MUP EP – 204 Storytime 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.