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PseudoPod mentions in January 2021


We’re excited to make our inaugural appearance on the Preliminary Ballot for the Stoker Awards with “FFUNS” by Johnny Compton.

2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced


We’re excited to make our inaugural appearance on the @locusmag Recommended Reading List with “Tara’s Mother’s Skin” by Suzan Palumbo and narrated by Arielle John — check out the full amazing reading list here!

2020 Locus Recommended Reading List

 


Andrea Blythe shares 20 bits of media she loved in 2020. We appreciate seeing “Five Fridays During Lent” by Christine Lucas and “Of Marrow and Abomination” by Morgan Sylvia (plus more!) among this list of excellence. Check out the full list!

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Mother Horror challenges you to Take A Walk In The Night, My Love


First, I must use this opportunity to encourage horror fans that if they are only digesting their horror fiction through the traditional method of the written word, I strongly recommend integrating some audio into your diet.

This is only my third PseudoPod episode but already I can feel my appetite for more grow stronger every day.

Take A Walk In The Night, My Love” by Damien Angelica Walters is a whole meal. Immediately after savoring the thought and care that Walters put into preparing this feast for your horror soul, your mind will continue to lap at the lingering morsels.

It’s proving to be somewhat of a challenge to share my full experience because this is one of those stories where all of the discoveries need to be preserved and not spoiled. So I’ll start with what I can freely exchange: The moment the narrator, Justine Eyre, began speaking — I felt my shoulders fall. I exhaled. There’s something so dreamily intimate and almost hypnotic about her voice. She has a nuanced way of ending her sentences that captured my attention and later, my affection. I’ll be looking for more stories that she has narrated.

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Mother Horror and “The Christmas Spirits”


It seems like something strange happens during the holiday season. Perhaps it’s the combination of eggnog, fruitcake, and the “Spirit of Christmas” that turns average people into consumers of cheesy books and movies with zero substance. To counter this alluring nonsense, I fill my December with Anti-Hallmark-Christmas-Horror. Instead of book covers featuring Golden Retrievers in Santa hats or sparkling toothy grins from a couple wearing matching plaid flannels — I opt for depictions of Krampus kidnapping children…

A serial killer on the loose…

An isolated cabin in the woods…

In my quest to search out yuletide tales of gore, I found The Christmas Spirits – A Tale of the White Street Society by Grady Hendrix on PseudoPod, narrated by Alasdair Stuart.

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For Your Consideration 2021: Original PseudoPod Fiction in 2020


For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2020 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season. The list of individual stories for PseudoPod follows in order of publication:

2020 first publications:

Reprints of stories originally published in 2020:

  • 731: The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter by Elaine Cuyegkeng, originally published in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn and published by Omnium Gatherum in September 2020
  • 733: Late Sleepers by Steve Rasnic Tem, originally published in It Came from the Multiplex edited by Joshua Viola and published by Hex Publishers in September 2020
  • 735: The Slow King by Tim Major, originally published The Fiends in the Furrows 2: More Tales of Folk Horror edited by David T. Neal and Christine M. Scott and published by Nosetouch Press in September 2020
  • 737: Workday by Kurt Fawver, originally published in Shadows and Tall Trees 8 edited by Michael Kelly and published by Undertow Press in March of 2020

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