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 on: Today at 04:18:20 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Bdoomed
PseudoPod 569: The Black Stone

by Robert E. Howard
Narrated by Andrew Leman

The Black Stone was first published in WEIRD TALES, November, 1931. It appears here by permission.

Andrew is one of the founders and proprietors of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and has produced and appeared in films, radio dramas, games, music and audiobook projects based on or inspired by Lovecraft’s work, most notably the motion picture of “The Call of Cthulhu” and the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series.

An audiobook of the Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft has been released and is available through the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society website. If you’ve listened to any of Andrew’s narrations over on the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, you owe it to yourself to grab this collection. The newest episode of the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre — “The Rats in the Walls” — should be released by Thanksgiving in time for some wholesome family dining experiences.

Also, check out the Cromcast, which is working through Howard’s impressive catalog of fiction.

“They say foul things of Old Times still lurk In dark forgotten corners of the world. And Gates still gape to loose, on certain nights. Shapes pent in Hell.” –Justin Geoffrey

I read of it first in the strange book of Von Junzt, the German eccentric who lived so curiously and died in such grisly and mysterious fashion. It was my fortune to have access to his Nameless Cults in the original edition, the so-called Black Book, published in Dusseldorf in 1839, shortly before a hounding doom overtook the author. Collectors of rare literature were familiar with Nameless Cults mainly through the cheap and faulty translation which was pirated in London by Bridewall in 1845, and the carefully expurgated edition put out by the Golden Goblin Press of New York, 1909. But the volume I stumbled upon was one of the unexpurgated German copies, with heavy black leather covers and rusty iron hasps. I doubt if there are more than half a dozen such volumes in the entire world today, for the quantity issued was not great, and when the manner of the author’s demise was bruited about, many possessors of the book burned their volumes in panic.

Listen to this week's PseudoPod.

 on: Today at 09:23:10 AM 
Started by danooli - Last post by danooli
Cateye Gleaming in the Dark

Author: David M. Hoenig
Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Host: Marguerite Kenner
Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter

Originally published in the X2 anthology by Thirteen O’Clock Press
The full text is published on the new Cast of Wonders website! Check it out!
Click here to listen to Episode 280

David M. Hoenig is a practicing physician for whom writing is his ‘second career’. He’s won 2 short fiction contests (Dark Chapter Press, Espec books) and placed 3rd in another (Morning Rain Publishing). He’s had multiple stories published/accepted to different anthologies with Horrified Press, Zoetic Press/NonBinary Review, Drunk Monkeys Literary, Dark Chapter Press, and Nebula Rift Magazine.

B.J. Harrison is the award-winning host of The Classic Tales podcast, and has narrated hundreds of audiobooks. His work has received thousands of five star ratings and reviews, and has been recommended by The Wall Street Journal. His most notable works have been The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens. His website is formulated to work like an audiobook club, where he gives supporting listeners monthly coupons and access to special content.


James Riordan thinks that eighty four is a pretty fine number. It’s round, for one thing. It’s made up of what should be a lucky seven of dozens, for another. And he’s had time to get used to it, since it doesn’t look like he’s going to get around to eighty five.

Tags: BJ Harrison, Cast of Wonders, cateye, David M. Hoenig, grief, growth, Jeremy Carter, loss, luck, marbles, passing on, protection, recovery, war, Young Adult fiction

 on: November 17, 2017, 08:43:03 PM 
Started by danooli - Last post by effie
Hi everyone! I'm Effie, the writer. If you had any thoughts I'd love to hear 'em! Or if you just wanted to argue about how humanity would deal with people with actual superhero-like powers. Or if you wanted to tell me that Safeway holiday cookies are divine and what am I doing denigrating them. (You could, but you're wrong. Those things are awful.) Either way! I'd love to hear from you.


 on: November 17, 2017, 08:15:34 PM 
Started by Scuba Man - Last post by Fenrix
I haven't seen an invite to the content.  I am getting the thank you letters, but that is all.  I would like to check out the latest Halloween parade notes.


Have you checked your spam folder?

 on: November 17, 2017, 04:49:19 PM 
Started by Scuba Man - Last post by Dwango
I haven't seen an invite to the content.  I am getting the thank you letters, but that is all.  I would like to check out the latest Halloween parade notes.


 on: November 17, 2017, 11:38:01 AM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by jrderego
Kurt Vonneguys
The Great War Podcast
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 on: November 17, 2017, 10:26:51 AM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by eytanz
Escape Pod 602: Trash Talk

AUTHOR: Holly Schofield
NARRATOR: [urk=]Robert Gonyo[/url]
HOST: Mur Lafferty


I’m not a complainer, not me. I roll with the punches. I’ll be just another dead trash collector in about ten minutes but, hey, that’s okay. My son won’t die and, here’s a bonus, my life insurance policy will pay out.

Unless they consider it suicide.

Here we are, hugging in the middle of my living room, me in my robo-assist, my fists locked behind Ricky’s head, up high, like a boxer’s. Ricky, that’s my son, he’s pinned right against my chest.

I can’t see much now, things are blurry; must be sweat that’s in my eyes. Maybe that’ll save me ’cause it’ll short out the servos sooner or later. That was a joke. I’m hanging tough. By the way, guys, before you do anything down at the cop shop with this voice record, edit out all the emotional crap Ricky and I said earlier at the beginning, like right when it started recording, okay? Kinda embarrassing.

Listen to this week’s Escape Pod!

 on: November 16, 2017, 09:32:34 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Bdoomed
PseudoPod 568: The Room in the Other House

by Kristi Demeester
Narrated by Alasdair Stuart

PseudoPod 568: The Room in the Other House is a PseudoPod original.

I’ve counted the moments we once had over and over. Tried to hold them in my hands as if they were solid, but in the end, there is nothing except for the dark scar tracing against my palm. If I squint, it looks like a worm. If I squint, it’s almost like you’re still here.

We found the house when we weren’t looking. Driving along back roads because there was nothing else to do. We’d had too much to drink the night before and needed coffee and open air that tasted of rainwater and the cloying scent of rotting wood. You took the turns too fast, and I squealed and pretended to be angry, but you grinned through all of it, and it was the kind of dangerous smile I loved.

“What if we just never went back?” you said, but it was a conversation we were always having. There was the house we’d just moved into. The one with the extra two-stall garage and bonus room. Space for your workshop. Space for all of that scrapped metal you called a “project.” There was the dog we adopted together when we decided this thing we were doing was more forever than not. There were Monday mornings and paychecks and doctor’s appointments and phone calls. We were not the kind of people to disappear.

And then you did.

Listen to this week's PseudoPod.

 on: November 16, 2017, 07:49:27 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by Fenrix
This was a really nice optimistic piece, and the work of the development team was effectively drawn. It hit all of the right emotional beats without feeling manipulative. Also awesome that the author popped in to say hi!

 on: November 16, 2017, 04:10:28 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Kaa
Nice story. I had some trouble getting into it at the beginning, and then something fortuitous happened, and there was some sort of glitch in the recording so I had to go to the website to read along....

And I ended up with 15 tabs open in my browser from looking up various words from the story that, had I been driving or otherwise occupied while listening, I would have missed. I'm glad I took the time, because it did help get into the story more.

And then that ending! Nicely done. That turned out a lot creepier than I suspected it would from the humble beginning. Really enjoyed it. Smiley

(Also, I kind of want to try Hobnobs, jollof rice, and ogbono soup. Never did figure out what Bama meant, but maybe someone here knows and will tell me. Smiley )

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