Author Topic: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws  (Read 16590 times)

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2010, 04:17:52 AM »
FYI
I linked to this story from the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast forums as one of my favorite stories set in the Mythos that is both original and well written.

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2010, 04:14:23 PM »
FYI
I linked to this story from the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast forums as one of my favorite stories set in the Mythos that is both original and well written.

Oh that's awesome, thank you:)  I must now go check out the HPL Literary Podcast:)

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2010, 08:56:30 PM »
@empathy44: Thank you! I'm flattered, and now I'm definitely going to have to add the HPL Literary Podcast to my rotation.
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2010, 02:40:46 AM »
@empathy44: Thank you! I'm flattered, and now I'm definitely going to have to add the HPL Literary Podcast to my rotation.

I've been enjoying it quite a lot.  Wry and sometimes insightful commentary (albeit sometimes a bit heavy on the plot summary and light on the analysis for me, but then, the English major would be more interested in the discussion of the story than the story itself, wouldn't he?)
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2011, 08:04:08 PM »
Somewhat OT (especially considering this story won't be appearing in it; I just think it works better in audio), but I just got the official notice that my first short story collection is going to be coming out this October from Evileye Books! Here's the press release: http://evileyebooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-orrin-grey-new-book-deal-reveals.html
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2011, 09:15:57 PM »
DM me the details, we'll review it in Hub if you like:)

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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2011, 02:05:55 PM »
Thanks Alasdair! Will do!
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2015, 01:17:17 AM »
Just wanted to drop a line that "The Worm That Gnaws" is going to be appearing in print for the first time ever in my second fiction collection, Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts, which is currently available for pre-order from Word Horde! It'll be joining fellow Pseudopod alum "Night's Foul Bird," along with eleven other stories, including three entirely original to the collection, as well as author's notes, and an introduction by John Langan. Plus a really great Nick Gucker cover!
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2016, 09:53:51 PM »
Just wanted to let everyone here know that Strix Publishing has just launched a Kickstarter to put out a brand new, hardcover deluxe edition of my debut collection Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings, which sadly doesn't include this story, but does include ten of my other tales, including Pseudopod favorite "Black Hill," as well as two new stories not featured in the previous printing. This new edition will be cloth-bound and fully illustrated by M.S. Corley, and will feature a brand-new introduction by Nathan Ballingrud.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aeeth/never-bet-the-devil-and-other-warnings
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Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2019, 05:06:30 PM »
Good story with excellent narration.

One tiny nitpick/unasked for opinion: I think the very end of the story could be a bit stronger by rearranging a couple of the story's final lines. Have Wolf knock a couple of times and deliver the "Let me in" line, then have Charlie realize that it isn't Wolf at his door, and end the story with Worm-Wolf demanding "Let us in" and end with knocking.

Or maybe it's better the way it is. I'm no writer. Good episode my second guess aside.


P.S. For more wormy horror check out the classic Lights Out episode "Revolt of the Worms" from 1942.
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