My guest is Ellen Datlow, the editor of the upcoming anthology CHILDREN OF LOVECRAFT, as well as THE DOLL COLLECTION. She's also the editor of THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR series, LOVECRAFT'S MONSTERS, LOVECRAFT UNBOUND, and many other books. She talks about common mistakes writers make, what editors really do, and more! After Ellen's interview, we discuss Batman v Superman.
Author Paul Tremblay is this episode's guest. Stephen King tweeted that Paul's novel A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS "scared the living hell out of me." We talk about the book, and more. With Rick Lai, Matthew Carpenter, Salome Jones, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.
This episode, we talk about the legendary Charles Grant, who was a master of quiet horror. We discuss his books, his fictional towns of Greystone Bay and Oxrun Station, and talk with Chet Williamson, who knew him. We also talk with Chet about his new book PSYCHO: SANITARIUM, a sequel to PSYCHO by Robert Bloch. Plus: Is Nook on its way out? and an announcement about the upcoming AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS animated series, and more!
This episode's topics: An eZine fan asked for our thoughts on the definition of cosmic horror; two potentially Lovecraftian movies; is it ever too soon to publish your collection; and much more. Panelists: Kelly Young, Pete Rawlik, Joe Pulver, Matthew Carpenter, Salome Jones, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
A special edition of the podcast: Editor Salome Jones interviews a few of the authors in the new anthology CTHULHU LIES DREAMING: Lucy Brady, Mike Davis (that's me!), Lynne Hardy, Leeman Kessler, and Pete Rawlik.
Guests: Cody Goodfellow and Aaron Vanek, who are in charge of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro, which will take place April 29 through May 1 of this year. A crazy, crazy show! We also discussed Cody's new book RAPTURE OF THE DEEP AND OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES.
We talk with Kathe Koja, author of THE CIPHER (which won the Bram Stoker Award) and other novels. Kathe is also an immersive playwright; her play DRACULA just had a sold-out run. With panelists Pete Rawlik, Joe Pulver, Matthew Carpenter, Salome Jones, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
February is Women in Horror Month. There's no question that there are many talented women writers in weird fiction and Lovecraftian horror, and on this episode, we talk with a few of them: Damien Angelica Walters, Nadia Bulkin, and Gemma Files. With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis.
In which we discuss multiple topics:
Panelist Rick Lai's recent Robert E. Howard Foundation award nomination for his article "The Secret Son of Bran Mak Morn". In Rick's words, the article "deals with Worms of the Earth, an occult detective series by Jack Mann, Arthur Machen's Little People stories and the legends of fairies under the Earth. Ironically, some of this material ties into Robert Levy's THE GLITTERING WORLD."
Spoiler Free. In this episode from the archives, we talk about Stephen King's Lovecraftian tales! Plus: If you're a writer, should you quit your day job? With Pete Rawlik, Rick Lai, Matthew Carpenter, and me, Mike Davis.
This episode's guest: Robert Levy, author of the spectacular novel "The Glittering World". Lovecraftian? Cosmic horror? Weird fiction? Horror? Supernatural? All of that, in a novel that defies description. I can tell you this for sure -- "The Glittering World" is one of the best book of 2015, in my opinion.
With guest panelist Molly Tanzer! Plus Matthew Carpenter, Joe Pulver, Pete Rawlik, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
Would Lovecraft's work have remained in obscurity if it hadn't been for August Derleth? We discuss this question and others on the show. With special guest Don Herron.
We discuss some of the best Lovecraftian and Weird Fiction books of 2015! By the way, if you want to purchase any books we discussed, please use this link -- it supports Lovecraft eZine. We also discussed books we want to read, "Autumn Cthulhu", favorite 2015 shows and movies, and much more.