Tales from the Trunk


Episode 24: Jason Sanford - “The Wheels on the Torture Bus Go Round and Round”

This episode, we are joined by Nebula-nominated author and journalist extraordinaire, Jason Sanford (@jasonsanford). Jason reads us his story, "The Wheels on the Torture Bus Go Round and Round," and we discuss progress in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror community, the joys of short fiction, and Jason's Genre Grapevine column on his patreon, where he covers news in the field.


Things discussed in this episode:

Meadowbrook Press 

Shel Silverstein 

Newfangled Fairy Tales, edited by Bruce Lansky

"Rumplestiltskin, Private Eye," by Jason Sanford, in Newfangled Fairy Tales #2 

A. J. Hackwith on Tales from the Trunk 

"May Our Voices Sing Like Blood from Open Wounds," by Jason Sanford, in Intergalactic Medicine Show

"The Eight-Thousanders," by Jason Sanford, in the September/October, 2020, issue of Asimov's 


The Society of Professional Journalists 

Lady Whistledown's Society Papers 

Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies (the sad/rabids)

Under Everest, by D. H. Dunn

Uncanny Magazine 

Analog Magazine 

Randall Kenan 

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, by Randall Kenan

"Run, Mourner, Run," by Randall Kenan, in Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

The Peace Corps 

If I Had Two Wings, by Randall Kenan

The Murderbot Diaries, by Martha Wells

Sarah Gailey on Tales from the Trunk

Tor.com Publishing 

"Sublimation Angels," by Jason Sanford

Plague Birds, by Jason Sanford


Join us again next month, when our guest will be Kelly Robson


Shelter in Place 11: The Echo Wife, with Sarah Gailey

This time around, we're re-joined by Sarah Gailey (@gaileyfrey), who brings us an exclusive excerpt from their forthcoming novel, The Echo Wife, which releases on February 16th, 2021. Following the reading, we talk a bit about some not-so-usual book-event questions.


Other things we mention in this episode:

The Echo Wife in Entertainment Weekly 

in Cosmopolitan 

"Look," the scary eyeball story, by Sarah Gailey


Sarah (Other Sarah) Hollowell (on Tales from the Trunk)

Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey

The Echo Wife tour 

Miriam Weinberg 

River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, by Sarah Gailey

When We Were Magic, by Sarah Gailey

Sarah's Substack newsletter, Stone Soup 

Sarah's Instagram 

Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Instagram)

The Mermaid, The Witch, And The Sea, by Maggie Tokuda-Hall



Tune in again in two weeks, when our guest will be Jason Sanford!

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