Episode 600: What is Weird Fiction?

Episode 600: What is Weird Fiction

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Episode 600

Series 6 Episode 00

What is Weird Fiction?

Hosted by DB Spitzer

DB talks about Weird Fiction and Feverish Fiction #5

This episode is brought to you by FoundItemClothing.com Bunnyslippers.com and sleazyvikingpress.wordpress.com

For a better understanding of weird fiction I recommend reading ST Joshi’s ‘The Weird Tale’, by University of Texas Press.

@applepodcasts #horror #scifi #cthulhu #lovecraft #weirdfiction #podcast #literature

Episode 63: Panorama of the Thurian Age

Episode 63: Panorama of the Thurian Age

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This episode we talk of barbarian kings and the land they ruled, also a cool book from Stoneskin Press.
#Fantasy #robertehoward #kull #atlantis #pulp #weirdtales #ThurianAge #Cthulhu #stoneskinpress #swords #sorcery
Edited and produced by DB Spitzer
Music by Kevin MacLeod
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Henry Kuttner

A new episode and a reading about Henry Kuttner.

Episode 62: Henry Kuttner

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All caught up on back episodes for now. This week we talk about Henry Kuttner and his creations.

Reading 9: The Shadow on the Screen

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A tale from 1930s Hollywood, pulpy lovecraftian tale involving a shadow and a whole lot of 30s slang. This would make a great short film or adventure for an RPG.

#horror #scifi #fantasy #YA #books #reading #darkfiction #weirdfiction #lovecraft #cthulhu #hollywood #weird #pulp
Edited and produced by DB Spitzer
Music by Kevin MacLeod
PGttCM is on Twitter, Tumbler, Facebook and Instagram, not to mention www.PGttCM.com & www.PGttCM.podbean.com
PGttCM is a member of the Dark Myths Collective.

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Mother Hydra & Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth

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Whoa Momma! Mother Hydra, the origins of her name is part one, part two is ‘weird shadows over innsmouth’ published by Fedogan & Bremer, and edited by Stephen Jones. Some really great stories in that one. Third and final section is a reading of “The Discarded Draft of The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Thank you for listening.
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Sorry about the delay, I’ve had computer issues and health issues. It’s hard to record w/o a computer or mic & it’s hard to edit while sick and recovering from a serious ear infection.

Reading 2: The Strange High House in the Mist

The Strange High House in the Mist

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Who wants to get high?

Let’s go to Kingsport, talk to that terrible old guy, climb a big hill and hang out with a weirdo beardo and look at crazy stuff. We also breifly talk about the Indiegogo for ‘Return of the Old Ones” https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/three-new-books-from-dark-regions-press#/This episode is brought to you by FoundItemClothing.com & BunnySlippers.com

Edited and produced by DB Spitzer
Music by Kevin MacLeod & DB Spitzer
PGttCM is on Twitter, Tumbler, Facebook and Instagram, not to mention PGttCM.com & PGttCM.podbean.com
PGttCM is a member of the Dark Myths Collective.
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Episode: Hastur & Ambrose Bierce

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This episode we talk about Hastur, Ambrose Bierce & Don Swaim’s book about Ambrose Bierce.
Music by Kevin MacLeod and DB Spitzer. Sponsored by Founditemclothing.com & BunnySlippers.com
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#Hastur #Horror #AmbroseBierce #Books #BookReview #CthulhuMythos

Gettin’ Ill w/ the Brontë Sisters.

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AB: “Dear Sister,
I am writing to find if I might be allowed to die at your house.”

CB: “Dear Sister,
Please do, just make sure you don’t die in the front yard,
if you do I shall make it your  grave.”

AB: “I’m cool with that.”

Check out this cool shirt, impress your friends who have taken an english class, or stupid people by telling them it’s from a punk band.

 

 

the Last Look trilogy

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This is a tale of self discovery destruction and selfishness. This is the story of a damaged mind dealing with truth, this is about running away from your problems. It’s about not knowing who you are. It’s about thinking you’re the hero, when in reality you aren’t really doing anything then stroking your own ego. It feels like a story of mid twenties self-crisis.
As Black Hole was about teen dread, this feels like it’s about twenties self-crisis and not knowing your way in the world or knowing how you fit in the adult world, possibly fear of responsibility.

This trilogy is about birth, life, death(just look at the covers). Doug wakes knowing he’ll never remember what was about to happen… A juxtaposition of strange dreamscapes & mundane reality. This is symbolism galore, but not in a bad way. Just in a heavy handed way, much like Black Hole.  The “dream world” oddly feels more real, and the “real world” feels like an anxiety dream. It’s a good story, I do feel like there is something missing storywise, but I can’t tell you what it is. It all makes glad I am no longer in my twenties and dealing with self-obsessed art art school types. The folk in the “real world” remind me of the parts of me I despise from my youth and the people I avoid in my older years, plus the head injury parts hits a little too close to home.

I really enjoy Charles Burns’ illustration style, it always reminds me of Shin-hanaga(新版画) woodcuts and photos of the Pacific Northwest in the late 70s-early eighties. The color and type in this series are great, and really do a great job of informing the tone and assisting the narrative of the story. If you like this type of comic book, you’ll like this comic book. If you have to hunt down a good bookstore to find a comic book you like, this is a comic for you. If you listen to my recommendations, then I recommend this.

I give it 4.5 K  large spotted eggs out of 5K large spotted eggs. I really enjoyed it, but I  feel it was lacking enough weirdness for me. I highly recommend it.

X’ed Out, The Hive & Sugar Skull will be bundled as a trilogy, I guess will be available Oct 04, 2016 as a paperback. Check out their publisher’s website.

Priestess(the collected Blackstone Erotica)

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This collection brings together the first four BLACKSTONE Erotica books:RED MONOLITH FRENZY, GREEN FEVER DREAM, Summonings: Anicka & Kamiland Summonings: Yvette’s Interview in the order in which the story occurs. Follow a novice Priestess of the Black Stone as she calls up prehistoric sex-gods in the mountains of Eastern Europe, gathers power and partners in the glitzy dungeons of London’s BDSM scene, and mates with monsters in subterranean chambers of lust and horror! Learn the backstory of her friends, lovers, and enemies! This volume also contains excerpts from Blackstone Book 3, Yellow Sign Bound and Orgy in the Valley of the Lust Larvae PLUS a special essay from the author on the weird-erotica writing experience.
-Martian Migraine Press

This is some fine literary smut. Published by Martian Migraine Press and written by Justine Geoffrey(not Justin Geoffrey of People of the Monolith fame). A collection of Erotica set in the shared Cthulhu Mythos of HP LOvecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, etc… Cultists, otherworldly “Demons”, sex dungeons, fish fuckers, human bodily fluids mixing with otherly world ichor and other such things.
It seems partially set in the town in the Czech republic where Robert E. Howard’s ‘The Black Stone’ took place. It’s like Robert E. Howard & Penthouse Letters meet through a Flesh World  ad and got together in a hotel room for a long weekend, only stopping to write and consume foodstuffs and other substances.

While not recommended for everyone, do read this if you like your mythos w/ a bit of slap and tickle. If Fendogan & Bremer ever publish “Weirdest Shadows Over Innsmouth” they should include Green Fever Dream. The closest thing I can compare this to is reading the Xothic Legend Cycle from Chaosium and the Delta of Venus with a fever, and unknowingly vacillating between the two. Only Warning, this isn’t very vanilla.