We're joined on this episode by author and Nebula Award finalist, Merc Fenn Wolfmoor (@Merc_Wolfmoor). Merc reads their short horror story, "When Dreams Like Fire Spread," and we talk about horror, portal fantasies, queer representation, and fanfiction. Merc's newest story, "Bring the Bones That Sing," is now up on Diabolical Plots!
A transcript of the episode, provided by D. H. Dunn, is available here.
Things we mention on this episode:
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Robot Dinosaur Fiction
AJ Hackwith's appearance on Tales from the Trunk
The Magnus Archives
Welcome to Night Vale
X Minus One
"This is Not a Wardrobe Door," by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor
In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan
Dawn of the Dead
They Live (alluded to)
The Destroy anthology series
Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction!
Nightmare Magazine being edited by Wendy Wagner beginning in 2021
Be the Serpent
Archive Of Our Own
My Battery Is Low and It Is Getting Dark
The Dystopia Triptych
Silk & Steel
Sword and Sonnet
No Shit, There I Was
Architects of Memory, by Karen Osborne
Join us again on August 7th for whatever our next Shelter in Place special, and August 21st, when our guest will be Karen Osborne
Friends, somehow it is July of twenty twenty. We’re still sheltering in place, here in Beautiful Oakland, California, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. I hope that wherever you are in the world, you and your friends and loved ones are safe and well.
For this month’s Shelter in Place episode, we’re diving back into my trunk, all the way back to the spring of 2010, a whole entire decade ago, to brush some of the dust off of another story that I wrote for an assignment. I don’t recall what, if anything, I was given as a prompt, but I turned it into another vaguely horror-y tunnel story, which should surprise approximately nobody.
Actually, this story predates “Green Line,” which I read on our April episode, by about a year.
Join us again on July 17th, when Merc Fenn Wolfmoor will be on the show!
On this episode, we're joined by Megan E. O'Keefe, author of Velocity Weapon and its forthcoming sequel, Chaos Vector. Megan reads the first chapter of her trunked novel, Conduit of Stone, which leads us into a lively conversation about our influences and Megan's thoughts on the parallels between writing and video game development.
Please join us again for our next Shelter in Place episode on July 3rd, and on July 17th, when our regular guest will be Merc Fenn Wolfmoor!
I thought for a long time about delaying this episode or simply not releasing it at all, but for all the darkness in the world, we still need art. We need voices of hope. It is Pride month, where we celebrate who we are and how far we’ve come, and where we honor and remember those who came before us.
Stonewall was a riot against police brutality, started by Marsha P. Johnson, a Black, trans woman. We would not have Pride without queer, Black activists.
This Pride in Place episode was inspired in part by the folx at Buddies in Bad Times Theater in Toronto, a space dedicated to the promotion of queer theatrical expression.
The contributors who wished to be named for this episode are:
K. B. Wagers, Twitter @kbwagers, Insta @midwaybrawler
Jill Seidenstein, Slow Bloom
You can find your local community bail funds at bit.ly/localbailfund
Consider raising up Black spec-fic writers by subscribing to FIYAH Literary Magazine (@fiyahlitmag)
Join us again on June 19th, when our guest will be Megan E. O'Keefe
For this month's episode, we're joined by Annalee Flower Horne (@LeeFlower). They read the first chapter of their trunked novel, Diamonds in the Sky, and we talk about Esperanto-speaking space-Quakers, source control management, representation, appropriation, mental health, and test-driven development.
Things we mention this episode:
"Seven Things Cadet Blanchard Learned from the Trade Summit Incident," by Annalee Flower Horne, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/Aug 2014 issue
Mary Robinette Kowal
The Dazzle of Day, by Molly Goss
Occupy Wall Street
Mass Effect 2
Civil Air Patrol
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
“Carborundorum > /dev/null,” by Annalee Flower Horne, Fireside Quarterly, July 2018
"The Great Divide," Avatar: the Last Airbender season 1, episode 11
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
The MICE Quotient
"it me, ur smol," by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor
it me, ur smol (Twitter bot)
Join us again on Friday, June 5th, for our Pride in Place special!