Brain to Books Cyber Convention

Today we’re hosting for the Brain to Books Cyber Convention, so you’ll find little of the usual greydogtales sarcasm and general scepticism on display. And no lurchers, sadly. Instead, we offered a home to a guest piece which forms part of the Brain to Books circuit, something which is way too complicated for us. But they’re majoring in horror for three days, so we got persuaded, as it all looks jolly interesting.

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NEWBORN HEROES, GODS AND MONSTERS

A quick reading roundup today. We’re back in the weird and speculative world. greydogtales doesn’t hide at home with its paws over its eyes – we love signposting new and adventurous things. We find a lot of fine stuff by linking up with people in various specific movements, such as the Folk Horror Revival, and the State of Black Science Fiction – both have large, active Facebook Groups.

Despite their names, these are broad churches. FHR covers a wealth of folklore, weird art, mythic, spiritual and landscape issues; SBSF is home to all sorts of speculative fantasy and horror projects. Respect where they’re coming from, catch up on their agendas, and you’ll find some very cool works.

NewBorn-Saga

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TRAINING YOUR HUMAN: THE MATING GAME

Today’s Training your Human subject is a delicate one for all lurchers. We have already pointed out that human beings are quite incompetent as a species. They can’t catch cats or squirrels, don’t run very well and so forth. Their methods of communication are primitive, and they can’t smell a fox from two feet away. Tragic, really. Nowhere is this incompetence more obvious than in the area of mating, so read on and learn what YOU need to know…

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The Devouring Hieroglyphs of Michael Griffin

Today, dear listener, we’re pleased to have a fascinating interview with author Michael Griffin. We probe the roots of his writing, stagger across troubled psychogeography, cross-question him on his latest release, Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone, and more. In the process he neither confirms nor denies that his entire image of womanhood is based on a Triune interpretation of Irish goddesses. Nor does he mend our oven door (the handle’s come off again). But he does talk about imagery, inspiration and interpretation, which is a Good Thing. Oh, and he sets us straight on trout…

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