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Mother Horror and the Dystopia of Meat


This PseudoPod episode is narrated by Linda Hamilton. You know, she plays Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise? THAT Linda Hamilton. She doesn’t just read the story or animate the dialog, she brings a cinematic quality to every line for the duration of this 30+ minute episode. It’s a real delight.

But what is an Oscar-worthy performance without something memorable to perform?

MEAT” by Xander M. Odell is unforgettable. (Continue Reading…)

Mother Horror and Final Girl Theory


Final Girl Theory” is a fictional story about a fictional, cult-classic movie called Kaleidoscope. The narrator is addressing the audience with a high level of knowledge about the film. At first, it’s almost documentary-like in tone but later, this changes.

John Meagher’s reading is perfect- he has an urgent, almost excited way of engaging with the text that demands rapt attention.

The author, A.C. Wise, does an amazing job with the descriptive language as the narrator translates, cinematically, what is happening on the screen. The specific details like how many minutes into the opening scene we are, lend themselves to the authenticity and believability.

The audience immediately forgets this movie is not real. (Continue Reading…)

Anthologies and Collections and PseudoPod and You, Round Two!


There are a number of short stories in anthologies and collections that deserve to get in front of more readers. We want to shine more light across our community and widen our circle to make room for more writers and readers. In specific, PseudoPod has penciled out space in a large portion of November and early December 2021 to support this effort. Want to know what this might look and sound like? Check out the showcase we did in November and December 2020 starting with “The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter” by Elaine Cuyegkeng from the anthology Black Cranes.

Publishers, please send us your collections and anthologies, specifically those that have been or will be published in 2021.

Authors, ask your publisher to send us the book; if they’re not interested, we still want you to submit your story here — just include the collection or anthology title in the cover letter for your individual story. (Continue Reading…)

PseudoPod mentions in February 2021


Congratulations to Christi Nogle for her Spanish translation of “Resilience” in both text and audio in Las Escritoras de Urras. This story was originally published her in PseudoPod in 2020.

https://escritorasdeurras.blogspot.com/2021/02/capitulo-26-resiliencia-de-christi-nogle.html


We couldn’t be more excited to make our inaugural appearance on Hugo nominated Fan Writer Charles Payseur’s Quick Sip Reviews with “If It Bit You” by Donyae Coles and narrated by Tonia Ransom of the excellent Nightlight Podcast. Check out the whole excellent list here:


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