stories have appeared in publications including several appearances in Cemetery Dance Magazine and anthologies including The Beauty of Death 2 and Nightscripts 3. He is the host of the Night Time Logic reading series in New York. Visit him at bloodandstardust.wordpress.com.
Summer Fletcher (they/them) has written for major and indie games, and narrated over 30 short stories for various fiction podcasts. More at summerfletcher.com
Brian Lieberman is an associate editor of Pseudopod. By day, he’s a mild-mannered developer at OBO Agency. By night, he fights the forces of evil with his friends across the multiverse. He lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and a time lord regenerated as a fluffy corgi.
Alasdair Stuart is a professional enthusiast, pop culture analyst, writer and voice actor. He co-owns the Escape Artists podcasts and co-hosts both Escape Pod and PseudoPod.
Alasdair is an Audioverse Award winner, a multiple award finalist including the Hugo, the Ignyte, and the BFA, and has won the Karl Edward Wagner award twice. He writes the multiple-award nominated weekly pop culture newsletter THE FULL LID.
Alasdair’s latest non-fiction is Through the Valley of Shadows, a deep-dive into the origins of Star Trek’s Captain Pike from Obverse Books. His game writing includes ENie-nominated work on the Doctor Who RPG and After The War from Genesis of Legend.
A frequent podcast guest, Alasdair also co-hosts Caring Into the Void with Brock Wilbur and Jordan Shiveley. His voice acting credits include the multiple-award winning The Magnus Archives, The Secret of St. Kilda, and many more.
Visit alasdairstuart.com for all the places he blogs, writes, streams, acts, and tweets.
About the Artist
Christopher Walker lives surrounded by dark forests in Southwest Virginia with his wife, 2 cats, and 7-year-old son — who he’s pretty sure is a nexus of elemental chaos.