MUP Ep 204 – Story Time with Oscar Rios

This episode, Keepers Dave, Jon, and Murph welcomes President of Golden Goblin Press, Oscar Rios. Golden Goblin Press is about to launch a new Kickstarter for a pair of short story collections, so we thought it’d be a great time to read some short stories and discuss them. Enjoy!

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Main Topic

Oscar Rios, President of Golden Goblin Press, returns to talk about short stories. GGP is about to launch “Growing Up / Overnight: Two Horror Short Story Collections,” a Kickstarter for a pair of cosmic horror short story anthologies. The first is Children of Lovecraft Country: An Eldritch Legacy, and the other is Between Twilight & Dawn.

For the episode discussion, the guest and hosts each read one or more stories. Please listen to the episode for the full discussion. The stories we read are:

Oscar Rios read: The Shortest Way, by David Drake, published in Vettius and his Friends.

Keeper Jon read: The Future Eats Everything, by Don Webb, published in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, and The Horror Out of Time, by Randall Garrett, published in Acolytes of Cthulhu.

Keeper Dave read: The Inhabitant of the Lake, by Ramsey Campbell, and The Secret Painting of Thomas Cartwright, by W. H. Pugmire, both published in The Children of Gla’aki.

Keeper Murph read: Horns, by Joe Hill.

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