Pseudopod 409: Sideshow10/26/14
by Catherine MacLeod This story first appeared in John Joseph’s Adams’ WOMEN DESTROY HORROR, published this month by NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE. CATHERINE MACLEOD lives and writes in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, where she also spends too much time watching “One...
Bonus Pseudopod Halloween Flash Episode: Jack And The Bad Man
by Annie Neugebauer A slightly different version of this story was first published in the October 2011 issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree, accompanied by original artwork by Ken Lamug. ANNIE NEUGEBAUER is a short story author and award-winning poet....
Pseudopod 408: Knife Fight
by David Nickle “My piece of advice: look seriously at all the candidates in the next election wherever you live, because your vote counts.” DAVID NICKLE is a Bram Stoker award winning author of several novels and numerous short stories–most recently,...
Pseudopod 407: Train Tracks
by W.P. Johnson “Train Tracks” was first published in Weird Noir by Fox Spirit Books and edited by Katy Laity. It’s a wonderful anthology of crime noir stories with elements of weird fiction, and is still available through Amazon as a kindle download...
Pseudopod 406: Breath Stirs In The Husk
by Eileen Wiedbrauk “Breath Stirs In The Husk” first appeared in the URBAN GREEN MAN anthology edited by Adria Laycraft and Janice Blaine (Edge Publishing, August 2013). “This story is set in a part of the world where my parents grew up; I’d often...
Pseudopod 405: A Fine Sacrifice
by Steve Vernon “A Fine Sacrifice” was originally published in chapbook format and is VERY hard to find. It was reprinted in the collection DO-OVERS AND DETOURS, published in 2010 by Dark Regions Press. You can pick up a copy of the collection on...
Pseudopod 404: Unforgotten
by Chris Fowler “Unforgotten” originally appeared in the LETHAL KISSES anthology edited by Elaine Datlow in 1996. Chris says: “I used to work opposite an 18th century building with an odd little window in its back. As I knew the owners, I asked about...
Pseudopod 403: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XXI: The Tyranny Of Objects
“Nothing that surrounds us is object, all is subject.” – André Breton ************************************************************************ “Digit” by Gabriel R. Miller. This is the first publication of “Digit” – “I couldn’t be happier that my...
Pseudopod 402: The Recovery
by H.V. Chao. “The Recovery” was first published in a slightly different form in Strange Tales IV from Tartarus Press, edited by Rosalie Parker. It is forthcoming in a translation by Anne-Sylvie Homassel in Le Visage Vert. H.V. CHAO‘s fiction has...
Pseudopod 401: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife
by Dave Beynon. “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife” was published in Oct 2013 in the anthology TESSERACTS SEVENTEEEN: SPECULATING CANADA FROM COAST TO COAST COAST, edited by Colleen Anderson and Steve Vernon (Edge Publishing). The story is in the exact...
Pseudopod 400: The Screwfly Solution
by James Tiptree Jr. “The Screwfly Solution” first appeared in the June 1977 issue of Analog, won the Nebula award for Novelette in 1978 and has been reprinted multiple times since then. In 2006 it was adapted by Sam Hamm and Joe Dante as an episode...
SPECIAL EDITION: PG Holyfield
Announcement:http://specficmedia.com/2014/08/17/pg-holyfield-announcement/ GoFundMe Page:http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund Want to give people who don’t know PG’s work a chance to donate AND get an audio version of his book at the same time? Point them...
Pseudopod 399: The Wriggling Death
by Harold Gross. “The Wriggling Death” is a Pseudopod original. The author says: “Best listened to with a cuppa and biscuit? This piece would not exist were it not for a tour of the Monterrey Aquarium by friend and fellow author, Pat McEwan, whose...
Pseudopod 383: Blood Women
by Usman T. Malik. “Blood Women” first appeared in Chiral Mad 2 edited by Michael Bailey. This podcast is Usman’s first ‘reprint’ sale. The story made Ellen Datlow‘s Summation of 2013 for Best Horror of the Year Six. Usman has long felt the absence of...
Pseudopod 398: Prince Of Flowers
by Elizabeth Hand. “Prince of Flowers” was Hand’s first published story. It appeared in Twilight Zone Magazine in 1988, was subsequently reprinted in The Year’s Best Horror and has appeared in various anthologies since then, as well as in her story...
Pseudopod 397: Gut Check
by Toni Nicolino. Toni said of “Gut Check”: “Every day, human beings endure misfortunes big and small: we’re bullied, hurt, betrayed; we lose parents and children, we lose jobs, we get divorced; we miscarry. They’re widespread problems that happen to...
Pseudopod 396: The Buchenwald Man
by Benjamin Sonnenberg. “The Buchenwald Man” is original to Pseudopod. “Some events are so truly evil that they can never be avenged. That being said, it is important to continue to learn about the past, evil and all, as studying history is what helps...
Pseudopod 395: Fishhead
by Irvin S. Cobb. “Fishhead” first appeared in THE CAVALIER on January 11, 1913 and can be read here. IRVIN S. COBB (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, and columnist who lived in New York and authored more than 60 books...
Pseudopod 394: Summer Girls
by Caspian Gray. “Summer Girls” first appeared in Black Static #35, which was their July/August 2013 issue. CASPIAN GRAY currently lives with a tall man and a small dog in Columbus, Ohio, where he’s a copywriter for a used car dealership. He has...
Pseudopod 393: West Gate
by Mitchell Edgeworth. “West Gate” was first published in Allegory magazine in January 2013 and is still available in their paywalled archives. Mitchell notes: “The bridge does have a bit of bad mojo about it. It collapsed while under construction in...
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