Fire the Canon

Today we have a special guest: Ruthanna Emrys, author of the neo-Lovecraftian Innsmouth Legacy series.  Ruthanna gives us a quick rundown of H.P. Lovecraft’s life and work, and we have a great time discussing The Whisperer in Darkness, starring our most gullible protagonist yet (and maybe some aliens???).

Topics include: brains in jars, Star Trek vs Star Wars, Orlando Bloom, secret fish people ancestry, human skin suits, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, cutting-edge migraine treatments

 

Recommendations and References from Ruthanna and Rachel:

Ruthanna’s Reading the Weird blog series on Tor.com, with Anne M. Pillsworth

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Laundry Files series by Charles Stross 

All Our Salt-Bottled Hearts by Sonya Taaffe

Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Seanan McGuire

Nibedita Sen

Nadia Bulkin

 

Content warning: animal death, body horror, racism, sexism, antisemitism

Show Notes

Today we have a special guest: Ruthanna Emrys, author of the neo-Lovecraftian Innsmouth Legacy series.  Ruthanna gives us a quick rundown of H.P. Lovecraft’s life and work, and we have a great time discussing The Whisperer in Darkness, starring our most gullible protagonist yet (and maybe some aliens???).

Topics include: brains in jars, Star Trek vs Star Wars, Orlando Bloom, secret fish people ancestry, human skin suits, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, cutting-edge migraine treatments

 

Recommendations and References from Ruthanna and Rachel:

Ruthanna’s Reading the Weird blog series on Tor.com, with Anne M. Pillsworth

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Laundry Files series by Charles Stross 

All Our Salt-Bottled Hearts by Sonya Taaffe

Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Seanan McGuire

Nibedita Sen

Nadia Bulkin

 

Content warning: animal death, body horror, racism, sexism, antisemitism

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Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.